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
Summary: When it comes to stuffing products full of features, you can always rely on Samsung. And the Korean firm has done it again with its latest NX system interchangeable lens camera, cramming Wi-Fi into its metallic guts. Before any camera enthusiasts out there shout it, we know that the older NX20 features Wi-Fi too – but the NX1000 is a much smaller and sleeker camera than the chunky, mini-DSLR-looking NX20, and it’s aimed at a different kind of buyer.
Summary: The Samsung NX1000 is the most affordable of the brand's three ‘NX’ compact system cameras sharing the same DSLR-sized 20.3MP sensor but have corners been cut? The Samsung NX1000 is the lightest Compact System Camera to hit the market so far and also sports Wi-Fi capability for direct photo uploading
Pros: Ease of use, Relatively inexpensive, Wireless connectivity, Ease of use, Relatively inexpensive, Wireless connectivity
Cons: Build feels a little toy-like, Occasional soft shots, Build feels a little toy-like, Occasional soft shots
Conclusion: Samsung’s been a bit of a slow burner in the compact system camera market, but that’s not on account of its quality. The NX1000 might not be much more than £500, but it sure doesn't scrimp on the features front. The inclusion of the decent 20.3-megapixel sensor - the very same as found in the NX20 - is the star of the show, so if image quality is your main concern then the Samsung might have already caught your attention.
Pros: Great image quality for such high resolution, enough lenses to compete against the competition, good value without scrimping on the features
Cons: No viewfinder possible, inconsistent white balance, colours can lack punch, burst mode processing "lock out", poor battery life