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Samsung NX1000 review

Samsung's lightweight baby of the NX lineup

Our Verdict

For

  • Great editing options
  • Range of creative filters
  • Low noise at high ISOs
  • Good video options

Against

  • Lag between shots
  • Colour in scene modes can be too intense

As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung NX1000, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Samsung NX1000 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Samsung NX1000 review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

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ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 6400, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 12800, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 3200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung NX1000 review

ISO 12800, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyNX
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameSamsung
Features3D Panorama, Noise Reduction, External Flash Shoe, Live View, Manual White Balance, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC, MP4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)222 g
Minimum Focus Distance280 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution21.6 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedBP1030
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height62.5 mm
Width114 mm
Depth37.5 mm
Autofocus Points15
Product SeriesNX
Focal Length20 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Smart Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Fill Flash, Front Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNX1000
Product NameNX1000 20.3MP NX SMART Digital Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX1000BABGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Take photographs that you'll want to show everyone with a camera that makes sharing fast and easy. The Samsung NX1000 Smart Camera features an ultra-sensitive 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor which delivers amazing detail - even in surroundings with low light. You'll also be able to record Full HD video, thanks to an 18-200mm lens, and shoot with auto-focus. The NX1000's compact and lightweight design, meanwhile, means you can take it with you anywhere, and with built-in Wi-Fi, you can store, email and share your memories - wherever you are.

Battery Life320 Shot/2.67 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • NX1000 20.3MP NX SMART Digital Camera
  • External Flash
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Cradle/AC Power Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Manual Basic Operation
  • Strap
  • 18-55mm NX Camera Standard Zoom Lens
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker