Samsung NX1000 review: performs as good as it looks
8 March 2014
Conclusion: Yet there are similar rivals out there in roughly the same price range that deliver just as much, if not more. Cameras are expensive items, and the one you purchase should be usable for at least a couple of years. The NX1000 is in a very tough race against the likes of what Canon, Nikon and Panasonic have to offer, but it has all the capabilities to satisfy.
Excerpt: A camera with the features and functionality of a DSLR in a smaller body and with Wi-Fi connectivity? Sign us up. The NX1000 has a 20.3MP sensor and comes bundled with a sharp zoom lens that produces great pictures in all lighting situations. Including night shots. It's not the fastest camera available, but the ability to send pictures and videos directly to social networks and smartphones makes up for it a little.
Conclusion: Given the street price the Samsung NX1000 now fetches and the camera's image quality and flexibility, this is both a great 'first serious camera' and one that even more experienced photographers might want to keep in their hand bag or briefcase for those decisive moments on your daily commute.
Excerpt: Samsung has just announced three brand new NX System, interchangeable lens cameras for 2012, the NX20 , NX210 , and NX1000. Despite the NX1000's compact size, it has many of the same performance features as the NX20 and NX210. A huge 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor, which will most likely be capable of full HD 1080p movie recording and a host of smart features to make the camera easy to use for photographers of all skill levels.
Excerpt: I called Samsung's latest ILC, or interchangeable lens camera, effort a 'Swiss Army knife' on the front page. And it is - it packs a number of features into a pretty petite frame - and with the dazzlingly white finish, it looks good at the same time. It's also available in black, and I think that in terms of future resale value, the black might be a better option; over time, the white will likely show scuffs and wear more readily than the black version will.
Excerpt: If you want the skills and settings of a DSLR, the same sized sensor but none of the excess baggage, look no further than the Samsung NX1000, the South Korean gadget giant's latest mirrorless camera system with lenses you can switch out as you please - oh, and a whopping 20 megapixel sensor to boot. Is the image quality what we hoped for? Check out the clip above and see for yourself in our group review.
Summary: I find it a little strange that Samsung has three cameras in its NX range that all feature the same 20.3-million-pixel sensor, metering and AF system. In many respects there is little to choose between them, especially the NX210 and NX1000, apart from differences in build quality. With so little to distinguish them, the NX1000 is perhaps the most appealing of all, given that it is priced well below the other two cameras.
Conclusion: Samsung’s entry-level NX1000 offers a versatile feature set, including Wi-Fi, that will please budget-conscious enthusiasts and consumers seeking a compact, interchangeable lens camera with good image quality at a relatively affordable price. Photos by Theano Nikitas. All rights reserved.
Pros: Good image quality; broad feature set; Wi-Fi; on-board help
Cons: Mediocre performance; only fair video quality; no viewfinder option