Excerpt: The Samsung NX1000 is a new system camera with interchangeable lens to Samsung NX Mount features an APS-C 20.3 MP (custom made for this system) and integrated WiFi connectivity for sharing images directly.
Pros: 3D Panorama, 20.3 MP APS-C sensor; Features Smart Auto 2.0; Filamto Stereo Full HD 1080p; Wide range ISO (12800, 7 steps); Samsung NX Mount System, I-Function 2.0, integrated WiFi (Smart Link).
Excerpt: This camera has a removable lens, mine came with a 20-50mm offering that is fine for a lot of normal images. However its small size could possibly have it confused with a basic digital camera, this it certainly is not.
Summary: Samsung's lightweight baby of the NX lineup
Pros: Great editing options, Range of creative filters, Low noise at high ISOs, Good video options, The in-camera editing options can really help rescue some otherwise wasted shots, and the range of creative art filters and Picture Wizard colour effects give photographers even more options. Noise is we...
Cons: Lag between shots, Colour in scene modes can be too intense, Speed. Even switching to faster memory cards and shooting just JPEGs, the Samsung NX1000 is still slow between shots. And while colour rendition was great in the standard shooting modes, in the NX1000's scene modes the effects were ofte...
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: 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.
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.
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