Samsung NX1000 Review

July 27, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Samsung NX1000 Specifications

Image Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm
Effective Pixel Approx. 20.3Mega-pixels
Total Pixel Approx. 21.6Mega-pixels
Color Filter RGB primary colour filter


Mount Samsung NX Mount
Usable Lens Samsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount

Image Stabilization

Type Lens Shift (depends on Lens)

Dust Reduction

Type Supersonic drive


Size 3"
Resolution VGA (640 x 480) 921k dots
Filed of View Approx. 100%


Type Contrast AF
Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF
Focusing point Selection : 1 point (Free selection)
Multi : Normal 15 points, Close Up 35 points
Face Detection : Max. 10 faces
AF-Assist Lamp Yes

Shutter Speed

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter


Metering System Metering : Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot
Metering range : EV0 ~ 18 (ISO100•30mm F2.0)
Compensation ±3EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock CUSTOM Key applicable
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst, Self-timer, Bracket (AE, WB, PW)
Continuous RAW : High (8fps), Low (3fps) selectable up to 8 shots
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW
Self-Timer 2-30sec. (1sec. step)
Remote Controller Via Micro USB port


Type External Flash only (Bundle with SEF8A)
Mode Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Guide Number 8 (at ISO 100) (SEF8A)
Angle of View Coverage 28mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm) (SEF8A)
Sync. Speed Less than 1 / 180sec.
Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
External Flash Samsung External Flash available (SEF-42A, SEF220A : Optional)
Synchro (Flash attachment) Hot Shoe

White Balance

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

Picture Wizard

Mode Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Colour


Mode SmartAuto (2.0), Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Lens Priority, Magic, Wi-Fi, Scene, Movie
Scene Mode Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, 3D Photo, Live Panorama (2D, 3D)
Image Size RAW : 20M (5472 x 3648)
Quality Super fine, Fine, Normal
RAW Format SRW (Compressed Raw)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB

Image Play

Type Single image, Thumbnails (3 / 15 / 40 images), Slide show, Movie
Editing Smart Filter, Red-eye fix, Backlight., Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Vignetting

Movie Clip

Format MP4 (H.264)
Compression Movie : H.264 , Sound : AAC
Frame Rate 60fps (1280 x 720 Only), 30fps, 24fps (1920 x 810 Only)
Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing (Default : 1920 x 1080)
Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Sound Stereo Sound


Media SD, SDHC, SDXC (guarantee up to 128GB)
File Format RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Capacity (1GB) 20M : RAW 54
20M (3:2) : Super Fine 186, Fine 365, Normal 537


17 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese)

Direct Print System

PictBridge PictBridge


Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED) (micro USB Jack)
Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
HDMI 1.4a : (1080i, 720p, 576p / 480p)
External Release Yes


Power Source Type Rechargeable battery : BP1030 (1030mAh)
Charger : BC1030
Battery Running Time (For This Model) 160min / 320shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 114 x 62.5 x 37.5mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 222g (without battery and memroy card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%


Application Intelli-studio 3.0, Samsung RAW Converter 4

System Requirement in General

For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or later
Mac OS 10.4 or later
Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended)
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
For Windows PC with processor better than Pentium III 500MHz
(Pentium 800MHz recommended)
Windows XP / Vista / 7
Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended)
USB port CD-ROM drive
1024 x 768pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor
(24-bit colour display recommended)
Microsoft Direct X 9.0c or later

System Requirements for Samsung Raw Converter

For Macintosh Mac OS X v10.6 / v10.5 / v10.4 Power PC / Intel Processor-based or compatible computer (Core 2 Quad or later recommended) RGB or more RAM recommended Minimum 100MB of available hard disk space 1024 x 768 pixels, 24-bit colour display compatible monitor
For Windows Windows XP / Vista / 7 Intel Pentium, AMD Athlon Processor (Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or later recommended) 1GB or more RAM recommended Minimum 100MB of available 1024 x 768 pixels, Full Colour (24-bit or higher) colour display compatible monitorhard disk space