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Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 reviews of Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and screen. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the memory and low light performance.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, portability

reliability, low-light, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NX1 Compact System Smart Camera (28.2 MP)Samsung NX1 Compact System Smart Camera (28.2 MP)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and lens. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and memory.

performance, usability, image quality, lens, price

reliability, low-light, memory, energy

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" LensSamsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dale Baskin (dpreview.com)

Samsung NX1 Review

 

Samsung has been pretty inventive in the digital camera world. It was the first to offer an really extensive Wi-Fi system (which continues to this day), Android-based cameras (though Nikon launched a model at about the same time), and arguably the...

28.2 MP backside illuminated sensor Hybrid AF system with phase-detect points covering 90% of frame 153 cross-type AF points with industry-leading frame coverage Mostly effective subject tracking High quality 4K video performance 4K 4:2:2 8-bit video...

Lens family is limited at this time Best AF performance limited to select lenses Autofocus is less predictable in low light Overly aggressive Jpeg noise reduction No true live view during burst shooting Noisy high-ISO video Onerous procedure for...

It's not uncommon for us to review a camera whose intent is to challenge an existing market leader. Samsung seems to have taken this tactic to the extreme with the NX1, not with the intent of challenging a market leader, but with the intent of...

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Samsung NX1 review

 

Samsung has been making dSLR-style mirrorless interchangeable-lens models for years, but like many competitors they've suffered from performance issues. The company finally steps up its game with the NX1, a high-performance, high-quality camera that...

The Samsung NX1 is fast, well-designed, weather resistant and feature-packed, and it produces great photos and videos.

There's no charger included, and USB charging takes longer than we'd like. Plus, it could use tracking autofocus when you're shooting via the viewfinder.

Fast, sturdy, well-designed and with excellent photo quality, the Samsung NX1 hits all the bases for action-shooting enthusiasts.

Mar, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung NX1

 

The Samsung NX1 has it all: quick focus, 28-megapixel resolution, 4K video, Wi-Fi, and a weather-sealed design. It's our Editors' Choice for high-end mirrorless cameras.

Best-in-class sensor resolution. 15fps continuous shooting. Sharp EVF. Tilting touch-screen LCD. 1/8,000-second shutter. Strong high ISO performance. Weather-sealed design. Monochrome information LCD. Great control layout. Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth...

Burst shooting limited in Raw mode. 4K footage requires transcoding for editing and computer playback. Bluetooth functionality for Android only. Doesn't include external charger.

Performance and Conclusions The NX1 is built for speed. It starts and shoots in less than 0.8-second, locks focus and fires in about 0.05-second, and can rattle off shots at about 14.7fps. A shutter that can open and close at speeds as quick as...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung NX1

 

The NX1 delivers very high image and video quality, has a powerful auto focus, and allows for quick settings changes via touchscreen, dedicated buttons and dials. If the EVF and modest lens offerings don't deter you, this mirrorless powerhouse is worth...

Very high image quality ; Burst modes are fast, even in RAW mode ; Touchscreen navigation is convenient ; Lots of controls, including three dials ; Built-in flash is quick to recharge ; Built in NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth ; Tap touchscreen for AF during...

Number of NX mount lenses is limited ; Electronic viewfinder lacks clarity of optical ; EVF and LCD refresh rate can hamper action photography ; Manual focus via EVF is not ideal ; LCD angles only 45 degrees downward ; No iOS smartphone support...

The NX1 delivers very high image and video quality, has a powerful auto focus, and allows for quick settings changes via touchscreen, dedicated buttons and dials. If the EVF and modest lens offerings don't deter you, this mirrorless powerhouse is worth...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX1 system camera

 

Samsung NX1 system camera receives TIPA Award : Samsung Electronics announced the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awarded the company Best Compact System Camera (CSC) Professional for the Samsung NX1. The Technical Image Press Association...

The Samsung NX1 was recognized for its advanced 28.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and DRIMe V processor, supporting both 4K video and a full-resolution still image shooting rate of 15 frames per second. The Samsung NX1 system camera also features...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX1 camera update

 

Samsung NX1 firmware upgrade : Samsung Electronics announced a firmware update for the Samsung NX1, its premium compact system camera. The new firmware update enhances and refines the Samsung NX1's capabilities, allowing it to operate with even greater...

