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Samsung Galaxy NX review – White balance and colour
The Galaxy NX’s images were consistently colour accurate and true to the scene. The overall colour is very neutral and even vivid scenes did not appear oversaturated. On occasions, dull scenes appeared better after a slight tweak in saturation to make the colour ‘pop’. Interestingly, the Galaxy NX doesn’t have traditional colour profiles like most cameras. Instead, the profiles offer the ability to change colour, saturation, sharpness and contrast in the settings menu, although different profiles cannot be stored and switched. Samsung does offer a huge number of smart modes for different colour control, but this is a post-capture process. Also, inside the Google Play store, there are hundreds of apps that support colour profiles, filters, black & white and more, all of which can be downloaded to achieve a specific look.
On the whole, AWB was accurate even in challenging conditions. However, all the standard white balance settings are available, including daylight, cloudy, tungsten, flash, custom, Kelvin and three different settings for fluorescent light. The interesting thing about these settings is that they can be altered to optimise colour accuracy, should you find the preset to be slightly amiss. An easy-to-use RGB menu allows you to control this simply by shifting the centre point towards a desired tone.
In the white balance menu is a custom Kelvin setting that can be changed using a swipe gesture while previewing the scene on the LCD. It allows the user to tweak the white balance quickly and decide how warm or cold the images look. I find this the most effective way of altering the white balance.
Image: The Galaxy NX can shoot with effects that are processed after the shot. However, the resolution of the images changes to either 3888×2592 (3:2) or 3712×2088 (16:9)