This review is devoted to Galaxy NX that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Jun 20, 2013. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 20.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #77 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 48/100 and it takes a rank of #137 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung Galaxy NX review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung Galaxy NX. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.
Samsung Galaxy NX has the following external dimensions 137 x 137 x 26 mm (53.94 x 39.76 x 10.24″) with the weight of 495 g.
The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Samsung Galaxy NX, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung Galaxy NX is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 26mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung Galaxy NX with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung Galaxy NX is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung Galaxy NX compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy NX comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy NX comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Samsung Galaxy NX comes with DRIMe IV processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 20.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Samsung Galaxy NX has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Samsung Galaxy NX features a 20.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Samsung Galaxy NX is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Samsung Galaxy NX with other standard sensor sizes.
Samsung Galaxy NX is equipped with a Fixed Type 4.8" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 922k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.
% coverage ensures that that the resulting photo will capture the scene a bit differently from what you could see in the viewfinder while shooting.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Samsung Galaxy NX are its 9.0 fps max speed and 1/6000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Besides, Galaxy NX comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/6000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.
Galaxy NX features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
One more highlight that makes Samsung Galaxy NX stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations.
In addition, Galaxy NX has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung Galaxy NX, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung Galaxy NX allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Samsung Galaxy NX provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Samsung Galaxy NX is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Samsung Galaxy NX is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, Galaxy NX is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Galaxy NX with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Samsung Galaxy NX provides a shooting life of 440, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.
Compared to all models in the Entry-Level Mirrorless category, Samsung Galaxy NX offers the highest battery life that reaches 440 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung Galaxy NX’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung Galaxy NX’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Galaxy NX to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy NX performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy NX can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy NX performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 88. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy NX can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy NX performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 82. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy NX can be called a 82 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy NX performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 9. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy NX can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung Galaxy NX performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung Galaxy NX can be called a 84 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jun 20, 2013|
|Body Type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Samsung NX|
|Number of Lenses||32|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/6000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||9.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||368.95 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Max Native ISO||25,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||137 x 101 x 26 mm|
|Battery Life||440 shots|
|Battery Type||440 shots|