Other updates include Trap Shot, an addition to the popular Samsung Auto Shot mode. Users can now adjust the settings so that when a moving object hits this line, the camera will automatically take a picture. Personal Computer tethering via USB is now...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX1 4K video demonstration

 

Samsung NX1 4K Ultra HD video demonstration : Samsung announced the launch of a new short film created by renowned actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. 'In a City' was shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD (UHD)...

The Samsung NX1 has advanced features that make filmmaking easier and more enjoyable, supporting both Cinema 4K and UHD video recording. Its built-in HEVC Codec (H.265) allows users to compress and store video clips without compromising quality, and...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX1 Campaign

 

Samsung NX1 Campaign partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt : Samsung Electronics announced the launch of a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The NX1 campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph...

In addition, the Samsung campaign will feature crowd sourced content from hitRECord’s talented community of cinematographers, musicians and lyricists. Joseph released a video message encouraging hitRECord members to submit lyrics and audio content to...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX1 sample pictures

 

Samsung NX1 picture gallery : The NX1 is Samsung's most advanced digital camera, which is reflected in the solid and robust splash-proof magnesium alloy body. This compact system camera with interchangeable lens provides a high image quality thanks to...

The Samsung NX1 comes in the color black and is available right away. The Samsung NX1 price is set at at € 1.500,- Euro / $ 1,500.- USD / £ 1.300,- GBP for the body-only. Including the 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 S ED OIS kit lens the price is set at € 2.700,-...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX1 digital camera features

 

Samsung NX1 camera features : The Samsung NX1 system camera provides the ultimate grip comfort. It has rubber-like skin, with a grip that anchors the NX1 body perfectly to your hand, allowing you to focus purely on your daily photography. The digital...

Meet the powerful DRIMe V, Samsung’s fastest image processor. The DRIMe V delivers the fastest autofocus in its class at a phenomenal 0.055s, the power to crunch fifteen 28 megapixel images in a second, and an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) that readies...

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, LPCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1860 / 2330
Battery life (CIPA standard):370 / 500
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:1860 / 2330
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 2
Dioptre correction: Yes
Eye Relief:0.827
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating / Crop, Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Languages support:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, VLS / Multi
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Calm, Vivid / Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sunset / Fireworks, Landscape, Night / Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer:2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 20, 30 / 2, 30 / 2,3,5,10,12,20,30 / 2,30
Self-timer delay:2,3,5,10,12,20,30 / 2,30
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Brown, Silver / Silver, White
Energy Star certified:N
Material:Magnesium

Display

Display:AMOLED / LCD / Super AMOLED
Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1036000 / 460800
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2 EV step)
Flash guide number:433.1
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction
Flash sync-speed:0.004 / 1/180
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:205 / 35
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:9.45
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:1.69 / 2.83
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 1.97
Lens mount interface:Samsung NX
Lens structure:9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:22 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.03
Minimum aperture number:2 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.969
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto / 100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step) / ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:i-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.618
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648 / 6480 x 4320
Megapixel:20.3 / 28.2
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 2976 x 1984, 1728 x 1152, 2736 x 1824, 5472 x 3080, 3712 x 2088, 2944 x 1656, 1920 x 1080, 3648 x 3648, 2640 x 2640, 2000 x 2000, 1024 x 1024 / 6480x4320, 4560x3040, 3264x2176, 2112x1408, 6480x3648, 4608x2592, 3328x1872, 2048x1152, 4320x4320, 3088x3088, 2160x2160, 1408x1408, 6480x4320 / JPEG(3:2) : 28M(6480x4320), 13.9M(4560x3040), 7.1M(3264x2176), 3M(2112x1408) / (16:9) : 23.6M(6480x3648), 11.9M(4608x2592), 6.2M(3328x1872), 2.4M(2048x1152) / (1:1):18.7M(4320x4320), 9.5M(3088x3088), 4.7M(2160x2160), 2M(1408x1408) / RAW : 28M(6480x4320)
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:21.6 / 30.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic / Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1 / 1/4000 / 1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:250
Minimum processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz / Intel Core-i5 3xxx 3.4GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Self-timer: Yes
Viewfinder:2360000

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30 / 60
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps / 4096x2160@24fps
Video compression format:AVI, H.265, M-JPEG, MP4 / H.264, MP4 / H.265, M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI,H.265,M-JPEG,MP4 / H.264,MP4 / H.265,M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30 / 60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:1.04
Viewfinder:2360000
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54 / 2.59
Height:2.59 / 4.02 / 4.03
Lens diameter:2.55
Lens length:1.22
Lens weight:3.92
Weight:19.4 / 8.11
Width:4.61 / 5.43 / 5.45