It seems true, indeed. Just see the number of posts about it on K-Rumors. If I wanted to sum it up, I would say the following.
Since months already, it is clear that Samsung and Pentax are no longer living a love affair. The Korean company parted and now thinks a lot about being independent and thinks it is able to live happily ever after -at least when it comes about entry-level SLR photo cameras which still are the beating heart of this industry.
Leaks abounded in the recent weeks to confirm the arrival of such a camera at Samsung and many people think that it will be named Samsung NX-10 as shown on a leaked technical declaration to an official Korean legal body. The features are not detailed but it is now possible to list a lot of them without great risk of error:
- The NX-10 is a Single Lens Reflex (maybe not reflex) camera with interchangeable lenses
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 100% coverage (1x magnification): 1080p/260Hz (920,000 pixels)
- 14.6 MP APS-C photo sensor with image stabilization
- Sensitivity: ISO 100-3200 (ext. ISO 50-6400)
- Shutter: 30s-1/6000s, in 4.5 fps in burst mode
- 7 fps bursts (30 consecutive pictures) made without lifting the mirror
- Video capture: Full HD 1080p/30i/s with stereo sound
- Autofocus: 16 areas, face detection and movement tracking (considerably more powerful than the entry-level competition)
- AMOLED-type LCD screen for a better readability
- Built-in flash 12GN at ISO 100
- Connectivity: HDMI, USB 2.0, Video/Audio out
- Wireless transmission: BlueTooth, WiFi
- SD/SDHC memory cards
- Body: At least, partly weather-sealed
- Weight: 369g
Samsung would take the same opportunity to finally present lenses of its own design.
And the announcement would be ready either tomorrow or on the 10th of January!