There seems to be growing interest in cameras with interchangeable lenses but without the complexity of a full-blown DSLR.
Samsung's latest introductions are among a growing number of models filling the gap between compact cameras and pro models. And they include Wi-Fi for wireless backup and sharing, plus remote control.
Photos can be automatically copied to a computer, and stills and video clips can be shared via Facebook, Picasa, Photobucket and YouTube.
The $999 NX20 features a 20.3MP sensor, HD video recording, electronic viewfinder, a swivelling 3in AMOLED display, and shutter speeds up to 1/8000 sec.
It uses a lens ring plus one button to adjust the settings.
The $749 NX1000 has some features in common with the NX20, but lacks the swivel display and electronic viewfinder, and has a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
"Samsung's latest range showcases the next stage in the evolution of the Samsung Smart compact system camera," said Craig Gillespie, digital imaging business unit manager at Samsung Electronics Australia.
"Consumers are increasingly looking for greater connectivity, and Samsung's latest models seek to respond to this demand by making it easy for Australians to shoot, share and save their images."