While more thoughts about the NX10 are being penned, let the images speak for themselves first. As always, we are not following the beaten track to pixel-peep the images for you. The usefulness of tediously looking into the magnified images for the IQ is not obvious to me. With sensors of roughly the same large size, the comparable serious compacts produce images of a quality good enough to most users. Moreover, as different cameras have their own image characteristics, you will somehow prefer this camera's images to another's. It is more a matter of taste.
That said, looking at the images at full-size or screen size gives you an impression of how you'd like them. Particularly, comparing them for the high ISO results, you know what to anticipate and whether you can use the camera to suit your photographic styles.
So the full-size files are given as follows:
- Four shots were taken with the NX10 in RAW plus JPEG files at similar locations as done with the GF-1 and GXR A12, with roughly the same settings and focal length. The JPEGs are here and the RAWs here;
- Shots of the same scene taken with the NX10 from ISO 100 to 3200 with indoor lighting, without indoor lighting and without noise reduction, respectively. These images can be seen here.
When you're there, you may also check out the readily available JPEG and RAW images taken with GF-1, GXR and GRD III.