Samsung Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
  • 4K Video Recording at 24 fps
  • UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 3.0" 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor
  • 2360k-Dot XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System
  • 205 Phase-Detection AF Points
  • 15 fps Burst with AF
  • 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens
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Samsung NX1 overview

  • 1Description

The native 4K Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens combines a camera capable of professional-grade video and photo output along with a versatile lens suitable for wide-angle photos as well as portraiture. The NX1 is built around a 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor that not only produces high-resolution images, but also 4K video at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps, and full 1080p HD video at up to 60 fps. High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) is applied so that even 4K and UHD video files remain easy to edit and share. A sharp, 3.0" HD 1036k-dot touchscreen monitor and 205 phase-detection AF points benefit both cinematographers and still photographers, and for instances where it is preferable to use the camera's viewfinder instead, a sharp, 2360k-dot XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is also built-in.

Built for fast shooting conditions, the NX1 provides a 15 fps burst with autofocus plus a 1/8000th second maximum shutter speed. For use in low-light, the ISO range can be expanded from 100 to 51,200. A full complement of shooting modes are available, including Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, and Shutter Priority, plus "smart" modes such as Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama, Rich Tone (HDR), Sunset, and Waterfall. Images can be saved as RAW files or JPEGs of various file sizes that correspond to user-selectable image ratios of 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1 and according to the user's desired color editing space of Adobe RGB or sRGB.

Saving and outputting large video and image files are accommodated by the camera's ability to utilize UHS-I or UHS-II SD-type memory cards, and a USB 3.0 port. Additionally, a micro HDMI connector allows video to be recoded directly to an external recording device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal. The NX1 also takes advantage of wireless technology as well. Built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability allows individual images to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to a smartphone or tablet. Additionally, 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi capability coupled with Bluetooth 3.0 technology allows for fast and cordless transfer of files while providing constant and accurate GPS data when the NX1 is paired with smartphone.

Designed to fit securely in hand, the NX1 is also water and dust resistant with a magnesium-alloy internal frame for added durability.

The camera is compatible with Samsung NX-mount lenses and included in this kit is the Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens. Offering a 24.6-77mm-equivalent focal length range, this versatile wide-to-short telephoto utilizes low dispersion and aspherical elements to reduce aberrations throughout the zoom range. Optical image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake and Electro zoom control realizes smooth zooming performance that is especially beneficial to video recording.

28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
A large 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor works to produce high-resolution digital imagery while maintaining good shadow details and enhancing low-light performance throughout the camera's 100 to 51200 ISO range.
4K, UHD, and Full HD Video Recording
As a 4K-capable camera, the NX1 is among the most compact cameras in its class. Aside from 4K/24p, video can be recorded in Ultra-HD, at 30p, as well as in full HD up to 60p. To help ensure that even the highest resolution video files are easy work with, the NX1 accommodates UHS-I or UHS-II memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression. Additionally, video may be recorded directly to an external device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal.
Hybrid Autofocus System
The Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system utilizes 205 phase and 209 contrast-detection autofocus points to acquire focus quickly and precisely. The phase-detection method is ideal for gaining focus in an expedited manner while contrast-detection is employed to fine-tune the focus for critical applications. When combined, focusing is sharp and leads to making photos in a natural and intuitive manner.
High-Speed Performance
A 15 fps burst rate with continuous autofocus and a 1/8000 sec top shutter speed keeps even the fastest action sharp. If needed, high shutter speeds are also possible in low light with an ISO range of 100 to 51200.
Smart Shooting Modes
A full menu of "smart" modes is available to accommodate most imaging scenarios. They include: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, and Waterfall. For more direct control over the output, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, and Shutter Priority modes can also be selected.
Clear Viewing Options
Whether filming video or taking still photos, a tilting 3.0" HD 1,036k-dot touchscreen monitor is provided for subject framing, menu selection, and image review. When use of a viewfinder is preferred, a 2,360k-dot XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is available that turns on when brought up to one's eye.
Easy Connectivity
Files saved on a memory card within the NX1 can be downloaded off the camera via its speedy USB 3.0 connection. When wirelessly accessing images stored to the camera is preferred, NFC capability allows individual files to be transferred to a smartphone or tablet with one tap. Large groups of images may be transferred using 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0 technology can be used to easily activate the Wi-Fi while allowing a connected phone to constantly feed accurate GPS data to the camera for tagging to photos and videos in real-time.
Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens
The included 16-50mm zoom offers a versatile 24.6-77mm-equivalent focal length, providing wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide array of situations. Its design incorporates four aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to minimize aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range. Complementing the optical layout is an optical image stabilization system, which compensates for the appearance of camera shake, as well as an Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor (UPSM) for fast, near-silent focusing performance. Additionally, this lens' Electro zoom function utilizes a rocker-type button for smooth zooming control that is well-suited to video applications.
Supported Languages
Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norwegian, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Vietnamese, Romanian, and Japanese.
In the Box
Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
  • 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens (Black)
  • ED-BP1900 Rechargeable Battery Pack for NX1 Camera (1860 mAh)
  • USB Cable
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Samsung NX1 specs

