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.
While 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
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
Metering System:Multi-segment, centreweighted and spot
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Tested as:Compact System Camera