Hands-on with the Samsung NX200 ...mock-up (+ actual shutter sound?)
As of Sept-1-2011, the camera has been officially announced. The rumoralia is after the jump for historical purposes...
The Samsung NX200 may be the first digital camera to have a physical mockup of itself made by a camera fan before the camera was officially announced. And now the DIY-mockup artist has posted a 4-minute hands-on w/the mock-up YouTube video! Also on YouTube, but from a different person, a 9-second video that [allegedly] has the actual shutter sound of the NX200! See them both at/via Foto Actualidad and dpreview Samsung Talk.
If you were wondering why Samsung hasn't been more aggressive with the NX system, perhaps it is because their main priorities are elsewhere. A news alert from Samsung today said they are planning to spend nearly $10 billion on R&D this year, but cameras were not mentioned by name. There are even rumors it may be buying HP's WebOS and/or expanding software-wise (via Phone Arena)