Jon Devo tries out Samsung’s new smart camera, featuring the world’s first APS-C-sized, 28.2-million-pixel backside illuminated sensor and a host of other exciting specs

Product Overview

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Samsung NX1 Smart Camera

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  • - High-resolution sensor with good low-light performance
  • - Samsung’s fastest image processor allows for 15fps stills shooting
  • - Ultra high definition (4K) video recording
  • - Fast hybrid AF system with 205 phase-detection and up to 153 cross-type points
  • - Robust build and design


  • - Some fiddly controls
  • - JPEG images are too heavily processed by default
  • - Image buffer not large enough


Samsung NX1 Review


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Samsung NX1 Review – Specifications


Sensor:28.2-million-pixel back side illuminated APS-C type CMOS sensor
Output size:28M 6480 x 4320 (RAW, jpeg)
Lens mount:Samsung NX Mount
Focal-length magnification:1.5x
Shutter speeds:30-1/8000 sec, Bulb
ISO:ISO 100–25600 (EXT.51200)
Exposure modes:Smart Auto (58 scenes), Auto, PASM, Two Custom
Metering System:TTL 221 Block Segment, Multi, Centre-weight, Spot
Exposure compensation:±5EV in 1/3EV steps
Drive mode:15fps (with continuous AF)
LCD:Super AMOLED 3-inch tilting 1,036K-dot resolution touchscreen (100% FoV)
Viewfinder:Electronic viewfinder (OLED) XGA 2,360K dot equiv.
Image Stabilisation:Lens shift (depends on lens)
AF points:Autofocus III Hybrid 205 Phase-detect, 209 contrast detect, 153 cross-type points
Video:4K, UHD, full HD resolutions. 60/30/24 NTSC/50/25/24fps PAL (4:2:2 8-Bit 4K HDMI Out)
External mic:3.5mm Stereo MIC + 3.5mm Stereo monitor (headphone) input
Memory card:SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I, UHS-II compatible)
Power:Samsung BP1900
Battery life:500 shots
Construction:Magnesium alloy frame
Dimensions:138.5 x 102.3 x 65.8mm
Weight:635g battery and card included
  1. 1. Watch our Samsung NX1 video review
  2. 2. Samsung NX1 Review - Build and Handling
  3. 3. Samsung NX 1 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Samsung NX 1 Review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Samsung NX 1 Review - Image Quality
  6. 6. Samsung NX 1 Review – Verdict
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  • Daryll Peter Griffith

    umm dude they gave the autofocus full grades

  • Marco –

    A fair review. Buffering has always been a huge issue with nx cameras and this one is no exception. Considering its pro target, at least 30-40 raw images should be taken in a row, before slowing down.

    Besides af seems quite worse than advertised by samsung and, for sure, less capable than 7d mk-ii.

    So a nice attempt by samsung, flawed by several issues, like eg the impossibility to turn off nr at iso lower than 6400, or to set an exposure compensation forrr auto iso in M mode. Too many issues for a camera at this price point!

    And I agree on the con about the design. A mirrorless camera which is as big, heavy and ugly as a basic dslr.