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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