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Overview of the NX1
Digital cameras have come a long way in the last few years, and Samsung's NX1 mirrorless camera is no exception. The camera is designed with some mind-blowing features that make it stand out from its competitors. With its 28.2-megapixel sensor, 4K video capabilities, and excellent autofocus system, Samsung NX1 is a must-have for any photography enthusiast. In this blog post, we will explore the marvels of Samsung NX1 camera and delve into its performance, features, and overall value. So, whether you're a professional photographer or a hobbyist, stick around, and let's take a closer look at this fantastic camera.
Samsung NX1 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Samsung NX1 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
|Dimensions||139 x 102 x 66mm|
The Samsung NX1 camera is equipped with environmental seals that make it resistant to weather, preventing water and dust from entering the camera. If you enjoy outdoor photography and need a camera that can handle extreme conditions, the NX1 is an excellent choice.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Resolution||1,036k dots|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
This camera has a tilting 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 1,036k dots. This makes the Samsung NX1 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. The camera also features a touch screen, which adds to its ease of use.
NX1 includes a electronic viewfinder with 2,360k dots of resolution with a coverage of 100% and a magnification of 0.7x. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Samsung NX1 has a 28MP sized BSI-CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 28 pixels. Samsung NX1 has a native ISO range of 100 - 25600 which can be boosted to null - 51200. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
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100 - 25600
|Extended ISO||null - 51200|
|Max resolution||6480 x 4320 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
83 / 102
24.2 / 26.5
13.2 / 14.8
Low Light ISO
1363 / 4505
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Samsung NX1 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also above average, allowing it to retain low amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is poor, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the NX1 is above average
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
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Full frame equivalent
This camera: APS-C
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Battery Life||500 shots|
The Samsung NX1 supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II) with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Samsung NX1 uses the BP1900 model of battery pack. This is rated for 500 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Samsung NX1 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. It also offers a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Samsung NX1 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Samsung NX1 includes two autofocus (AF) systems: contrast detection and phase detection, with 209 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Samsung NX1 features a BSI-CMOS sensor
Yes the NX1 does have weather sealing.
The Samsung NX1 was announced on Sep 15 2014
No the NX1 does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The NX1 has a native ISO range of 100-25600, which can be expanded to ISO null-51200 for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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