Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of NX1000 vs J1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

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

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX1000
6.0
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX1000
7.9
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

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

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

NX1000
8.7

Winner
Samsung NX1000 

Camera Rocket recommends the Samsung NX1000  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of NX1000 vs Nikon 1 J1

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

NX1000
840 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

NX1000
2,400 LPH
Nikon 1 J1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX1000
598 ms
Nikon 1 J1
94 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NX1000
103 ms
Nikon 1 J1
74 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NX1000
1,700 ms
Nikon 1 J1
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX1000
8 fps
Nikon 1 J1
60 fps

Features Key features of the NX1000  vs Nikon 1 J1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NX1000
20 MP
Nikon 1 J1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

NX1000
12,800 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
3,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

NX1000
18.5 microns
Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NX1000  vs Nikon 1 J1 

9.0
8.0
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.
NX1000

8.0
6.0
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.
NX1000

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
7.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NX1000  vs
Nikon 1 J1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20 MP 10 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 135

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 114 x 63 x 37 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 37 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 222 g 277 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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

video

NX1000  vs
Nikon 1 J1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 60 fps
Battery life 320 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
8 fps
3 fps
Focus lag 598 ms 94 ms
Shutter lag 103 ms 74 ms
Startup delay 1,700 ms 1,400 ms
Samsung NX1000
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