Samsung NX1 Review & Specs

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Hats off to Samsung - the upstanding Samsung NX1 comes with many upgrades continues to get more and more appealing. Knowing all camera convincing, severe and modern enhancements. The price is very affordable and buyer-friendly. First introduced on 2014-09-15, the state-of-the-art Samsung imaging device is still up-to-date and functionally rich and famous among traveling photographers. The robust Samsung NX1 is one of the best cameras you could invest in if you’re looking for a remarkably versatile camera to have on you at all times. A very monstrous, powerful and tech-savvy model, equipped with a plenty of improvements like low-level noise, good ISO range, improved depth-of-field control and quick burst mode, overall, Samsung NX1 is stellar camera. At low ISOs the sensor delivers fantastic detail and dynamic range, while high-ISO image quality is pretty superb too, with quite acceptable results at ISO 25,600. The sensor is definitely one of the best in its class, delivering razor-sharp, contrasty, detailed, pro-quality photos and videos. The camera comes with a supreme selection of lenses, which will allow you to make the most of its capabilities. The camera work with old, purely mechanical K-mount lenses: turn the camera on after changing lenses and it will prompt you to select the focal length for the IS system to work correctly.

When AEB is selected, the camera automatically takes three or more shots, each at a different exposure bracketing is very useful for capturing high contrast scenes for HDR. With the introduction of RAW format in photography, White Balance Bracketing became pretty much obsolete because we can now specify Color Balance later. This is a momentous addition to the Samsung NX1 easy to use 15.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Speed Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful for. Confirm photos capture and view menu options, histograms, video settings and more using the upgraded, innovative, simple to use 3″-inch 1,036k dots LCD screen with 100% coverage. Its 3″-inch 1,036k dots LCD (sans touchscreen) flips upward 180 degrees for excellent selfies.

The remarkable camera has a fantastic improved 2,360k dots OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage. With up to 15.0 fps at 28 megapixels, the camera can capture the multiple shoots of a bride walking down the aisle or a fashion model's fluid pose. With 209 AF points and 15.0 fps frames-per-second, you won’t be missing any shots of fast-moving action. Naturally video recording is onboard, but at Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 30fps with purely contrast-detection autofocus, it’s a long way behind the 4K-enabled Alpha 7 III. A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones. The camera have built-in Wi-Fi as standard. This means you can attach them to your smartphone, transfer images from the camera to phone, and then use your phone’s mobile data functionality to upload your pictures to social media after they’ve been taken. First of all, when the camera is connected over HDMI, you can set it to automatically crop images into 16:9 ratio, although this will cut the top and bottom off the native 3:2 images.

Don't let its small size fool you - the Samsung NX1 is a remarkable photography tool capable of delivering eye-popping photos without breaking a sweat. Samsung has a reputation for rugged, weather-sealed bodies, and the Samsung NX1 offers the kind of build quality usually reserved for more expensive cameras. The camera uses best-selling SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II) memory cards. Small, super simple and available in large capacities. Capture a single image discovering an respectable extensive dynamic range, but with less noise and rich color gradation than ever before. It works excellent and results in consistently sharp, in-focus photos. The large handgrip is coated with thick, textured rubber and provides a very secure hold. Simple, impressive and elegant design makes device operation a thing of beauty. The ultimate Samsung NX1 is a versatile image taking device and tool in the hands of the right photographer. Additionally, like any product, it has a few faults, but the outstanding Samsung NX1 does everything very well and blows away all other cameras.

vs Sensor Comparison

  • Sensor area 368.95 mm²
  • Pixel pitch 3.63 µm
  • Pixel density 7.6 MP/cm²

Samsung NX1 Specs

Here you can find all Samsung NX1 specs and params.


ModelSamsung NX1
Body TypeSLR-style mirrorless

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score83
DxO Color Depth24.2
DxO Dynamic Range13.2
DxO Low Light ISO1363


Sensor Resolution28 megapixels
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor TypeBSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area368.95mm2
Max Image Resolution6480 x 4320
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO25,600
Max Boosted ISO51200
RAW Supporttrue


Lens MountSamsung NX
Number of Lenses32
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.5×
Macro Focus Rangen/a


Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Resolution2,360k dots
Viewfinder Magnification0.7


Display TypeTilting
Display Size3″
Display Resolution1,036k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screentrue

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/8000s
Continuous Shooting15.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationfalse
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range11.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash Modesn/a
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtrue


Touch Autofocustrue
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocustrue
Selective Autofocustrue
Center Autofocustrue
Multi Area Focustrue
Live View Focustrue
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocustrue
Number of Autofocus Points209
Number of Cross Focus Points153

Video Features

Video Resolutions3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Max Video Resolution4096 x 2160
Video FormatsH.265
Microphone Intrue
Headphone Outtrue


WiFi ConnectivityBuilt-In
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Outtrue


Camera Weight550g
Body Dimensions139 x 102 x 66mm
Environmental Sealingtrue
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooftrue
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelBP1900
Battery Life500 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Self TimerYes (2 - 30 secs)
Storage Slots1
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