Samsung Adds New Firmware for the NX500 and NX1

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Firmware Version 1.10 for the Samsung NX500 provides significant improvements, including faster autofocus in a variety of lighting conditions, and more detail in 4K videos by increasing the bit rate for capture to up to 70 Megabits per Second. They've also enhanced 1080P video quality by using a larger area of the sensor.


Still Photo Enhancements:

  • Improvements to the overall Auto Focus:

    • Enhanced AF performance in low light condition

    • Enhanced AF performance in backlit and spot light

    • Enhanced AF performance in the corners when utilizing 16-50mm PZ lens

    • Enhanced Face Detection AF performance

    • Enhanced AF performance in movie mode

  • Added "Zone AF" mode

  • Increased the size of AF to 5 steps in AF "Area Size"

  • Increased the Face Detection Area of the sensor

  • Includes 4 most popular Pro Suggest presets (Cinematic, Memories, Gorgeous night, & High Speed)

  • Added "Selfie as Flipped" mode

    • The image is flipped to capture as in the preview.

  • Improved "Selfie" AF function in Timer mode

  • Continuous AF is default in "Selfie Timer."

  • Simplified EXIF data preview

Video Recording Enhancements

  • Added "Pro" mode in movie quality and increased the bit rates for movie size and quality (up to 70Mbps)

    • Movie Recording Time changed to 25 minutes at FHD 60P/50P

  • Larger sensor read out data size with improved FHD quality up to 60P

  • Remains in Stand By mode after recording

  • "1280x720 (120P)" setting in the Movie Size Menu for easy access

    • Sound recording is available

  • Capture individual 4K frame forward & backward with precision

    • Embedded EXIF data in jpeg

  • Added NEW MF Responsiveness mode

    • Capable of setting to Low, Medium, High focus angle in manual focus mode

Go to the Download Section on this page to get the new Version 1.10 for your NX500: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/EV-NX500ZBMIUS#manualsDownloads

Note that you can also get the Firmware Update via the WiFi built into the camera, or by using the Samsung Launcher software.

Samsung also released Firmware Version 1.31 for the NX1 this month. This is mostly a bug fix release, although Samsung also improved the "Color Temperature" of White Balance, according to the change log.. Samsung_NX1_front_angled_mid.jpgJust last month in May, Samsung published Firmware Version 1.30 for the NX1. Read more about that update here:Samsung NX1 v1.30 Firmware adds Numerous Enhancements

Now, they've released yet another update for the NX1 (Version 1.31) this month with the following changes:

[v1.31]
1. Improved "Color Temperature" of White Balance.
2. Fixed UHD Movie recording bugs
- Zoom lens + Tele condition > broken right side
- Zoom lens + Tele + EVF condition > Image broken when you enable MF Focus Peaking
3. Fixed FHD 120p Movie recording bug
- Intermittently broken of some part of movie
4. Keep the Focus mode under below condition
- Movie Standby mode > Start recording > change the Focus Mode > Stop recording
5. Overall fixed minor bugs

You can find Firmware Version 1.31 for the Samsung NX1 in the Downloads and Manuals Section on this page: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/EV-NX1ZZZBMBUS#manualsDownloads