Samsung Galaxy NX Review

3.5
October 1, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

Infra LTE 4G
LTE LTE
3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Profiles Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity Support DLNA, HDMI 1.4
PC Sync. KIES, KIES Air

Image Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm
Effective Pixel Approx 20.3MP
Total Pixel Approx 21.6MP
Color Filter RGB primary

Lens

Usable Lens Samsung Lenses
Mount Samsung NX

Image Stabilisation

Type Lens Shift
Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

Mode LDC always / half shutter / off

Dust Reduction

Type Supersonic drive

OS

Android

Display

Type ScLCD
Size 4.77"
Resolution 1280 x 720 (HD)
Field of View Approx.100%

ViewFinder

Resolution SVGA
Field of View Approx.100%
Magnification Approx. 0.68X
Eyepoint Approx. 18.0mm
Diopter Adjustment Approx. -4.0 ~ +2.0m-1

Chipset

CPU Type Quad
CPU Speed / TYPE 1.6GHz

Memory

16GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Light, Gyro

Focusing

Type Phase Detection & Contrast AF
Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF
Focusing point Total AF Point: 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF, depends on display) Selection: 1 point ( Free selection ) Multi: Normal 21 (3 x 7) points (Cross point 1), Closeup 35points Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
AF-Assist Lamp Yes

Shutter Speed

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed Auto:1/6000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual:1/6000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb ( Limit time : 4min. )

Exposure

Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot Metering range: EV 0 - 18 (ISO 100 - 30mm, F2)
Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock Yes
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step) ISO Step (1/3 Step / 1 Step) Auto ISO Range (Up to 3200)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB)
Continuous JPEG: High (8.6fps) , Normal (up to 5fps) selectable Burst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release RAW: High (8.6fps), Normal (up to 5fps) selectable
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB (AB - / +3, 2, 1 MG - / +3, 2, 1)
Self-Timer 2, 5, 10, 30sec
Remote Controller Micro USB port

Flash

Type Pop-up flash
Mode Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, OFF
Guide Number 11 (at ISO 100)
Angle of View Coverage 28mm wide-angle
Sync. Speed Less than 1/180sec.
Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV
Internal Flash Pop-up flash
External Flash Samsung External Flash available
Synchro (Flash attachment) Hot Shoe

White Balance

Mode Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, NW, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature (Manual)
Micro Adjustment Each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis

Dynamic Range Expansion

OFF / Smart Range+ / HDR

Shooting

Mode Auto, Smart Mode, Expert Mode (Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, User), My Mode
Smart mode (1) Portrait: Smart Mode Suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Best Face, Colour Bracket, Kids, Vignett+, Golf (2) Scenary: Landscape, Dawn, Snow (3) Close-up / Indoor: Macro, Food, Party / Indoor (4) Pro Style: Action freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Animated Photo, Multi Exposure, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Miniature, Creative Shot, Interval (5) Night Scenary: Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace
Smart Filter No effect, Vignette, Grey-scale, Sepia, Vintage, Faded Colours, Turquoise, Tint, Cartoon, Moody, Rugged, Oil pastel, Fish Eye
Image Size JPEG (3:2):20.0M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2.0M (1728 x 1152), 5.0M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9):16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1):13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7.0M (2640 x 2640), 4.0M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW : 20.0M (5472 x 3648) * 3D Lens Image Size: JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688 x 1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
Quality Super fine , Fine, Normal, RAW, RAW + JPEG
RAW Format SRW(ver.2.0.0)
Color Space SRGB, Adobe RGB

Image Play

Type Gallery
Editing Photo Editor in Gallery
Smart Filter Filter in Gallery

Movie Clip

Format MP4
Compression Movie: H.264 , Sound: AAC
Mode Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Recording With Audio or without Audio
Smart Filter No effect, Vignette, Grey-scale, Sepia, Vintage, Faded Colours, Turquoise, Tint, Cartoon, Moody, Rugged, Oil pastel, Fish Eye
Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810 (Cinema - 24fps), 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing (Default: 1920 x 1080)
Frame Rate (1) NTSC: 1920 x 1080 - 30fps 1920 x 810 - 24fps 1280 x 720 - 60fps, 30fps 640 x 480 - 60fps, 30fps 320 x 240 - 30fps (2) PAL: 1920 x 1080 (25FPS) 1920 x 810 (24FPS) 1280 x 720 (50FPS) 1280 x 720 (25FPS) 640 x 480 (50FPS) 640 x 480 (25FPS) 320 x 240 (25FPS) * 3D Lens 1920 x 1080 30p (Side by Side)
Multi-Motion Recording 1/2x, 1/4x, 1/8 (Slow Motion Movie: VGA) 2x, 4x, 8x (Fast Motion Movie: 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240)
Quality High Quality , Normal
Sound Stereo
Movie Editing Video Editor

Services and Applications

Samsung Apps Samsung Apps
ChatON, mFluent IM ChatON
Special Features Photo Suggest

Storage

Media 1) Built-in Memory (16GB) 2) Card Slot - Micro SD, SDHC (32GB), SDXC (64GB) Support
File Format RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), MPO (for 3D)
Capacity (2GB) 20.0M: RAW 39 20.0M (3:2): Super Fine 130, Fine 163, Normal 217 10.1M (3:2): Super Fine 277, Fine 356, Normal 505 5.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 471, Fine 570, Normal 727 2.0M (3:2): Super Fine 1053, Fine 1426, Normal 1941 Burst (5.0M): Super Fine 430, Fine 514, Normal 638 16.9M (16:9): Super Fine 153, Fine 190, Normal 251 7.8M (16:9): Super Fine 346, Fine 417, Normal 568 4.9M (16:9): Super Fine 512, Fine 670, Normal 896 2.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1015, Fine 1349, Normal 1700 13.3M (1:1): Super Fine 217, Fine 227, Normal 284 7.0M (1:1): Super Fine 336, Fine 465, Normal 592 4.0M (1:1): Super Fine 559, Fine 752, Normal 1203 1.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2149, Fine 2471, Normal 2819 * These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.

GPS

Type O

Interface

Digital Output Connector USB 2.0
Video Output HDMI 1.4b
External Release Yes

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7mm (37.65mm)
Weight 410g (without Battery)495g (with Battery)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%

S/W and PC OS

Bundle PC S/W Adobe Lightroom

Battery

Capacity 4360mAh
USB Chargeable Yes
Still Image Capturing Up to 440 shots
Video Recording Up to 190Min
Audio playback Up to 104Hr
Video Playback Up to 14Hr
Internet use Up to 13Hr (3G), 13Hr (LTE), 16Hr (WiFi)

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