Samsung NX1 Review – The best camera from Samsung so far





Samsung has put a big step with the NX1. The camera itself, the high-flying autofocus system, the rate of fifteen frames per second, the good EVF and the new sensor is impressive and can well compete with competing SLRs. The picture quality is good, late noise reduction at high ISO’s what stabbing attack. However, the multitude lens offer is, especially for the target group of this camera a problem. And glass Samsung is also quite pricey. How well the NX1 is, the threshold for switching is therefore high.

Good image quality
Very fast autofocus
15fps with continuous off
4k video
h.265 video codec


Limited lenses offer
Strong light lenses quite pricey
Workflow Problems with h.265 codec
Aggressive noise reduction at high ISO’s
No charger included

Tweakers zegt: goed!
Price at time of publication: € 1499, –

Samsung has become an active player in the camera market, but the Korean company has compared to powerhouses like Nikon and Canon only a short history in this area. In January 2010, the Samsung NX10 camera system introduced at CES, followed by the NX100 during Photokina in the same year. Thus was born a new camera.


Although this was one of the first APS-C system cameras, the number of models and lenses remained limited. Most models were focused on home-garden and kitchen use. The NX10 series and his successors were somewhat higher positioned: these are cameras with DSLR-like body with large grip, a built-in EVF and tilting screen. But that category, for sale for less than 800 euros with kit lens, can not really compete against the top models of Fujifilm, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus. Accordingly, there lacked a segment: a (semi-) professional camera.

That is about to change with the Samsung NX1. The Korean company will both meet a need for existing users, which is currently fairly limited upgrade options have if they find a better body, and the other one just wants to tap into new target groups. Than to filmmakers, who until now is far could hardly go to Samsung and are mainly found in the Canon and Panasonic camp, and users who do a lot of action photography. The extensive autofocus system and the high number of pictures per second with continuous autofocus will surely appeal to them.


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