Samsung’s NX1000 entry-level compact system camera costs less than its counterparts, but still packs a 20.3-million-pixel sensor and Wi-Fi compatibility. Read the Samsung NX1000 review...

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Samsung NX1000 review


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Samsung NX1000 at a glance:

  • 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized CMOS sensor
  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • 3in, 921,000-dot LCD screen
  • 8fps continuous shooting mode
  • 1080p full HD video recording with stereo sound
  • Street price around £490 with 20-50mm i-Function kit lens

Samsung NX1000 review – Introduction:

With the introduction of the NX1000, Samsung’s NX series now includes three models. The new camera sits below the NX210 and NX20 as the entry-level model, with a build, handling and price point designed to entice people into buying an interchangeable-lens camera for the first time. Make no mistake, though: the Samsung NX1000 is a capable camera indeed, and could even tempt experienced photographers. It features the same core as the more ‘advanced’ NX models, including the 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. There is, in fact, very little to choose between the Samsung NX1000 and the ‘higher-up’ NX210, which is the other compact-style camera in the range, yet the camera on test here costs roughly £200 less.

I have mainly tested the Samsung NX1000 with the 20-50mm i-Fn lens, which is available in a kit for around £490, although I have also used the Samsung 18-200mm OIS lens, which somewhat dwarfs the camera but offers an impressive 11x optical zoom. Throughout this test, I frequently refer to the NX210 because the two cameras are very similar. For reference, virtually all the performance information applies to both cameras.

  1. 1. Samsung NX1000 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Autofocus
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Our verdict
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