The Samsung NX300 (see our review here) hasn’t been out for very long, but the company already provides the first serious firmware update for the camera. With firmware 1.2 installed, the NX300 gets a number of improvements, chiefly concerning its autofocus capabilities. In addition to that, Samsung also added some general enhancements and bugfixes that should make using the camera more enjoyable. For a full breakdown of what fw 1.2 brings to the NX300, head past the break.
Samsung NX300 Firmware 1.2 Improvements
- Adding Multi-touch zoom, double tap zoom functions
- Adding Minimum shutter speed settting function ( ISO Auto in P or A mode)
- Adding AF point moving function without focusing in Touch AF
- Adding Touch screen on/off menu ( Even touch off, playback mode and menu selection is worked by touch.)
- Adding guide message off menu during mode change
- Adding MIC sensitivity level adjustment menu
- Adding MENU, FN button display off mode in display mode
- Fixing exposure error in SmartRange+ mode
- Adding auto rotate function
- Improving AF quality
- Improving SD card compatibility
- Adding interfaces for new Lens line up
- Improving that some video player does not play sound on end parts of video clip in PC
- Playback view is fixed to keep last view.(Resume)
- Focus Peaking and shutter speed error is fixed while the K-MOUNT Adaptor is mounted.
- Picture Wizard and SmartRage+ functions are fixed to be adjusted together.
- AF speed and accuracy are improved
- Back focusing problem of some lens is fixed
- AF accuracy of 85mm lens is improved.
- AF speed and accuracy of 30mm lens are improved. (30mm lens needs updating lens firmware version1.21)
- Over exposure is fixed during video recording in S mode.
- Shot to shot time is reduced.
- ISO value setting menu is fixed to be manually set during video recording in M mode.
- OIS error of 18-55mm lens is fixed.
- Menu in WiFi mode is added to go direct to AP settings.
- AZERTY keyboard is applied (WiFi mode, France only)
- Other bugs are fixed and functions stabilize.
The firmware version 1.2 for the Samsung NX300 can be downloaded here.
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