Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera (Body Only) by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera (Body Only)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 53 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.7%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Image4.8   above average
Quality4.5   above average
Speed4.4   above average
Video4.4   average
Lens3.8   above average
Light3.5   below average
Focus3.3   above average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Focus

Focus:
"Sure, there was some hunting and not able to focus moments, but nothing crazy."
_
"Focus problems where the camera insisted on focusing on backgoround objects yet indicator clearly showed correct subject2."
_
"First I'll mention the autofocus during video isn't perfect like the 70D but is better than anything else i've used."
_
"The Canon EOS M (also Mirrorless) had horrible autofocus at launch but got much better after a firmware update."
_
"This instantly reminded me of the 5d mark 2 that was not known for good autofocus."
_
"Autofocus works well too."
_
"It is very fast and as accurate as any autofocus could be."
_
"Perhaps the most important reason for having the high-quality EVF, besides simply being able to see it well in bright sun, is manual focusing."
_
"The video autofocus is faster than the GH4 in decent light and also tracks subjects better."
_
"The focusing system is great once adjusted."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Image

Image:
"Capture One seems to inflict a orange red tint to some images--don't know why, I love C1 and used it exclusively with the Fuji RAW."
_
"Additionally, this camera is great at transferring pics through WiFi and NFC."
_
"High speed images of grandkids at soccer work great--see some of the internet suggestions on how to set it up best for sports and used custom setting to lock that in."
_
"Mostly candid images on the fly of folks enjoying themselves--with ages from 80's down to the class of 2010."
_
"Point of all this: images that I didn't screw up were really good , accurate color rendition with AWB and then some tweaks in LR for the weird lights under the spotlights at night."
_
"Works and the images do not disappoint."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Lens

Lens:
"The Lexar 150mb sec 64gb SDXC UHS-II card which (much to my surprise) shipped with the 50-150mm S lens produces card error in the NX1 although it works fine in my NX500."
_
"Yes, the IS was broken on the first lensNow, on the second camera lens, I was taking pictures and happened to point it at my computer screen."
_
"It's not clear if the loose lens fit is the issue but is highly likely related."
_
"Others have commented on this problem of lens showing disconnected as well."
_
"The loose lens mount problem appears to now be quite widespread with reports being posted on many forum sites and other vendor comments."
_
"This person said that the NX1 is not compatible with NX family of lenses and then proceeded to give the camera a 1-star review - nice!"
_
"Lens is outstanding - firmware updates keep getting better."
_
"The 16-50 kit lens is the sharpest lens I have seen for 4K video and the OIS works great."
_
"The NX1 works great with with the Samsung 16-50 kit lens and all of my legacy DSLR lenses."
_
"I got the 16-50mm 2.0-2.8 lens and this combination is fantastic."
_
"Crisp sharp images in decent lighting with nice bokeh using a S series lens."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Light

