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Samsung NX1000 Compact System Camera Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Samsung NX1000 is one of the smaller compact system cameras, and will appeal to those interested in high-tech features. It has a Wi-Fi setting (on the mode dial) for instant image sharing. There are free apps available that beam photos directly to an iOS or Android device, or that turn those devices into a remote viewfinder for the camera.

There's also a Social Sharing menu to post photos and videos on Facebook, Picasa, YouTube or Photobucket. One feature that's unique to the NX series is the iFn button that allows the user to quickly adjust certain settings, such as shutter speed or aperture, by moving the focus ring on the lens.

Most NX1000 kits includes an external flash, but there is no built-in flash. There is also no viewfinder, and the LCD monitor does not fold out or angle, so the only option is to hold the camera directly in front of the user's face (rather than holding it up to the eye with a viewfinder).

Prices For NX1000

(Prices as of 12/5/2012)
One-lens kit Two-lens kit Two-lens bundle Two-lens bundle Source
(20-50mm (f/1.35-5.6, 2.5X zoom) lens)   (20-50mm & 16mm lenses, external flash)   (20-50mm & 50-200mm lenses, external flash, 8GB SD card, bag)   (20-50mm & 50-200mm lenses, 16GB Class 10 SDHC card, bag)  
$700MSRP
$450$630Best Buy
$600Costco
$449B&H Photo Video

Additional Costs:

$5-$25Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)
$15-$75Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10
$50-$200+Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10
$25-$50Replacement rechargeable battery pack
$60 Quick battery charger
$150 External flash attachment

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 2.46"
Width: 4.59"
Depth: 1.44"
Weight7.8 oz.
ColorsBlack, white, pink
Included in BoxBattery pack, battery cradle/AC power cable, USB cable, body cap, software (intelli-studio 3.0, Samsung RAW Converter 4)
Type of MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Megapixels20.3 MP
SensorAPS-C CMOS sensor (same size as some DSLR sensors)
ViewfinderNone
Monitor3" TFT LCD (about 921k dots)
Video1080p full-HD video recording, in stereo
FlashBuilt-in flash, plus mount (hot shoe) for optional external flash ($150)
Shutter Speed30 seconds to 1/4000 second
SensitivityAuto ISO 100-12800
Exposure ModesSmartAuto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, lens priority, magic, scene, movie, Wi-Fi
Continuous ShootingBurst mode speed of 8 frames per second, for up to nine shots
Compatible LensesSamsung NX-mount lenses (11 available in December 2012)
BatteriesRechargeable lithium-ion battery, about 320 shots per charge
Other FeaturesInstant sharing with Wi-Fi
Stores still images in RAW (SRW), jpeg (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 formats
10 picture effects (standard, vivid, portrait, landscape, forest, retro, cool, calm, classic, 1-3 custom)
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at Samsung.com.

Lenses

1. Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED II NX Lens$250
2. Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED II NX lens$250
3. Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Ultra Wide Pancake NX lens$350
4. Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS NX lens$600
5. Samsung 85mm f/1.4 ED NX lens$900-$1,000
(List as of 12/5/2012)

What People Are Saying:

Critics like the sensor size (and the resulting high-quality images) on the NX1000, as well as the Wi-Fi, tilting screen and continuous shooting speed of up to 8 frames per second. Consumer Reports calls it thin and relatively inexpensive for its class, but says video quality is only fair. There are only a few user reviews online, but the ones that CostHelper found are positive, although a few complain about having to buy separate lens to get close-up (macro) shots or to get better than a 2X zoom.
  • PC Mag: "The 20-megapixel camera is a little slow to start and suffers from some shutter lag, but is still worth a close look for its Wi-Fi features and overall image quality."
  • DigitalCameraInfo.com: "In testing we found the NX1000 produced very good sharpness, solid dynamic range, and offered image quality that was quite good right up to ISO 3200. The NX1000 also managed to capture shots at up to 8 frames per second, though the buffer is more limited than it was on the higher NX-series cameras."
  • SansMirror.com: "Other than the clunkiness of the Wi-Fi add-on and the fact that the iFn button seems more gimmicky than useful, this is a very strong contender for a basic mirrorless camera. Fortunately, you can pretty much ignore the Wi-Fi and iFn button if you'd like, which makes the NX1000 very much like a well designed compact camera, but with a hot rod large sensor inside to produce superb images and an interchangeable lens option up front."