You’ve seen the “this ad was shot entirely with a (fill-in-the-blank) digital camera” ads, right? Samsung Electronics Co. is raising the stakes with its latest project — a music video for indie group OK Go, made with its NX100 Compact System Camera.
Actually, an entire documentary about the video project, also shot with the NX100, went live today at cre8yourworld. The music video, called Last Leaf, is unusual in that it does not include standard video clips, but is constructed entirely of stop-motion animation frames, taken shot by shot with the camera.
The NX100 is Samsung’s second Compact System Camera model. It competes with Panasonic GF and Olympus E-P lines, and like them, offers interchangeable lenses in a body that’s nearly as small as fixed lens point-and-shoot cameras. It uses a 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. Samsung developed the i-Function lens system for the NX line. It incorporates camera controls on the lens barrel, so you can adjust exposure settings without taking your hands off the lens.