Light:
"Point of all this: images that I didn't screw up were really good , accurate color rendition with AWB and then some tweaks in LR for the weird lights under the spotlights at night."
_
"The second problem is a 50% chance to get automatic focus on a subject in low light condition, or 0% chance to focus if there are some weird lights around in low light conditions."
_
"The video autofocus is faster than the GH4 in decent light and also tracks subjects better."
_
"Low light performance is amazing, especially for the huge megapixels count."
_
"Autofocus (with the S 16-50) seems quite fast, accurate and able, even in less-then-ideal light and the ability to easily set the focus area manually is very intuitive."
_
"Autofocus for photo is really nice in good light."
_
"Low light looks good for a APS-C sensor, better than others but worse than modern full frames like 5D3."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"Samsung really needs to fix their quality problems as I've unfortunately had a very bad experience with a couple of these NX combo kits:1."
_
"In my testing, videos looked fine, but if you're a stickler about perfect quality and getting the raw signal, you're looking at the wrong device."
_
"The 1080p offers good quality slow motion up to 120 fps which can come in handy for a lot of videographers."
_
"Also, the 4K and UHD video quality is fantastic even with the sub-par h.265 codec."
_
"The best software I have found to transcode is DVDFab 9 (with the little monkey icon wearing a crown); you get the best image quality from that software."
_
"This camera has fair good image quality in low-light, but stinks at auto-focusing; even with the back-side illuminated sensor."
_
"We use this camera in conjunction with our Panasonic GH4.PROS:Great still image quality with 28 Megapixel."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"One downside is the size - the whole point of mirrorless is to make a smaller body, and it is smaller than most DSLRs but not significantly."
_
"However, I realized that it did not make me take it with me any more than I already did and that I missed the feel and options of the larger size."
_
"Only downside is the size as the built in flash will get partially blocked by the lens at all focal lengths."
_
"If you're looking to save size by shrinking from that 5D3 or a Nikon D810, you're looking at the wrong mirrorless camera."
_
"There is currently only one small problem preventing me from moving forward."
_
"THE NX1 SEEMS TO BE CONSCIOUS TO A CERTAIN DEGREE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE SCENE AND QUICKLY SIZES UP THE MOMENT, BRINGING TO RESOLUTION AN EXCELLENT IMAGE."
_
"h.265Basically, it's supposed to be twice as good as h.264, so file sizes can be smaller while maintaining the quality."
_
"I'm a photographer and not a videographer but the times I've messed with 4k video and 1080p, the colors are good, footage is smooth and clear and the file size is surprisingly small thanks to h. 265 encoding."
_
"-The low light ability of this camera is the best I've seen with an APS-C size sensor."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Speed

Speed:
"Again this matters to you depending on your application, if you like to wave the camera around or shoot very fast moving subjects, then it may not be a good choice."
_
"After constant failures I tried the camera with an old and slow 16GB SanDisk memory, and this one worked without freezing the camera any more."
_
"The 1080p offers good quality slow motion up to 120 fps which can come in handy for a lot of videographers."
_
"Fastest is probably best for still photography, while slowing it down is better for video, not as noticeable to the viewer."
_
"It is very fast and as accurate as any autofocus could be."
_
"High speed images of grandkids at soccer work great--see some of the internet suggestions on how to set it up best for sports and used custom setting to lock that in."
_
"It's my first upgrade since my first serious camera, the NX10.It's great - the AF performance is very fast, but keep in mind it will very based on what lens you're using."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Video

Video:
"The video was good but it was hard to see what you were getting because of the junky lcd."
_
")When you record 4K video the field of view shrunk, which means you are unable to capture subjects on the frame in HD mode."
_
"First I'll mention the autofocus during video isn't perfect like the 70D but is better than anything else i've used."
_
"I was very Impressed with the NX1 when it was announced, so impressed that I immediately pre-ordered the camera and made a long youtube video talking about the features and named it The 7D mark 2 Killer as that camera was announced at a similar time and it really disappointed myself and a lot of other video guys."
_
"Unfortunately I can't use it for delivering pro video with the way I want to do focus."
_
"-THE GOOD-6.5K RAW PhotosGood Dynamic Range15 FPS BurstExceptional 4k UHD Video Quality1080p 120 fpsFocus Peaking Zebras LevelsAmazing Touch ScreenWeather SealedExtremely Well BuiltH.265 Video FormatConstant Firmware Updates That Improve The CameraWifi Bluetooth NFC-THE BAD-H.265 Video Format15 FPS Burst Buffer Ends Quick For RAW SuperfineLens Options Are Few Compared To Nikon and Canon-Overview-I bought the Samsung NX1 back in November 2014 and I have not looked back."
_
"Taking that in to consideration, if you need something that you can edit 4k video easily the same day, the NX1 might not be for you....yet (support is coming).-Conclusion-What truly sets this camera apart from the others is the overall performance in both video photo at the $1,500 price range."
_
"Fastest is probably best for still photography, while slowing it down is better for video, not as noticeable to the viewer."
_
"Overall, the NX1 is a great camera for both stills and videos."
_
"The 4K video itself was great."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: