- 20MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 222g - 114 x 63 x 37mm
- Released April 2013
- Succeeded the Samsung NX1000
- Later Model is Samsung NX2000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX1100 overview
Samsung NX1100 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally revealed on April of 2013. The camera houses a 20MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Samsung launched this camera to upgrade the older Samsung NX1000 (Read Full Comparison) & then released the updated Samsung NX2000 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to upgrade this model.
The NX1100 comes in at #56 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all round #301 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.
Here is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung NX1100 family
The Samsung NX1100 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
NX1100 vs NX50028MPAPS-C9.0 fps2015
NX1100 vs NX300020MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
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NX1100 vs NX300M20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
NX1100 vs NX21020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX1100 vs NX100020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX1100 vs NX20020MPAPS-C7.0 fps2012
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Samsung NX1100 Gallery
You can see the NX1100 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung NX1100 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung NX1100 based on features which are typically seen as useful in a camera.
Samsung NX1100 Sensor info
The sensor dimension on the Samsung NX1100 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 20MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW files are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the NX1100's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The NX1100 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Samsung NX1100 dimensions
Samsung NX1100 weighs about 0.49 lb (222 gr or 7.83 oz) & has external dimensions of 114mm x 63mm x 37mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Samsung NX1100 is lighter compared with its competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Here is a picture of the Samsung NX1100 with a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show you the button design on the NX1100.
Samsung NX1100 Lens info
The NX1100 fits the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the NX1100.
Samsung NX1100 Connectivity
The NX1100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and in some cases adjust settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Samsung NX1100 Video info
The highest video quality on the Samsung NX1100 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance between quality and file sizes but FULL HD won't give you any room to crop. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means that you have got no control over the audio. It is probably best to buy an alternative model in case you want good audio for your video clips.
Samsung NX1100 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Samsung NX1100 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Samsung NX1100 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX1100 is equipped with a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 921k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications for Samsung NX1100 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Samsung NX1100 Shutter info
Samsung NX1100 has the capability to shoot continuously at 8.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Samsung NX1100 Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung NX1100 has external flash ability but is lacking built in flash. The max flash sync is 1/180 sec.
Samsung NX1100 Autofocus info
Samsung NX1100 has just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be helpful for people photography.
The Sensor supports 15 focus points to select from. Samsung NX1100 has manual focus when required during low light or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Samsung NX1100 Battery life
The battery power (BC1030) for the Samsung NX1100 is fashioned to last for 320 shots based on the CIPA benchmarks which is about average when compared to it's competition. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has got the highest (650) battery life within this class of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the highest battery life:
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Samsung NX1100 for specific kinds of photography
The following chart displays a analysis of the Samsung NX1100 for specific kinds of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Samsung NX1100
The Samsung NX1100 gets a points total of 77 which is very high, meaning that it is a tremendous choice for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files and potential to utilize off-camera lighting.
Samsung NX1100 as a Street photography camera
Having a above average score of 73, the Samsung NX1100 is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung NX1100
A moderate sports photography points total of 56 indicates the Samsung NX1100 is fairly acceptable for photographing sports. A camera should have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Samsung NX1100
Size is really critical in choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Samsung NX1100 gets a above average 68 for a travel camera which makes it a fine fit to buy for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Samsung NX1100
When you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung NX1100 and it's very good grade of 71 as a landscape camera is a fine fit among it's competition.
Samsung NX1100 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung NX1100 is simply not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 34.
Samsung NX1100 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the NX1100, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph below offers you an overview of the NX1100 versus it's top scoring rivals mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might see as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.