Samsung NX1000

 
Samsung NX1000 front
 
Portability
90
Imaging
64
Features
60
Overall
62

Samsung NX1000 overview

Samsung NX1000 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera originally announced on April of 2012. It uses a 20 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648.

Samsung launched the newer Samsung NX1100 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this model.

The NX1000 is scored #54 out of 111 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #272 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personal factors.

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The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Samsung NX1000 history

The Samsung NX1000 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can discover all past and newer models as well as main specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Samsung-NX500 front thumbnailSamsung NX500
NX1000 vs NX500
28MPAPS-C9.0 fps2015
Samsung-NX3000 front thumbnailSamsung NX3000
NX1000 vs NX3000
20MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
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Samsung-NX2000 front thumbnailSamsung NX2000
NX1000 vs NX2000
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX300 front thumbnailSamsung NX300
NX1000 vs NX300
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX1100 front thumbnailSamsung NX1100
NX1000 vs NX1100
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX300M front thumbnailSamsung NX300M
NX1000 vs NX300M
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
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Samsung-NX210 front thumbnailSamsung NX210
NX1000 vs NX210
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
Samsung-NX1000 front thumbnailSamsung NX100020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
Samsung-NX200 front thumbnailSamsung NX200
NX1000 vs NX200
20MPAPS-C7.0 fps2012
Samsung-NX11 front thumbnailSamsung NX11
NX1000 vs NX11
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung-NX100 front thumbnailSamsung NX100
NX1000 vs NX100
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
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Samsung-NX5 front thumbnailSamsung NX5
NX1000 vs NX5
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung-NX10 front thumbnailSamsung NX10
NX1000 vs NX10
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010

Samsung NX1000 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Samsung NX1000 based on criterias which are usually viewed as necessary in a digital camera.

change lenses (Samsung NX mount)
decent MP (20MP)
features face detection focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
great min ISO (100)
has manual focus
high resolution screen (921 thousand dots)
includes HDMI out
lighter than average in class (222g)
saves RAW files
screen size is good (3 inches)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of phase detect auto focus
no external microphone support
no headphone support
no image stabilization
no moving screen
no Timelapse function
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Samsung NX1000 Sensor info

The specification of the sensor on the Samsung NX1000 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath displays the NX1000's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The NX1000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung NX1000 dimensions

Samsung NX1000 weighs 0.49 pounds (222 grams / 7.83 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 114mm x 63mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 grams and the Samsung NX1000 is lighter when compared with various competitors.

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Down below is a image of the Samsung NX1000 besides a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.

Samsung NX1000 dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the NX1000.

Samsung NX1000 topview buttons dials

Samsung NX1000 Lens info

The NX1000 works with the Samsung NX mount and has 32 lenses available to buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the NX1000.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
Rokinon-14mm-f2.8-IF-ED-MC-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC14mmf/2.8 552g
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Rokinon-8mm-f3.5-Aspherical-Fisheye-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 8mm f3.5 Aspherical Fisheye8mmf/3.5 443g
Samsung-NX-85mm-F1.4-ED-SSA lensSamsung NX 85mm F1.4 ED SSA85mmf/1.4 714g
Samyang-14mm-F2.8-IF-ED-MC-Aspherical-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical14mmf/2.8 552g
Rokinon-85mm-F1.4-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 85mm F1.485mmf/1.4 539g
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Samsung-NX-16-50mm-F3.5-5.6-Power-Zoom-ED-OIS lensSamsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS16-50mmf/3.5-5.6 111g
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Samsung NX1000 Connectivity

The NX1000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Samsung NX1000 Video info

The maximum video resolution on the Samsung NX1000 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone port which means that you get no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to purchase a different model should you want good audio in your videos.

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Samsung NX1000 Weather Sealing

Samsung NX1000 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions may damage the camera.

Samsung NX1000 Screen and Viewfinder

The Samsung NX1000 houses a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Samsung NX1000 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be very valuable.

Samsung NX1000 Shutter info

Samsung NX1000 is able to shoot continuously at 8.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Samsung NX1000 Flash and Hot shoe info

Samsung NX1000 includes external flash ability but is without built-in flash. The max flash sync is 1/180 sec.

Samsung NX1000 Autofocusing info

Samsung NX1000 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & exact when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which can be useful for portrait photography.

The Sensor boasts 15 focus points to pick from. Samsung NX1000 features manual focus in case it is needed for low light occasions or you need to have more exact control on focus.

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Samsung NX1000 Battery life

The battery (BC1030) in the Samsung NX1000 is fashioned to last for 320 shutters based on the CIPA specifications making it comparable with its competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest possible (650) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the highest battery life:

Samsung NX1000 for various types of photography

The following illustration displays a overview of the Samsung NX1000 for various types of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Samsung NX1000 Portrait photography details

The Samsung NX1000 gets a points total of 78 which is great, and means the camera is a brilliant option to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
MP count good (20MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
supports RAW files

Samsung NX1000 Street photography advice

Getting a very good score of 73, the Samsung NX1000 is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lighter than competition (222g)
fixed screen
no image stabilization

Samsung NX1000 Sports photography details

A reasonable sports photography points total of 57 indicates the Samsung NX1000 is reasonably appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF

Samsung NX1000 Travel photography information

Portability is super crucial when getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung NX1000 gets a above average 68 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to purchase for your trips.

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lighter than competition in class (222g)
decent megapixels (20MP)
no Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly

Samsung NX1000 Landscape photography features

For anyone looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Samsung NX1000 with it's nice rating of 72 as a landscape camera is a good option in the current market.

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manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization
missing Time Lapse recording

Samsung NX1000 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera should really have a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Samsung NX1000 is not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a awful score of 34.

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supports face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (222g)
does not have selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have microphone port

Samsung NX1000 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the NX1000, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The chart here offers you a summary of the NX1000 compared to it's top ranked competitors listed previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may regard as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Samsung
Model
Samsung NX1000
Category
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released
2012-04-19
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
369.0mm²
Sensor resolution
20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
5472 x 3648
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
12800
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points
15
Lens
Lens mount
Samsung NX
Amount of lenses
32
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inches
Resolution of screen
921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
72
DXO Color Depth score
22.8
DXO Dynamic range score
12.4
DXO Low light score
840
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30s
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate
8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
222 gr (0.49 pounds)
Dimensions
114 x 63 x 37mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5")
Other
Battery life
320 shots
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
BC1030
Self timer
Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
One
Launch price
$388