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

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Samsung NX1000 review

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£490.00
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Our verdict

I find it a little strange that Samsung has three cameras in its NX range that all feature the same 20.3-million-pixel sensor, metering and AF system. In many respects there is little to choose between them, especially the NX210 and NX1000, apart from differences in build quality. With so little to distinguish them, the NX1000 is perhaps the most appealing of all, given that it is priced well below the other two cameras. That said, against its competition the NX1000 is anything but competitively priced.

Given the target audience, the camera does not include direct controls for quick manual-exposure adjustments. However, once photographers are familiar with the camera, this will not be much of a hindrance, especially due to the functionality provided by the i-Fn lenses.

Judged in its own right, I am very impressed with the camera’s sensor, which can resolve a lot of detail. Wi-Fi is a key selling point, but is currently not without is operational hiccups. I would expect these issues to be ironed out very soon, although the Wi-Fi function is great fun to use. All in all, the NX1000 deserves to be a popular camera indeed.

Details

External mic:No
Video:1080p HD at 24fps, 25fps or 30fps, MOV (H.264)
White Balance:Auto, 7 presets, custom and manual, with fine-tuning
Built-in Flash:No, but a hotshoe-mounted GN 8m @ ISO 100 included
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Shutter Type:Focal-plane shutter
Viewfinder Type:N/A
Output Size:5472 x 3648 pixels
LCD:3in, 921,000-dot TFT
AF Points:Single-point, 15 multi-point (35 close-up), face detection
White Balance Bracket:Yes
Sensor:20.3-million-effective-pixel CMOS
Max Flash Sync:1/180sec
Exposure Modes:PASM, lens priority, smart auto, panoramic, video, 14 scene modes, 10 smart filters, 13 magic frames
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
Weight:217.7g (without battery and memory card)
Power:Rechargeable BP1030 Li-Ion
File Format:JPEG, SRW (raw), MOV
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Drive Mode:Single, continuous high 8fps, continuous low 3fps, self-timer 2-30secs, AE bracketing
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000sec, plus bulb (max 4mins)
Exposure Comp:±3EV
Lens Mount:Samsung NX
RRP:£530 (with 18-55mm lens)
ISO:100-12,800
DoF Preview:Yes
Focusing Modes:Single, continuous, manual
Dimensions:116.5 x 62.5 x 36.6mm
Metering System:221-block segment TTL metering, with multi, centreweighted and spot
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Compression:3-stage JPEG, 1-stage raw
Tested as:Entry-level CSC
  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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