Samsung NX1

Released November, 2014
  • 28 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm BSI-CMOS
  • 3" OLED
Samsung claims that this rate can be maintained for up to 78 Fine Quality JPEGs or 21 raw files, which is very impressive, but it's important to remember that this will take just over 3 seconds of shooting JPEGs or around 1.4seconds of raw files.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2014)
9.2 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Samsung NX1
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Samsung NX1
Focus lag and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Samsung NX1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Samsung NX1
Reviews from,, and


Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Samsung NX1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX1

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

Samsung NX1
1,363 ISO
Nikon D750
2,956 ISO
2,340 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Samsung NX1
252 ms
Samsung NX30
125 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Samsung NX1
62 ms
Pentax K-3
96 ms
Samsung NX30
83 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Samsung NX1
700 ms
1,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Samsung NX1
15 fps
4.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Samsung NX1
500 photos
Nikon D750
1,230 photos
EOS-1D X Mark II
1,210 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX1

In The News From around the web


Rumor mill keeps on turning: Samsung NX lenses marked as “closeout”

by Jeremy Gray |
If they were going to finally put a stop to these very persistent rumors of their imaging business' demise, CES seems a logical place to do it.
Samsung can make all of the statements they want, but as long as they aren't releasing information on new products, it's difficult to put a lot of confidence in their denials of very persistent rumors that they're leaving the imaging industry.

Samsung NX1 firmware update 'coming soon'

by Rod Lawton |
Autofocus requirements for video are different to those for stills, and the NX1 firmware update will bring AF speed control (to make refocussing smoother and less 'jumpy', for example), and an AF responsiveness control for adjusting the camera's refocus speed if an object passes in front of the subject.
One of the key improvements will be the ability to capture a still image from a single frame of video.
And the AF ON button can either have its function swapped with the AE-L button, or it can be used to toggle between autofocus and direct manual focus operation.
There are also three luminance level options to prevent clipping / blocking, autofocus speed and reaction time can be adjusted, and both ISO sensitivity and audio levels can be adjusted during capture.

Samsung NX1 review

by Angela Nicholson |
It feels great in the hand, is weatherproof, provides plenty of control within easy reach, is enjoyable to use and produces superb quality images.
It seems strange to split the AF controls in this way especially as when AF point mode is selected in the Touch AF options so that the FA point can be selected with a tap on the screen, the AF button mode options are available.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 28 MP
Resolution 6480 x 4320
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 13.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection
Focus points 209
Supports continuous Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 1.04x
Viewfinder size 0.68x
Display type OLED
Display resolution 2,360 k dots


Max continuous shooting 15 fps
Battery life 500 photos
Continuous shooting 15 fps
Focus lag 252 ms
Shutter lag 62 ms
Startup delay 700 ms


Video 4096 x 2160 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Hybrid detection
Autofocus type Hybrid detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Size 3"
Resolution 1,036 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 139 x 102 x 66 mm
Thickness 66 mm
Weight 550 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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