Samsung NX1 takes photography to a whole new level

NX1 with 50-150MM_image 1

The Samsung NX1

Around last week, Samsung in Germany introduces the all new Samsung NX1, which is a DSLR camera with a edge of almost everything compared to any other cameras available out there. Why do I say so? Well simply because of the following reasons. First, it could shoot at 15fps continuously in Auto Focus ( AF ) mode, which in this case the AF mode is unique and known as System III with 205 Phase Detection AF. When it comes to image quality, you are never left out and always given superior quality especially when you get a 28 Megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor which will definitely provide you the performance and precision that you need.

Samsung’s new NX AF (Auto Focus) System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points, the NX1 redefines the boundaries of semi-professional level photography with its speed, agility and focusing ability. While the most extraordinary moments can pass by in an instance, the NX1’s world class AF speed (0.055sec) allows them to be captured and remembered in rich detail for years to come.

Wide Phase Detection also means the NX1 can instinctively track subjects almost anywhere in the frame, regardless of their location. Photographers can capture even the briefest of moments as there is no need to re-compose a shot – they can simply focus and shoot immediately. Additionally the NX1 supports the use of Phase AF during movie recording, so that results are stable and steady.

Samsung Auto Shot (SAS) feature which actually automatically takes the picture at precisely the right moment. Thanks to the NX1’s brand- new DRIMe V processor, the advanced hardware algorithms can recognize high-speed motion, and equate shutter-lag in real-time.

The NX1 supports native ISO 100-25600 and extended ISO to 51200, letting you capture well-exposed images with less noise, even when the lighting conditions are quite dark.

​The NX1 supports both 4K and Ultra HD (UHD) video recording, providing flexibility and choice for movie capture. UHD has four times higher resolution than Full HD, readily apparent in the smooth and impressive quality of footage shot on the NX1. The inbuilt HEVC Codec (H.265), the most advanced compression technology available, brings efficiency to the storage of video clips by compressing high quality video to half the size and bit rate of H.264 footage without compromising on quality and all this cane be directly stored on a SD card.

Some other interesting facts to be known are such as the magnesium alloy body that the Samsung NX1 is made of,you get WiFi and Bluetooth built-in the NX1 itself. Last but not least, the lens that comes with the Samsung NX1 is the new 50-150mm 2.8 S ED OIS lens, a high end, premium telephoto lens perfectly matched with the NX1. With its ultra-fast F2.8 maximum aperture and 35mm equivalent 77-231mm focal range.

Samsung NX1 Specifications

Image Sensor 28.2 effective megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor
Display 76.8mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Tilt Display with Touch panel (tilting Up 90°, Down 45°)
FVGA (720×480) 1,036K dots
View finder EVF (OLED) with Eye Contact Sensor
XGA
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1EV or 1/3EV step) (EXT. 51200)
Image JPEG (3:2) : 28M (6480×4320), 13.9M (4560×3040), 7.1M (3264×2176), 3.0M (2112×1408)
JPEG(16:9) : 23M (6480×3648), 11.9M (4608×2592), 6.2M (3328×1872), 2.4M (2048×1152)
JPEG (1:1) : 18.7M (4320×4320), 9.5M (3088×3088), 4.7M (2160×2160), 2.0M (1408×1408)
RAW : 28.0M (6480×4320)
* 3D Lens Image Size: JPEG(16:9) 5.9M (3232×1824), 2.1M (1920×1080)
File format: RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (for 3D Lens), DCF
Video MP4 (Video: HEVC /H.265, Audio: AAC)
UHD 3840×2160 (30fps Only), 4K 4096×2160 (24fps Only), Full HD 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480
* 3D Lens Movie Recording Compatible only for Full HD
Frame rate: 60fps, 30fps, 24fps NTSC / 50fps, 25fps, 24fps PAL
Video Output NTSC, PAL, DMI
Value- Added
Features
SMART Mode: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, Waterfall
3D still image & video capturing
Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at ISO100)
Magnesium cover body
External Microphone
Dust and splash resistance
* Note – This product is not water or dust proof. It is designed to resist dust and minor splashes only. Exposure to severe conditions is not recommended.
WiFi Connectivity IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • • Email
  • • Quick Transfer
  • • Auto Backup
  • • FOTA
  • • TV Link
  • • Full Browser(SNS & Cloud)
  • • Auto Time Setting
  • • BT GPS Tagging
  • • Mobile Link
  • • Photo Beam(Play Back)
  • • Remote Viewfinder Pro

* Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.NFCNFCBluetoothBluetooth 3.0StorageSD, SDHC,SDXC,UHS-I,UHS-IIBatteryBP1900 (1860mAh)Dimension
(WxHxD)138.5 x 102.3 x 65.8Weight550 g (without battery)

Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S ED OIS Lens Specifications

Focal Length 50 – 150mm (equivalent to 77-231mm in 35mm format)
Elements in Groups 20 elements in 13 groups (4 ED, 1 XHR)
Angle of View 31.4° – 10.7°
Aperture F2.8 (Min. F22)
Optical Image Stabiliser Yes
Minimum Focus Distance Wide 0.7m, Tele 0.98m
Value-added Feature SHS (Samsung Hyper Shield Coating), dust and splash resistance, UPSM, Custom Focus Range Limiter, Tripod Mount Collar
Lens Hood Yes
Filter Size Φ 72mm
Mount Type NX Mount
Dimension (DxL) Φ 81mm x 154mm
Weight 915g