updated 06:35 pm EST, Mon December 21, 2009
1st Samsung swappable lens cam not an SLR
(Update with Samsung confirmation and stance) Samsung's first camera with removable lenses has been seen in supposedly production-ready trim thanks to a forum leak late Sunday. It should now be called the NX10 in its final guise and is now known for certain to be closer to point-and-shoot cameras as it lacks the mirror system that would be needed for an SLR. It's thought the camera is using a Samsung-developed system rather than using another mirrorless system like Micro Four Thirds.
The camera spotted at DPReview's community is also skewed somewhat towards relative beginners in photography with a full-auto scene mode as well as presets for landscape and nighttime shots, though it still has full manual controls as well as aperture and shutter priority options on the mode dial. A hot shoe for an external flash reinforces the semi-pro ambitions of the the NX10.
It's still not certain when the often-delayed camera will appear, but if virtually complete it could be unveiled by Samsung at CES next month and launch sometime afterwards.
Update: Samsung tells Electronista that the NX10 exists, but that none of the details are official and that it will only provide full details with a formal launch of the camera in the future. [via Photography Bay]