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Samsung NX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and value for money. The usability and lens also get good feedback. Comments about the build quality and flash are mixed, and some have doubts about the battery and viewfinder.

portability, lens, usability, value for money, design

viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Samsung NX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung NX100 Review


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Produces beautiful 14-megapixel images indoors and out ; Robust shooting performance ; Compact frame ; Plethora of exposure modes and options ; High-quality 3.0-inch AMOLED display ; Captures nice HD video ; Smart Auto mode performed quite well during...

No built-in flash ; White balance was off at times using the Auto setting ; Images captures at ISO 6400 a Very noisy ; Body feels a bit "cheap" to some

Samsung has taken their popular NX10 and shrunk it down to form the NX100. With loads of useful exposure options, robust performance, and excellent image quality, the NX100 is a formidable opponent in the compact EVIL category. Read more in our

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Samsung NX100 Digital Camera First Impressions Review


The NX100 is the second camera in Samsungs new NX line after the NX10. It differs from this camera in being more of a point & shoot than an SLR, with a smaller body and a more slimline design. But Samsung made some odd decisions here, skipping both the...

There is a lot to like about the NX100. It does offer the promised hybrid approach, combining many of the advantages of a point and shoot (simplicity, portability) with those of an SLR (lens interchangeability, manual control). But it is also an...

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Samsung NX100 DSLR Camera Review


The Samsung NX100 is an interchangeable lens camera that offers 720p HD video recording. The camera does feature a sleek design, but it ran into a number of problems in our video testing, particularly with motion, sharpness, and overall low light...


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Samsung NX100


Even casual observers of the digital camera market have to be surprised by the flood of compact system camera (CSC or mirrorless) models that have hit stores in the past year. One of the most recent CSC bodies is the 14.6-megapixel Samsung NX100, a...

Attractive CSC camera design that combines old school and new school good looks ; Large APS-C size image sensor provides excellent image quality in good light with attractive color ; Logical layout of controls including a generously sized shutter ...

Slick camera body is easy to drop ; Polycarbonate build not as sturdy as some competing models ; No built-in flash ; No built-in viewfinder ; Kit lens not as wide as most ; Wobbly rolling shutter effect during aggressive panning when ...

At first it was hard to know what to make of the Samsung NX100 digital camera. On the one hand, this stylish CSC (compact system camera) model is one of the best cameras we've seen in this class with an attractive, simple design that's comfortable to...

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Samsung NX100 Digital Camera


Everyone has heard about the DSLR. The first thing that comes to most peoples mind is amazing picture quality and a seemingly endless amount of options and adjustments, but with the drawbacks of being a heavy, bulky brick that can have a very steep...

Today we are taking a look at Samsung's "middle ground" camera, the NX100. This camera is what is known as a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera meaning that it does not use the mirror system of a regular DSLR to display an exact image of what the...

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Samsung NX100 - Convenience, Captured


It's those fast, fleeting moments that everyone especially wants to capture perfectly. While most cameras would take up too much time with the many buttons and the complex user interface, the Samsung NX100 lets users make the camera adjustment with...

iFunction, mirrorless feature, interchangeable lens ; great image quality and functionality

No built-in flash, fragile camera body ; price as high as micro four thirds

The Samsung NX100 is mostly ideal for taking photos in events, where the camera’s fast functionality and capability to keep up with the fast changes in setting and environment is highly valued. Although it can compete with micro four third cameras, the...

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Review: Samsung NX100 compact interchangeable lens camera


The NX100 is an innovative little camera, designed to lure compact shooters up to a larger sensor compact interchangeable lens (CILC) system. It has decent image quality and a large APS-C sensor, but is lacking a few key features, such as an integrated...

Images look crisp and colorful on the 3-inch Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode display, as does the menu system which is clear and easy to navigate. Text and number readouts look great on the LCD screen as well, particularly the shutter speed,...


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Samsung NX100 Compact System Camera


There's a new trend starting to emerge in the digital camera realm, and if you haven't noticed it yet, you likely will this coming year. CSC's, or 'compact system cameras' are what this new trend is all about. A compact system camera takes it's...

Cons ; No built-in flash ; Aftermarket flash and viewfinder reviewed leave a lot to be desired for the price ; Based on the above, I'm going to award only the NX100 kit and the 20mm aftermarket lens our recommended product award. Unfortunately neither...

No built-in flash ; Aftermarket flash and viewfinder reviewed leave a lot to be desired for the price ; Based on the above, I'm going to award only the NX100 kit and the 20mm aftermarket lens our recommended product award. Unfortunately neither the...

For a little over $500CDN, the NX100 is a competitively priced and great performing compact system camera. Most of the competition that I was able to find all carried much higher price tags of $50-$100+ more than the NX100. The comparable competition...

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Hands-on Report: Samsung NX100 compact system camera review


Samsung's NX100 compact size, price, and i-Function lenses may have you leaving your DSLR behind

innovative i-Function lens ; intuitive interface and fast AF ; visually appealing output

more noise than average APS-C sensor ; no manual exposure control for video ; average continuous shooting

The Samsung NX100 makes a compelling option for photographers looking to travel with all the benefits of their DSLR camera (image quality, control, and lens options) minus the weight and burden of a much larger camera system. In most regards the NX100...

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Samsung NX100


Interesting, cheap, and takes good pictures, but missing features make it a poor pick

Decent color accuracy; Modestly good noise at low ISOs

No viewfinder or flash; Unimpressive white balance

We found ourselves saying “does not” a lot while writing this review. The NX100 does not include a flash, the NX100 does not include a viewfinder to bolster the weak daylight performance of the AMOLED screen. The NX100 does not have a grip, so you...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:23.4 x 15.6 mm
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Samsung BP-1310
Battery Type:Samsung BP-1310


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes