Samsung NX10

Released January, 2010
  • 14 MP
  • APS-C 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" OLED
We've looked into this by comparing the NX10's JPEG output with the corresponding raw files, converted using Samsung's own software (Raw Converter 3), Adobe Camera Raw, and dcraw via conversion to DNG.
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)
8.4 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX10

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Samsung NX10
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Samsung NX10
Focus lag


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Samsung NX10
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Samsung NX10
Reviews from,,, and 3 more


Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Samsung NX10

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX10

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

Samsung NX10
572 ISO
1,284 ISO
Samsung NX30
1,014 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Samsung NX10
2,200 LPH
2,800 LPH
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Samsung NX10
424 ms
Samsung NX30
125 ms
277 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Samsung NX10
119 ms
Samsung NX20
44 ms
56 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Samsung NX10
1,100 ms
Samsung NX20
3,000 ms
2,000 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Samsung NX10
3 fps
Samsung NX30
9 fps
9 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX10

The image quality of the NX10's video is exactly what you'd expect from a camera with an APS-C sensor - really rather good.

The depth and weight increase when the supplied poly-carbonate mounted 18-55mm kit lens is fitted, making the NX10 instantly more DSLR-like, but fitting the 30mm pancake lens creates a compact overall package that will particularly suit street photographers looking for an indiscrete camera.

The camera also has several auto-bracketing options, including fully adjustable exposure and white balance bracketing, and also Picture Wizard bracketing, which can take three pictures using different tone presets.


It can also bracket up to three sets of image (saturation, contrast, sharpness, color tone).


7.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The large 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS megapixel sensor used in the NX10 produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-400, with ISO 800 also looking good.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2010)
The two cameras differ in terms of the maximum ISO they're willing to use, and if Samsung feels that ISO 800 is a sensible limit from an image quality perspective, we don't consider that to be a problem (though it'd be nice to be able to specify the maximum).
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)
Samsung have decided to use an APS-C sensor in the NX10, which is around 1.5x physically larger than the Four Thirds one and which should give it in the edge in terms of all-round image quality, whilst still maintaining a small camera body that is only slightly deeper than the likes of the Olympus E-PL1.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2010)


This crop from the edge of the above frame shows the excellent edge-to-edge quality of the Samsung 18-55mm kit lens.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2014)
A further five lenses for the NX system were recently announced; a 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 compact zoom, a 20mm wide-angle pancake lens, an 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OIS superzoom, a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens and a presumably cheaper non-OIS 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2014)
The aperture on the 18-55mm lens produces extremely round, nice-looking bokeh on point highlights.
by c|net (Apr, 2010)


Overall the appearance is excellent, though, with the display giving a very bright, high-contrast image even when viewed from angles that would be unthinkable with LCDs.
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)
In particular, Samsung is to be commended for the attractive menus and interface screens that make such good use of the OLED display's resolution.
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)
The NX10's 3-inch, 614,000-dot rear LCD screen is very impressive, incorporating AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology that provides a number of key advantages over traditional LCD screens.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2010)

Image quality

The margin isn't wide, but detail, colour depth and dynamic range are visibly superior.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2014)
Colour rendition is excellent, and dynamic range is also better than average.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2014)
Operated by a dedicated button it provides a range of tone pre-sets, each of which can be individually customised with contrast, saturation, sharpness and tone.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2014)


Its focus is fast and the interface is usually good and responsive.
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)
In most modes you can choose between four AF modes: Direct selection (single point, user-selectable), Multi-AF, Face Detection and Self-portrait AF.
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)
Because it offers a physical MF/AF switch, it is not possible to enter manual focus mode through the camera's menu.
by DPReview (Mar, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 14 MP
Resolution 4592 x 3056
Size APS-C
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 26.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,200 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,200 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 123 x 87 x 40 mm
Thickness 40 mm
Weight 499 g
Is weather sealed No


Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No


Size 3"
Resolution 614 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic


Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Continuous shooting 3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 424 ms
Shutter lag 119 ms
Startup delay 1,100 ms
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