    Lens Mount Samsung NX
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 30.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 28.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 28 MP: 6480 x 4320
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MP4
    Audio: AAC
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SDXC (up to 64 GB)
    Image Stabilization Optical
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9, 26:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minute 59 Seconds
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 205
    Contrast Detection: 209
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.04x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting AMOLED (1,036,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
    Shutter 30 - 1/8000 Seconds in Manual Mode
    Remote Control ED-SR2NX02 (Optional)
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, C1, C2, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority, Smart
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Tungsten
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 15 fps at 28 MP for up to Frames
    Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Fill-In/Red-Eye Reduction
    Rear Sync
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 36.1'; (11 m) ISO100 at 28 mm position
    Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter:1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/2 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 30 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Internal Memory None
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 3.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Software System Requirements Windows: 7, 8, 8.1
    Mac: OS X 10.7 or later
    Battery 1 x BP1900 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack1860 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 5 - 85%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.6" / 14.0 x 10.2 x 6.6 cm
    Weight 19.4 oz / 550 g
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 16 - 50mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24.6 - 77 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 82.6° - 31.4°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" / 24 cm
    Magnification 0.24x
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 43 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.55 x 1.22" / 64.8 x 31 mm
    Weight 3.92 oz / 111 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.8 x 4.6"

    Samsung NX1 reviews

    Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional Performance I have used the NX1 for almost 6 months now and have found it to be an incredibly capable tool for Stills, Motion Capture, as well as Audio. It is durable, reliable, and features a dynamic range that is equal to or better than systems on the market, having 2-4 times the price tag. This system can be used easily by people without a great deal of photographic equipment acumen, yet on the other side of the spectrum, features a complexity and attention to programming detail that allows for amazing control and diversity of tools for Photographers and Cinematographers alike.
    Date published: 2016-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera, Excellent Samsung Support I am a casual photographer stepping into avid/professional photography. This camera is great and the glass options, while limited, are also great. I went ahead and purchased the 50-150 ois lens to boot and it's my belief that this is the only lens i would ever need - but i also have the 12-24mm wide angle lens and the 45mm 2D/3D lens because i believe in having options. So far i have nabbed some really nice photos. this camera has provided options i had never thought of and slaps me in the face with new surprises frequently. great night shooting and it loves the light. I recommend this camera to anyone interested. oh, and about the glass options - i am quite certain that samsung wouldn't spend this much on an already top-rated camera line and then stop providing new products. i'm all in on samsung. hope this helps!
    Date published: 2015-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera for the price and 4K too I've only had this camera for a short while, but so far it takes great photos. I haven't had time to really put the 4K through its paces, but I have a feeling that all the current user reviews can't be all wrong. However, I did test the rolling shutter and the verdict is, it sucks. It has a horrible rolling shutter effect, but which is extremely prominent during any kind of pan. Only very slow pans are usable in my opinion. It is noticeably better with tracking or dolly shots, but it's still there and can probably be corrected in post. I also purchased a Fotodiox Vizelez ND Throttle for Nikon G lenses and it works great. The only drawback is that adapted, third-party lenses are not compatible with the NX smartphone app's Remote Viewfinder mode, which is sad, because it is a super cool feature. Furthermore, the app is also a bit finicky in general. Hopefully, Samsung will remedy this sooner than later.
    Date published: 2016-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great touch screen I really like the touch screen on the back of the camera. You can check out if the photo that you took was focused well by pinching in or zooming out. And you can also set up the camera to touch the screen to take a photo.
    Date published: 2015-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Camera The Best Product available.
    Date published: 2015-03-15
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