Samsung Galaxy NX

Released October, 2013
  • 20 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS
  • 4.8" LCD
If you've been shooting in JPEG and raw format, when playing back images, you'll see two images displayed.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
8.8 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy NX

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Galaxy NX
8.9
D5200
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Galaxy NX
7.1
D5200
7.3
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Galaxy NX
8.1
D5200
8.9
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Galaxy NX
9.2
D5200
9.2
Reviews from dpreview.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com and 4 more

8.8

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Galaxy NX
8.8
D5200
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy NX

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Galaxy NX
910 ISO
Samsung NX1
1,363 ISO
D5200
1,284 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Galaxy NX
334 ms
NX1000
598 ms
Lumix DMC-GX7
192 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Galaxy NX
146 ms
Samsung NX1
62 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Galaxy NX
2,700 ms
D5200
500 ms
EOS 100D
600 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Galaxy NX
8.6 fps
Samsung NX1
15 fps
EOS 100D
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Galaxy NX
440 photos
Lumix DMC-GX1
310 photos
Lumix DMC-GX7
320 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy NX


8.0
In terms of resolution and size, this is a very impressive device, with a sensor included to help produce a seamless transition from using the touchscreen to using the viewfinder - it automatically switches as you bring it to your eye.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Smart camera

Part of my cynicism stems from doubts about Android-driven cameras, but Android, combined with Samsung's willingness to open-source its camera API really opens up the potential of the camera in ways I can't begin to imagine.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)
This is quite an exciting announcement in terms of the technologies that are being brought together, and as one of the innovators of Android, it's hardly a surprise to see Samsung first to the market with a CSC that offers Android Jelly Bean.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
The huge screen makes images really shine, and makes it nice to use when working with various Android apps.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Screen

You also can't display lots of images on screen to navigate though quickly – the best you'll get is a timeline of images at the bottom of the screen, this makes accessing an image you took a while ago pretty time consuming.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
It can be used to switch between the various modes, such as shutter or aperture priority, or it can be used to jog between different apertures, shutter speeds and so on, once you've selected this parameter on the touchscreen.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
One of the benefits of a touchscreen is the ability to set the focus point anywhere you like quickly and easily.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Lens

It's a reasonably good performer for a kit lens and makes for a decent carry-around lens.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
The large sensor on the Samsung Galaxy NX helps to produce creative shallow depth of field effects.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
If you're using one of Samsung's innovative iFunction lenses, then the lack of buttons is less of a problem, since you'll be able to make many changes to aperture, shutter speed and so on via the lens itself.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Sensor

Samsung's NX sensor is once again capable of producing excellent images which are finely detailed and display excellent.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
When shooting in raw format, the Galaxy NX doesn't compare as well, being beaten by all of the other cameras on test at every sensitivity.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
Samsung has been sticking with the same sensor for quite some time now for its NX range of cameras.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Focus

In the new firmware upgrade, Samsung says that it has improved the focusing algorithm to make it more accurate.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
We found that to be true for the most part, with the camera accurately focusing on the area of the frame we wanted it to when letting it select its own AF point.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
Press a point on the screen, take your shot, and hey presto, the point would return to the centre if using Centre AF, or to a different point if using multi-AF.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 20 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic

form factor

Size 136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7 mm
Thickness 25.7 mm
Weight 495 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Is a smart camera Yes
Includes a GPS Yes
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi Yes
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Optical

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 25 fps (AVI, MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 4.8"
Resolution 1,440 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/6000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 8.6 fps
Battery life 440 photos
Continuous shooting 8.6 fps @ 5472 x 3648, JPEG
Focus lag 334 ms
Shutter lag 146 ms
Startup delay 2,700 ms
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