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alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 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. Views about the portability and screen are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but the memory and low light performance get less positive comments.

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 94/100 = 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

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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)

Jun, 2017

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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 People are impressed by the price and lens. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability. The energy efficiency and memory get negative opinions.

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

Jun, 2017

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

Ratings in depth: Camera reviews Best mirrorless CSC Best camera In recent times Samsung has produced some impressive compact system cameras such as the NX30 and NX Mini, but they don't seem to have grabbed the attention of the average enthusiast...

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

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (

Samsung NX1 review


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

Feb, 2015

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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

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Samsung NX1 system camera


Samsung NX1 system camera receives TIPA Award : Samsung Electronics announced the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awarded the company Best Compact System Camera (CSC) Professional for the Samsung NX1. The Technical Image Press Association...

The Samsung NX1 was recognized for its advanced 28.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and DRIMe V processor, supporting both 4K video and a full-resolution still image shooting rate of 15 frames per second. The Samsung NX1 system camera also features...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Samsung NX1 camera update


Samsung NX1 firmware upgrade : Samsung Electronics announced a firmware update for the Samsung NX1, its premium compact system camera. The new firmware update enhances and refines the Samsung NX1's capabilities, allowing it to operate with even greater...

Other updates include Trap Shot, an addition to the popular Samsung Auto Shot mode. Users can now adjust the settings so that when a moving object hits this line, the camera will automatically take a picture. Personal Computer tethering via USB is now...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Samsung NX1 4K video demonstration


Samsung NX1 4K Ultra HD video demonstration : Samsung announced the launch of a new short film created by renowned actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. 'In a City' was shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD (UHD)...

The Samsung NX1 has advanced features that make filmmaking easier and more enjoyable, supporting both Cinema 4K and UHD video recording. Its built-in HEVC Codec (H.265) allows users to compress and store video clips without compromising quality, and...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Samsung NX1 Campaign


Samsung NX1 Campaign partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt : Samsung Electronics announced the launch of a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The NX1 campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph...

In addition, the Samsung campaign will feature crowd sourced content from hitRECord’s talented community of cinematographers, musicians and lyricists. Joseph released a video message encouraging hitRECord members to submit lyrics and audio content to...

Oct, 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
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable: Yes
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


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