Samsung NX10

 
Samsung NX10 front
 
Portability
80
Imaging
57
Features
50
Overall
54

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.

Samsung brought out the updated Samsung NX11 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this camera.

The NX10 is placed #82 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #352 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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Here is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.

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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Samsung-NX500 front thumbnailSamsung NX500
NX10 vs NX500
28MPAPS-C9.0 fps2015
Samsung-NX1 front thumbnailSamsung NX1
NX10 vs NX1
28MPAPS-C15.0 fps2014
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Samsung-NX3000 front thumbnailSamsung NX3000
NX10 vs NX3000
20MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
Samsung-NX30 front thumbnailSamsung NX30
NX10 vs NX30
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2014
Samsung-NX2000 front thumbnailSamsung NX2000
NX10 vs NX2000
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX300 front thumbnailSamsung NX300
NX10 vs NX300
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
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Samsung-NX1100 front thumbnailSamsung NX1100
NX10 vs NX1100
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX300M front thumbnailSamsung NX300M
NX10 vs NX300M
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX210 front thumbnailSamsung NX210
NX10 vs NX210
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
Samsung-NX20 front thumbnailSamsung NX20
NX10 vs NX20
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
Samsung-NX1000 front thumbnailSamsung NX1000
NX10 vs NX1000
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
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Samsung-NX200 front thumbnailSamsung NX200
NX10 vs NX200
20MPAPS-C7.0 fps2012
Samsung-NX11 front thumbnailSamsung NX11
NX10 vs NX11
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung-NX100 front thumbnailSamsung NX100
NX10 vs NX100
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung-NX5 front thumbnailSamsung NX5
NX10 vs NX5
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung-NX10 front thumbnailSamsung NX1015MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010

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.

does have HDMI support
flash built-in
focusing manually
good megapixels (15MP)
good minimum ISO (100)
great battery pack (400 per charge)
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
provides face detect focusing
screen is OLED
screen size is good (3")
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames/s)
does not feature selfie friendly display
heavier than average (499g)
lack of headphone jack
lack of mic jack
lack of Time Lapse recording
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
low resolution screen (614 thousand dot)
no image stabilization
no phase detect AF
screen is fixed
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Here is a picture of the Samsung NX10 next to a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.

Samsung NX10 dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the NX10.

Samsung NX10 topview buttons dials

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.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samsung-50-150mm-F2.8-S lensSamsung 50-150mm F2.8 S50-150mmf/2.8 920g
Rokinon-24mm-f1.4-Aspherical-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 24mm f1.4 Aspherical24mmf/1.4 580g
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Lensbaby-Burnside-35-Samsung-NX lensLensbaby Burnside 3535mmf/2.8374g
Samsung-NX-45mm-F1.8 lensSamsung NX 45mm F1.845mmf/1.8 115g
Samyang-35mm-F1.4-AS-UMC-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC35mmf/1.4 660g
Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
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Rokinon-85mm-F1.4-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 85mm F1.485mmf/1.4 539g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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you can focus manually
MP count decent (15MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detection focus
delivers RAW formats

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.

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sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than competition (499 grams)

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.

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resolution is good (15MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
great battery (400 shots)
slow frames per second (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect AF

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.

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great battery life (400 per charge)
MP count decent (15 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (499g)
screen isn't selfie friendly

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.

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manual focus
swap lenses (Samsung NX mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
decent sensor resolution (15MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (400 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
lack of Timelapse function

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.

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includes face detect autofocus
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone support
more heavy than average in class (499 grams)

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Samsung
Model
Samsung NX10
Class
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced
2010-04-07
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor Chip
DRIM Engine
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
365.0mm²
Sensor resolution
15 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4592 x 3056
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
15
Lens
Lens mounting type
Samsung NX
Total lenses
32
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3"
Resolution of display
614 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology
Active Matrix OLED screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
920 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.57x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
63
DXO Color Depth score
22.8
DXO Dynamic range score
10.8
DXO Low light score
572
Features
Min shutter speed
30s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
11.00 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync
1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
499g (1.10 pounds)
Dimensions
123 x 87 x 40mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 1.6")
Other
Battery life
400 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery model
BP1130
Self timer
Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC
Storage slots
1
Price at release
$626