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

NX1000
8.8
NX300
9.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX1000
6.0
NX300
9.4
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX1000
7.9
NX300
9.7
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NX1000
9.3
NX300
9.2
Reviews from trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 2 more

8.7

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

NX1000
8.7
NX300
9.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX1000

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

NX1000
840 ISO
NEX F3
1,114 ISO
Alpha A3000
1,068 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

NX1000
2,400 LPH
NEX F3
2,800 LPH
Rebel T3i
2,500 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX1000
598 ms
NX300
116 ms
Alpha A3000
279 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NX1000
103 ms
NEX F3
21 ms
Alpha A3000
22 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NX1000
1,700 ms
NEX-3
1,000 ms
NX300
1,200 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX1000
8 fps
NEX F3
2.5 fps
Alpha A3000
3.5 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX1000


9.0
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.

8.0
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.

Overall

8.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

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)

Sensor

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)

Wifi

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)

Video

Other handy features in Movie Mode are a Fader option for setting a fade-in or fade-out effect on your movies, and the option to enable or disable voice recording for a video.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Social Sharing enables you to upload images and videos to your social networking sites.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Options to make image adjustments during video recording help make the camera a powerful tool.
by TechRadar (Mar, 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 12,800 ISO
Codecs
  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

shutter

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

features

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

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

display

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

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None

performance

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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