Samsung NX1000

Released April, 2012
New: NX2000 (May, 2013)
  • 20 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Video we shot was crisp and clear, and one nice feature was the ability to record a video to be played at different speeds using the Multi Motion option.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
8.7 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX1000

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,, and 2 more


Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews


Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX1000

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

840 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

2,400 LPH
Alpha NEX-3N
2,200 LPH
Nikon 1 J1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

598 ms
Nikon 1 J1
94 ms
Alpha NEX-3N
272 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

103 ms
Alpha NEX-3N
22 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

1,700 ms
2,700 ms
Alpha NEX-5
1,000 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

8 fps
Nikon 1 J1
60 fps
4.3 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX1000

The 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS megapixel sensor used in the NX1000 produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-800, with ISO 1600 also looking very good.

Image quality is the main thing at the end of the day, and the Samsung NX1000's vibrant, realistic colours, sharp detail and ability to contain noise makes it a great option for someone looking to get more serious with their photography.


8.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


It also boasts two of Samsung's signature features: built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and its iFunction lens technology, which enables you to make adjustments to manual settings such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and exposure compensation simply by pressing a button on the lens.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
And the Samsung 20-50mm kit lens is very small and light.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The NX1000 will be available from the middle of May, and will cost £599.99 with a 20-50mm kit zoom.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)


The plastic-bodied NX1000 features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture and fast auto focusing, ISO range of 100-12,800, 1080p HD movie recording, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, 3-inch LCD screen, 8fps continuous shooting, Sweep Panoramas and Samsung’s unique i-Function lens.
by Photography Blog (Jul, 2012)
Photographers have the option of making adjustments to metering, white balance, ISO and AF mode, as well as using any of the Picture Wizard colour options, during video recording.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
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by Photography Blog (Jul, 2012)

Image quality

Even when shooting dark subjects in dull lighting it was able to pick out the key elements in the frame and get them sharp.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
JPEG results for dynamic range are less impressive than those for signal to noise ratio, with the Samsung NX1000 producing a weaker dynamic range than the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 at every sensitivity setting.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
This chart indicates that TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Samsung NX1000 have less dynamic range than Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2, but a greater dynamic range than the Panasonic GF5, at every sensitivity settings.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


Add Wi-Fi functionality and Samsung’s intuitive Smart Panel user interface and you’re left with a camera that has plenty to offer.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)
With Wi-Fi functionality now extended to other compacts and the latest NX range it’s a neat step from Samsung that will help to differentiate their cameras from rival models.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)
Samsung has been offering Wi-Fi technology in its camera’s since the introduction of the SH100 compact last summer.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)


An old film effect is one of the many creative art filters you can apply to your images.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The in-camera editing options can really help rescue some otherwise wasted shots, and the range of creative art filters and Picture Wizard colour effects give photographers even more options.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Given the street price the Samsung NX1000 now fetches and the camera's image quality and flexibility, this is both a great 'first serious camera' and one that even more experienced photographers might want to keep in their hand bag or briefcase for those decisive moments on your daily commute.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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 12,800 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 15


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 114 x 63 x 37 mm
Thickness 37 mm
Weight 222 g
Is weather sealed No


Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
WiFi 802.11
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes
Image stabilization None


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None


Max continuous shooting 8 fps
Battery life 320 photos
Continuous shooting
  1. 8 fps
  2. 3 fps
Focus lag 598 ms
Shutter lag 103 ms
Startup delay 1,700 ms
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