- 15MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- 1280 x 720 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 282g - 120 x 71 x 35mm
- Announced September 2010
- Updated by Samsung NX200
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX100 summary
Samsung NX100 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first introduced on September of 2010. It uses a 15 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4592 x 3056.
Samsung launched the fresher Samsung NX200 (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this model.
The NX100 ranks at #81 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and over all #370 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
The following is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Samsung NX100 history
The Samsung NX100 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can discover all older and latest models along with important specs.
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NX100 vs NX300020MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
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Samsung NX100 Gallery
You can view the NX100 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung NX100 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Samsung NX100 based on aspects that are typically considered necessary in a digital camera.
Samsung NX100 Sensor features
The Samsung NX100 houses the DRIMe Engine chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Samsung NX100 is 23.4mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 365 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4592 x 3056 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization. In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 15MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW format is saved so you have more margin for error.
The image below shows the NX100's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The NX100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung NX100 dimensions
Samsung NX100 has a weight of 0.62 lb (282g / 9.95 ounces) and features external size of 120mm x 71mm x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327g so the Samsung NX100 is less heavy compared to various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The following is a photo of the Samsung NX100 with a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show you the button layout on the NX100.
Samsung NX100 Lens features
The NX100 uses the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses to select from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the NX100.
Samsung NX100 Connectivity
The NX100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send images and at times change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Samsung NX100 Video features
The max video resolution in the Samsung NX100 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in H.264 file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should aim for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone jack so you get zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to get an alternative camera if you require good sound in your videos.
Samsung NX100 Weather Sealing
Samsung NX100 does not have environment proofing so damp conditions could affect the camera.
Samsung NX100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX100 houses a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 614 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs regarding Samsung NX100 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial during bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung NX100 Shutter features
Samsung NX100 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Samsung NX100 Flash and Hot shoe features
Samsung NX100 includes external flash support but with no built in flash. The highest flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Samsung NX100 Autofocus features
Samsung NX100 includes only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which can be valuable for people photography.
It boasts 15 focus points to select from. Samsung NX100 has got manual focusing if needed during low light occasions or you require more accurate control on focusing.
Samsung NX100 Battery life
The battery pack (BP1130) on the Samsung NX100 is fashioned to last for 420 pictures with respect to the CIPA measurements which is above average for its category. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini features the maximum (650) battery life within this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Samsung NX100 for specific styles of photography
The following chart shows a outline of the Samsung NX100 for specific styles of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Samsung NX100 Portrait photography info
The Samsung NX100 gets a rating of 73 which is very good, and means the camera is a respectable fit to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and capability to use off-camera lighting.
Samsung NX100 Street photography information
Having a superb score of 76, the Samsung NX100 is a awesome fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung NX100 Sports photography info
A above average sports photography points tally of 61 suggests the Samsung NX100 is a good choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung NX100 Travel photography features
Weight is super critical in buying a camera for travel. Overall, the Samsung NX100 gets a nice 66 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice for your trips.
Samsung NX100 Landscape photography highlights
When you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Samsung NX100 at it's very good score of 75 as a landscape camera is a respectable pick among it's competitors.
Vlogging with Samsung NX100
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung NX100 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful score of 31.
Samsung NX100 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the NX100, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the NX100 versus it's top ranking rivals shown above.
These are various other cameras you may view as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.