Samsung’s NX100 is impressively compact and stylish, while maintaining the APS-C-size sensor found in the NX10

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Samsung NX100

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Samsung NX100 review


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The CompetitionPanasonic GF2

The size and style of Samsung’s NX100 means it resembles a compact camera rather than the DSLR styling of the NX10.

The NX100 maintains the APS-C-size sensor in its svelte body, so its most direct competition is the Sony NEX5.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is slightly smaller and the Olympus Pen E-P2.

It is very similar in size to the NX100, but both these cameras have a Four Thirds sensor.

NEX5While the NX100 has a bigger body than the NEX5, the NX100’s i-Function lenses are slightly more compact.

The NEX5 has 1080p HD video and perhaps a few more features than the NX100, but as far as image quality is concerned the NX100 just has the edge.







Video:1280x720, 640x480, 320x240 pixels (at 30fps)
White Balance:Auto, 7 presets, Kelvin, plus custom setting
External mic:No
Built-in Flash:No. Optional SEF20A and SEF15A available
White Balance Bracket:Yes
LCD:3in AMOLED with 614,000 dots
Output Size:4592x3056 pixels
Viewfinder Type:N/A. Optional EVF with 201,000 dots, approx 98% field of view and -4 to +1 dioptre adjustment
Memory Card:SD and SDHC
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
Sensor:14.6-million-effective-pixel CMOS sensor
Exposure Modes:Program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual, smart auto
Weight:282g without battery or card
Power:Rechargeable BP1310 Li-Ion battery
File Format:Raw, JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000sec in 1⁄3EV steps plus bulb
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Drive Mode:3fps in JPEG mode up to 10 shots and 3fps in raw mode
Exposure Comp:±3EV in 1⁄3EV steps
Lens Mount:Samsung NX mount
RRP:£449.99 (with 20-50mm kit lens)
Focusing Modes:Manual, single-shot AF, continuous AF and face detection, AF points: 15 or up to 35 in close-up mode, auto or manual selection possible
DoF Preview:Yes
Metering System:Multi-segment, centreweighted and spot
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Compression:3-stage JPEG
Tested as:Compact System Camera
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. White balance and Colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. LCD, Viewfinder and Video
  10. 10. Our Verdict
  11. 11. The Competition
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