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alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 reviews of Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the memory and low light performance.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, portability

reliability, low-light, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NX1 Compact System Smart Camera (28.2 MP)Samsung NX1 Compact System Smart Camera (28.2 MP)

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the price and lens are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the portability. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and memory.

performance, usability, image quality, lens, price

reliability, low-light, memory, energy

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" LensSamsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens

May, 2018

Techradar Editor's Choice 2014

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Samsung NX1 review


It's not just the spec that impresses, the image quality is excellent as well

High pixel count and good detail resolution ; Excellent AF system ; 15fps continuous shooting

Missing a few customisation options ; Baseball Mode is rather gimmicky ; Manual Focus Assist needs to work off centre

The Samsung NX1 is an excellent camera. It feels great in the hand, is weatherproof, provides plenty of control, is enjoyable to use and produces superb quality images.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung NX1 review


Flagship compact system camera challenges DSLRs via 28 megapixel photos and 4K video

Eye-level viewfinder ; Lightweight yet sturdy feel ; Fast and accurate response

Premium asking price ; Less lenses are available ; Bulky alternative to a DSLR

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Hands-on: Samsung NX1 review: Great features, but the notion of 'compact' system camera has vanished - Pocket-lint


The Samsung NX1 is one of the finest cameras to be unveiled so far this year. It's packed full of features, has a new super-fast autofocus system with

Sep, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Samsung NX1 review


Samsung has been making dSLR-style mirrorless interchangeable-lens models for years, but like many competitors they've suffered from performance issues. The company finally steps up its game with the NX1, a high-performance, high-quality camera that...

The Samsung NX1 is fast, well-designed, weather resistant and feature-packed, and it produces great photos and videos.

There's no charger included, and USB charging takes longer than we'd like. Plus, it could use tracking autofocus when you're shooting via the viewfinder.

Fast, sturdy, well-designed and with excellent photo quality, the Samsung NX1 hits all the bases for action-shooting enthusiasts.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Samsung NX1 review


Fast, feature-packed and massively capable, the Samsung NX1 is an unbridled success

Feb, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : TrustedReviews (

Samsung NX1


The first camera with an APS-C BSI sensor makes an impressive debut

Super-fast burst shooting ; Excellent image quality for APS-C ; Wealth of features

Some of its buttons are too small ; Minor processing issues

The tilt display is great when you want to shoot above or below head height, while the fairly good touch implementation can be great when you do just want to take your photography more casually. You can touch-to-focus and touch-to-shoot, and also use...

Dec, 2014

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Samsung NX1 hands-on preview


A first look at one of the most hardcore compact system cameras to date

Sep, 2014

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TIPA Review the Samsung NX1!


Have TIPA rated the Samsung NX1? Here's what they thought...

Dec, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Samsung NX1 Expert Review


Read our full review of the new Samsung NX1, with a 28.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, 4K video and 15fps continuous shooting.

28 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor ; 3inch AMOLED touch-screen ; High resolution electronic viewfinder ; 15fps continuous shooting with C-AF ; Top LCD display ; 4K video recording ; H.265 / HEVC video compression ; Improved noise performance over the NX30 ;...

Size - larger than most mirrorless cameras ; Would be nice to have alternative video compression options

The Samsung NX1 is currently the highest resolution APS-C camera available offering a 28.2 megapixel sensor, and in order to give good noise performance, the camera is the World's first to feature a backlit APS-C CMOS sensor, instead of a standard CMOS...

Nov, 2014

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Samsung announce new CSC: the NX1!


As the promo video below boasts, Samsung have pulled out all the stops in both design and technological innovation to deliver a CSC with bite.

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1860 / 2330
Battery life (CIPA standard):370 / 500
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB


Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 2
Dioptre correction: Yes
Eye Relief:2.1
GPS (satellite): No
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating / Crop, Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Languages support:Multi
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Calm, Vivid / Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sunset / Fireworks, Landscape, Night
Self-timer:2,3,5,10,12,20,30 / 2,30
Self-timer delay:2,3,5,10,12,20,30 / 2,30
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, manual, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Tungsten


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Brown, Silver / Silver, White


Display diagonal:7.62
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1036000 / 460800
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2 EV step)
Flash guide number:11
Flash Modes:auto, fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / auto, fill-in, Red-eye reduction
Flash sync-speed:0.004 / 1/180
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:205 / 35
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus, single auto focus / continuous auto focus, spot auto focus
Closest focusing distance:0.24
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:4.3
Focal length range (f-f):16 - 50
Lens mount interface:Samsung NX
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/8
Maximum aperture number:22 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):7.7
Minimum aperture number:2 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.46
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto / 100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step) / ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:i-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.7
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648 / 6480 x 4320
Megapixel:20.3 / 28.2
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 2976 x 1984, 1728 x 1152, 2736 x 1824, 5472 x 3080, 3712 x 2088, 2944 x 1656, 1920 x 1080, 3648 x 3648, 2640 x 2640, 2000 x 2000, 1024 x 1024 / 6480x4320, 4560x3040, 3264x2176, 2112x1408, 6480x3648, 4608x2592, 3328x1872, 2048x1152, 4320x4320, 3088x3088, 2160x2160, 1408x1408, 6480x4320 / JPEG(3:2) : 28M(6480x4320), 13.9M(4560x3040), 7.1M(3264x2176), 3M(2112x1408) / (16:9) : 23.6M(6480x3648), 11.9M(4608x2592), 6.2M(3328x1872), 2.4M(2048x1152) / (1:1):18.7M(4320x4320), 9.5M(3088x3088), 4.7M(2160x2160), 2M(1408x1408) / RAW : 28M(6480x4320)
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:21.6 / 30.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI Version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Camera shutter type:Electronic / electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1 / 1/4000 / 1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:250
Minimum processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes
Viewfinder resolution:2360000


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps / 4096x2160@24fps
Video formats supported:AVI, H.265, M-JPEG, MP4 / H.264, MP4 / H.265, M-JPEG
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160


Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.9 / 6.58
Height :10.2 / 6.59
Lens diameter:6.48
Lens length:3.1
Lens weight:111
Weight:230 / 550
Width:11.7 / 13.8