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Samsung NX1

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A fully featured and multi award winning MILC digital camera
MILC 28.2MP CMOS Black Mar 2016
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Samsung NX1 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Samsung NX1 number 423 across all digital cameras.
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155 Reviews + 19 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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17 Months Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com.au plus eight other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good video capture and picture quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
6480 x 4320 pixels image resolution
4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)

Samsung NX1 Video Reviews


How Big is the Samsung NX1?

The Samsung NX1 is 138.5mm wide and 65.8mm tall. It is 102.3mm deep and weighs g.

Samsung NX1 front dimensions

Samsung NX1 size in context

Samsung NX1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

This Samsung camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the cameras.

The writers at websites CNET.com.au, Log.com.tr, Tomsguide.com, PC Mag, Photoreview.com.au, Digitaltrends.com, Ephotozine, Reviewed.com and Techradar all decided that this camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this Samsung camera was very good. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this camera an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

The editors of websites Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ and Pocket Lint both said that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites both endorsed this Samsung camera. The editor of review website DP Review said that this camera was fantastic and gave it a "Gold" award and the expert at review site Expert Reviews said that it was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

The authors at three more expert review sites all thought that this Samsung camera was very good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 89 out of 100 based on 49 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com. Digital camera experts think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

NX1 owners on average rated this camera as excellent. 53 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this camera in the top 16% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Nine customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use, two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus and two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who bought it considered that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, four owners agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution and two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers said in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report it is Robust

Four owners who reviewed it wrote that it was well made and two people who bought the product reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Samsung Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 6,711 expert and user reviews (including 1,798 verified purchases), Samsung has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Samsung also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Nine customers who bought it agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus and three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Users Report Nice Design

Six owners who purchased the Samsung NX1 reckoned that it was good looking and two customers concluded that the product was smooth.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people agreed that the Samsung NX1 was compact.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.


Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The Samsung NX1's sensor megapixels of 28.2MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6480 X 4320 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung NX1 has a maximum image resolution of 6480 x 4320 pixels. That's 76% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung NX1 is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution and is actually the best resolution across all digital cameras.

The worst resolution across similar types of camera is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 4096 x 2160 is known as 4K.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Samsung NX1's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Samsung camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX1 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung NX1 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung NX1 supports a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera) and is actually the best supported resolution across all digital cameras. In addition, this digital camera supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels.

A 160 x 120 pixels resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX1 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX1 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX1 features bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Samsung NX1 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Samsung NX1 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Samsung NX1 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX1 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Samsung NX1 of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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500 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Samsung NX1 which takes 500 battery life.

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Has a Microphone in

The Samsung NX1 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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4608 X 2592 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Samsung NX1 is 4608 x 2592 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 3264 x 2176 pixels and 3328 x 1872 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Samsung NX1 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX1 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX1 has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX1 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Samsung NX1 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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3 USB Version

The Samsung NX1 supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras support a 2 USB version. In addition, this camera supports a 3.1 and 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version.

The worst supported USB version across similar types of camera is 3.1.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2016.


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