Samsung NX100 Review

November 10, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |


Usage note
(1) Auto ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 1600)
(2) Included battery may vary depending on sales region

Image sensor Type CMOS
Sensor size 23.4 x 15.6mm
Effective Pixel Approx. 14.6 Mega-pixels
Total Pixel Approx. 15.1 Mega-pixels
Color Filter RGB primary colour filter
Lens Mount Samsung NX Mount
Usable Lens Samsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount
Image Stabilization Type Lens Shift (depends on Lens)
Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2
Distortion Correct Mode LDC On / Off (depends on Lens)
Dust Reduction Type Super sonic drive
Display Type AMOLED
Size 3.0"
Resolution VGA (640 x 480) 614k dots (PenTile)
Field of View Approx. 100%
User Display Grid (4 types), Histgram, Icons : On / Off
Viewfinder Type EVF (Optional)
Focusing Type Contrast AF
Focusing point Selection: 1 point (Free selection) Multi: Normal 15 points, Close Up 35 points Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, MF
AF-assist lamp Yes (Green LED)
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed Auto: 1 / 4000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual: 1 / 4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time: 8 min)
Exposure Metering System Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot Metering range: EV0 ~ 18 (ISO100•30mm F2.0)
Compensation ±3EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock AEL button
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (1EV or 1/3EV step) Extension settable : ISO 6400 (1)
Drive Modes Modes Single, Continuous, Burst, Self-timer, Bracket (AE, WB, PW)
Continuous JPEG: 3fps up to 6shots (LDC: On) 10 shots (LDC: Off) Burst mode: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 released RAW: 3fps up to 3shots
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), White Balance Bracket (±3 step), Picture Wizard Bracket (Selectable 3 modes)
Self-timer 2-30sec. (1sec. step)
Remote controller Wired: SR9NX01 (Optional)
Flash External Flash Samsung External Flash available (SEF42A, SEF20A, SEF15A: Optional)
Synchro (Flash attachment) Hot Shoe
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)
Micro adjustment Each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis
Dynamic Range Expansion   Smart Range On / Off
Picture Wizard Modes Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1 - 3)
Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Colour
Shooting Modes Smart Auto, Lens Priority, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority , Manual, Scene, Movie
Scene Mode Beauty shot, Children, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Night, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Sound Picture
Sound Picture JPEG OnlySound Recording Time (Before and after shooting each 5 or 10sec.)
Image Size JPEG (3:2): 14M (4592 x 3056), 10M (3872 x 2592), 6M (3008 x 2000), 2M (1920 x 1280), 1.4M (1472 x 976): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9): 12M (4592 x 2584), 8M (3872 x 2176), 5M (3008 x 1688), 2M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1): 9M (3056 x 3056), 6.7M (2592 x 2592), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.6M (1280 x 1280) RAW: 14M (4592 x 3056)
Quality Super fine , Fine, Normal
RAW Format SRW
Color Space SRGB, Adobe RGB
Movie Format MP4 (H.264)
Compression Movie: H.264, Sound: AAC
Mode Program, Aperture Priority
Movie Clip With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time: 25 minutes)
Image Size 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (Default: 1280 x 720)
Frame rate 30fps
Sound Mono Sound
Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Image Play Type Single image, Thumbnails (3/9/20 images), Slide show, Movie
Highlight Warning Available
Editing Red eye fix, Back light comp., Photo Style Selector, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Smart Filter
Smart Filter Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots,Soft Focus JPEG (3:2): 6M (3008 x 2000), 2M (1920 x 1280), VGA (640 x 424) JPEG (4:3): 6M (3008 x 2256), 2M (1920 x 1440), VGA (640 x 480)JPEG (16:9): 5M (3008 x 1688), 2M (1920 x 1080), VGA (640 x 360) JPEG (1:1): 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.6M (1280 x 1280), VGA (480 x 480)
Photo Style Selector Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy, Classic,
Storage Media SD, SDHC
File format RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Capacity (1GB) 14M: RAW 34 14M (3:2): Super Fine 141, Fine 282, Normal 423 10M (3:2): Super Fine 195, Fine 391, Normal 587 6M (3:2): Super Fine 320, Fine 640, Normal 961 2M (3:2): Super Fine 732, Fine 1465, Normal 2198 Burst (1.4M): Super Fine 1161, Fine 2322, Normal 3484 12M (16:9): Super Fine 166, Fine 332, Normal 499 8M (16:9): Super Fine 232, Fine 464, Normal 696 5M (16:9): Super Fine 376, Fine 752, Normal 1129 2M (16:9): Super Fine 850, Fine 1703, Normal 2550 9M (1:1): Super Fine 210, Fine 420, Normal 630 6.7M (1:1): Super Fine 288, Fine 576, Normal 864 4M (1:1): Super Fine 470, Fine 940, Normal 1411 1.6M (1:1): Super Fine 1041, Fine 2083, Normal 3121 Movie: 1280 x 720: High Quality 15min., Normal 22min. 640 x 480: High Quality 44min., Normal 66min. 320 x 240: High Quality 145min., Normal 210min.? These figures are measured under the Samsung standard
Languages   16 (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Simplified / Traditional Chinese)
Direct Printing   PictBridge
GPS Type Geo-tagging w / Optional GPS Module (WGS84)
Function - Location Name (OSD) (English and Korean only) - Google Map Link (with intelli-Studio)
Interface Digital output connector USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable) HDMI 1.3: (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P)
External Release Yes
DC Power Input Connector DC 9.0V, 1.5A (100 ~ 240V)
Power Source Type Rechargeable battery: BP1310 (1300mAh) Charger: BC1310AC Adaptor: AD9NX01 (Optional) (2)
Battery Life Still: 420 shots / 210min (CIPA Standard) Movie: 130min
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 120.5 x 71 x 34.5mm (excluding the projecting parts of the camera)
Weight 282g (without batterY and memory card) 340g (Battery and memory card included)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Software Application Intelli-studio 2.1, Samsung RAW Converter 4 Adobe Reader
System Requirement in general For Windows PC with processor better than Intel Pentium III 500MHz (Intel Pentium 800MHz or higher recommended) Windows XP / Vista / 7 Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) 250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended) USB portCD-ROM drive1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (24-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft Direct X 9.0c or later
For Macintosh Power Mac G3 or laterMac OS 10.4 or laterMinimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk spaceUSB portCD-ROM drive
System Requirements for Samsung Raw Converter For Windows Windows XP / Vista / 7 Intel Pentium, AMD Athlon Processor (Intel Pentium 4, Athlon XP or later recommended) 1GB or more RAM recommended Minimum 100MB of available hard disk space 1024 x 768 pixels, Full Colour (24-bit or higher) colour display compatible monitor
For Macintosh Mac OS X v10.6 / v10.5 / v10.4Power PC / Intel Processor-based or compatible computer (Core 2 Quad or later recommended) 1GB or more RAM recommendedMinimum 100MB of available hard disk space 1024 x 768 pixels, 24bit colour display compatible monitor