Samsung NX10 summary
Samsung NX10 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally revealed on April of 2010. The camera houses a 15MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4592 x 3056.
The NX10 is placed #81 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #350 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your customized criteria.
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Samsung NX10 family
The Samsung NX10 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can identify all earlier and new models alongside key specs.
Samsung NX10 Gallery
You can view the NX10 from various angles in the gallery here.
Samsung NX10 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung NX10 based on aspects which are typically considered important in a camera.
Samsung NX10 Sensor information
The Samsung NX10 is powered by the DRIM Engine processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Samsung NX10 is 23.4mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 365 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4592 x 3056 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 15MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the NX10's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The NX10 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Samsung NX10 dimensions
Samsung NX10 is 1.10 lb (499g / 17.60 oz) & the size of the camera is 123mm x 87mm x 40mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 1.6"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g so the Samsung NX10 is heavier compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a picture of the Samsung NX10 next to a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the NX10.
Samsung NX10 Lens information
The NX10 fits the Samsung NX mount and has 32 lenses available to buy. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the NX10.
Samsung NX10 Connectivity
The NX10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and in some cases change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Samsung NX10 Video information
The max video quality in the Samsung NX10 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should shoot for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not have a microphone or headphone port which means that you have got zero control over the audio. It is perhaps best to order an alternative model should you require good audio for your video clips.
Samsung NX10 Weather Sealing
Samsung NX10 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.
Samsung NX10 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX10 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 614 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs for Samsung NX10 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 920 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders are very handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Samsung NX10 Shutter information
Samsung NX10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Samsung NX10 Flash and Hot shoe information
Samsung NX10 has both built in flash together with external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/180 sec.
Samsung NX10 Autofocus information
Samsung NX10 has only Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect which is helpful for people photography.
The Sensor supports 15 focus points to pick from. Samsung NX10 includes manual focus in case it is required in low light or you want more accurate focus control.
Samsung NX10 Battery life
The battery pack (BP1130) in the Samsung NX10 is made to last for 400 photographs with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is higher than standard in comparison to its class. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the maximum (650) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Samsung NX10 for specific styles of photography
The following illustration displays a outline of the Samsung NX10 for specific styles of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Samsung NX10 Portrait photography information
The Samsung NX10 has a rating of 74 which is nice, and means the camera is a fine choice for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Samsung NX10 Street photography advice
Getting a average points total of 60, the Samsung NX10 is reasonably suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung NX10
A moderate sports photography score of 53 means the Samsung NX10 is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have great tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung NX10 Travel photography information
Portability is super important when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Samsung NX10 gets a very good 63 as a travelling camera which is a very decent choice to purchase for your trips.
Landscape photography with Samsung NX10
For those who are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung NX10 with it's above average grade of 69 for a landscape camera is a fine choice amongst its competitors.
Samsung NX10 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung NX10 is simply not very good for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 25.
Samsung NX10 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the NX10, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the NX10 versus it's highest ranking competitors listed above.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.