Samsung NX1 Review

December 11, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |
thumbnail

Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Type

    BSI APS-C CMOS

  • Sensor Size

    23.5 x 15.7 mm

  • Effective Pixel

    Approx. 28.2MP

  • Total Pixel

    Approx. 30.7MP

  • Colour Filter

    RGB Primary

Lens Mount

  • Mount

    Samsung NX Mount

  • Usable Lens

    Samsung NX Lens (3D Lens Supported)

Image Stabilisation

  • Type

    Lens Shift (depends on Lens)

  • Mode

    OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

  • Distortion Correct

    LDC On / Off (depends on Lens)

i-Function

  • i-Function

    Aperture / Shutter speed / EV / ISO / WB / i-Zoom

Dust Reduction

  • Dust Reduction

    Supersonic Drive

Display

  • Type

    Super AMOLED w/Touch Screen

  • Size

    76.6mm (3.0")

  • Resolution

    1036k dots

  • Field of View

    Approx. 100%

  • Guide Display

    Yes

ViewFinder

  • Type

    EVF (OLED) w/ Eye Contact Sensor

  • Resolution

    XGA 2,360K dots equiv.

  • Field of View

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification

    Approx. 1.04x (APS-C, 50mm, -1m⁻¹)

  • Eyepoint

    Approx. 21.0mm

  • Diopter Adjustment

    Approx. -4.0 - +2.0 m-1

Focusing

  • Type

    Hybrid

  • Focusing point

    205 Points (Phase Detection AF), 209 Points (Contrast AF), AF Range : EV -4 - 20

  • Mode

    Active AF, Continuous AF, MF, Single AF

  • AF-Assist Lamp

    Yes

Shutter

  • Speed

    Auto : 1/8000 sec. - 1/4 sec. / Manual : 1/8000 sec. - 30 sec. / Bulb

Exposure

  • Metering System

    TTL 221 Block segment, Metering : Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot

  • Compensation

    Still: ±5 EV, Movie: ±3 EV (1/3EV step)

  • ISO Equivalent

    Auto, 100 - 25600 (1EV or 1/3EV step) (EXT.51200)

Drive Mode

  • Mode

    Single, Continuous, Self-timer, Bracket

  • Continuous

    15fps

  • Bracket

    AE, WB, PW, Depth

  • Self-Timer

    2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)

Flash

  • Type

    Built-in

  • Mode

    1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, Smart Flash, Off

  • Guide Number

    11 (at ISO 100)

  • Angle of View Coverage

    28 mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35 mm)

  • Sync Speed

    Less than 1/250sec

  • Flash Compensation

    -2 - +2EV (1/2EV step), FEL

  • External Flash

    Samsung External Flash available

  • Synchro (Flash attachment)

    Hot Shoe

White Balance

  • Micro Adjustment

    each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis

  • Mode

    Auto,Cloudy,Custom,Daylight,Flash,Fluorescent(W/N/D),K(Manual),Tungsten,Auto+Tungsten

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range Expansion

    Off, Smart Range+, HDR

Effect

  • Picture Wizard

    Calm,Classic,Cool,Custom (1-3),Forest,Landscape ,Portrait,Retro,Standard,Vivid

  • Smart Filter

    Vignetting, Minature (H), Miniature (V), WaterColour, Selective Colour (R/G/B/Y 4 Colours)

Still

  • Mode

    Auto, Aperture Priority, Custom1, Custom2, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority, Smart

  • Smart

    Beauty Face, Landscape, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Samsung Auto Shot

  • Image Size

    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)

  • Quality

    Super Fine, Fine, Normal

  • Colour Space

    Adobe RGB, sRGB

Video

  • Format

    MP4 (HEVC), AVI (MJPEG)

  • Compression

    Movie : HEVC(H.265), MJPEG(VGA 30p only) Sound : AAC(MP4), Linear PCM(AVI)

  • Mode

    Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority, Smart, Custom 1, Custom 2

  • Image Size

    3840x2160 (30fps Only), 4096x2160 (24fps Only), 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480

  • Frame Rate

    60fps, 30fps, 24fps NTSC / 50fps, 25fps, 24fps PAL

  • Fast / Slow Movie

    x0.25(1080 30/25p, 720 30/25p, 480 30/25p only),x0.5(1080 60/50/30/25p, 720 60/50/30/25p, 480 60/50/30/25p only),x5, x10, x20

  • Quality

    High Quality, Normal, Pro(3840/4096 only)

  • Sound

    Stereo

Image Play

  • Type

    Single image, Thumbnails (15/24 images), Slide show, Movie

Edit

  • Still

    Edit, Color, Portrait, Smart Filter

  • Movie

    Still Image Capture, Trim Movie

Memory

  • External Media

    SD, SDHC, SDXC(up to 64GB), UHS-I, UHS-II support

Languages

  • Languages

    33 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Vietnamese, Romanian, Japanese)

Network and Wireless Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi

    IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac

  • NFC

    Yes

  • Connectivity Support

    Bluetooth

Interface

  • Digital Output Connector

    USB 3.0

  • Video Out

    HDMI(NTSC, PAL)

  • External Release

    Yes

  • USB

    Yes

  • Audio

    3.5mm Stereo MIC Input, 3.5mm Stereo Output

Battery

  • Capacity

    1860 mAh

  • Charging

    DC 5.0V, 2A via Micro USB port

  • Still Image Capturing Time

    500shot (CIPA Standard)

Physical specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)

    138.5 x 102.3 x 65.8mm

  • Weight

    Approx. 550 g (body only)

Operating Environment

  • Operating Temperature

    0 - 40°C

  • Operating Humidity

    5 - 85%

Software

  • Application

    i-Launcher (Web version included), Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung DNG Converter, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

System Requirement

  • Windows

    Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1, Intel 3rd Gen. i5 3.4GHz or higher (equivalent AMD processor) recommended

  • Macintosh

    Mac OS 10.7 or higher recommended