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Samsung NX100 is latest lens-swapping snapper

Lens-swapping is the new black, and the Samsung NX100 joins the compact, mirrorless it crowd.

Lens-swapping is the new black. The latest entry to the burgeoning market for compact, mirrorless cameras is the Samsung NX100, a sleek-looking 14-megapixel snapper.

The NX format packs a large APS-C CMOS sensor and swappable lenses. The NX100 introduces a new i-Function lens system, which sees the lens communicate with the body and tell you the best way to use the lens. A button on the lens tweaks settings.

Other features include a 3-inch AMOLED screen and 720p high-definition movie recording. Optional add-ons include an electronic viewfinder and GPS geotagging module.

The NX100 joins the first NX camera, the NX10, in the increasingly crowded market for compacts with swappable lenses. Olympus and Panasonic were first with the Micro Four Thirds format, followed by Sony's novice-friendly NEX range and Ricoh's bonkers GXR.

The NX100 arrives in mid-October and will cost around £450. A 20mm pancake lens is expected shortly with further lenses to follow next year.