- 28MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 4096 x 2160 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 550g - 139 x 102 x 66mm
- Introduced September 2014
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX1 overview
Samsung NX1 is Samsung's Pro Mirrorless digital camera initially revealed on September of 2014. The camera includes a 28MP, BSI-CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 6480 x 4320.
The NX1 comes in at #38 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & all around #79 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom factors.
Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung NX1 history
The Samsung NX1 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can find all earlier and new models as well as key features.
NX1 vs NX3020MPAPS-C9.0 fps2014
NX1 vs NX2020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX1 vs NX1115MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX1 vs NX515MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX1 vs NX1015MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung NX1 Gallery
You can see the NX1 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung NX1 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung NX1 based on features which are often seen as important in a digital camera.
Samsung NX1 Sensor details
The Samsung NX1 is powered by the DRIMe 5 processor. The spec of the sensor in the Samsung NX1 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6480 x 4320 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 28 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can be expanded digitally to a high of 51200. RAW files are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
Samsung chose to skip the anti aliasing filter in the Samsung NX1. This will result in more sharper images but may create moire in certain situations.
The image underneath displays the NX1's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The NX1 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung NX1 dimensions
Samsung NX1 weighs in at 1.21 lb (550 gr or 19.40 ounces) & has outside dimensions of 139mm x 102mm x 66mm (5.5" x 4.0" x 2.6"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 gr so the Samsung NX1 is lighter when compared with various rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Underneath is a image of the Samsung NX1 besides a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button design on the NX1.
Samsung NX1 Lens specs
The NX1 works with the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses on sale. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the NX1.
Samsung NX1 Connectivity
The NX1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can send files and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Samsung NX1 Video specs
The highest video quality in the Samsung NX1 is 4096 x 2160 and you can capture in H.265 file format. 2160p gives you an exceptional quality for video recording. You can crop to Full HD in order to get better results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and ensure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does include both headphone and mic support making it extremely valuable while recording audio.
Samsung NX1 Weather Sealing
Samsung NX1 comes with weather sealing making it a fantastic selection for use for rough locations. This is especially handy if you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter for outdoor photography.
Samsung NX1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX1 includes a 3" tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 1,036k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can adjust focus points as well as change settings with your fingers. The NX1 also has a builtin Top screen so it’s possible to quickly see your settings.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details for Samsung NX1 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinders can be very helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Samsung NX1 Shutter specs
Samsung NX1 continuous shooting rate is 15.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Samsung NX1 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung NX1 comes with both built in flash together with external flash ability.
Samsung NX1 Autofocusing specs
Samsung NX1 comes with both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera includes Face detection which is helpful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor includes 209 focus points to choose from. Samsung NX1 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also features Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Samsung NX1 has manual focus when needed for low light or you need to have more exact focus control.
Samsung NX1 Battery life
The battery power (BP1900) on the Samsung NX1 is made to last for 500 photographs according to the CIPA measurements making it about average when compared to it's rivals. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest (870) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
NX1 vs E-M1X870 yesnoyes
NX1 vs Fujifilm GFX 100800 yesnoyes
NX1 vs M11700 yesnono
Samsung NX1 for varying categories of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Samsung NX1 for varying categories of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Samsung NX1
The Samsung NX1 has a points tally of 81 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a tremendous choice for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files plus the potential to use external lighting.
Street photography with Samsung NX1
Getting a above average score of 74, the Samsung NX1 is a good option for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung NX1 Sports photography features
A awesome sports photography points tally of 77 means the Samsung NX1 is a superb pick for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung NX1 Travel photography factors
Weight is very critical in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Samsung NX1 gets a above average 74 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick for your vacations.
Samsung NX1 Landscape photography details
If you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Samsung NX1 and it's wonderful grade of 79 as a landscape camera is a great pick compared to its rivals.
Samsung NX1 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung NX1 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a horrible rating of 34.
Samsung NX1 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the NX1, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Pro Mirrorless.
The graph down below shows you a summary of the NX1 versus it's top scoring rivals shown earlier.
There are more cameras you might check out as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.