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Samsung NX

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Samsung NX Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Samsung NX number 68 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 48?

It has good expert reviews but average user reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, good lens quality and picture quality. However they also report poor product quality.
This Samsung digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Very small maximum aperture number

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the NX with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being excellent for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Samsung NX?

The Samsung NX is 136.5mm wide and 25.7mm tall. It is 101.2mm deep and weighs 410g.

Samsung NX front dimensions

Samsung NX size in context

Samsung NX In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

14 Industry Awards

This camera has received 14 awards from experts in cameras.

This Samsung digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Ephotozine, Gagadget.com, M3.idg.se, Expert Reviews, Itc.ua, PhotographyBlog.com, Vido.com.ua and Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

The writers at two more expert review sites both thought that this camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au both gave this Samsung camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

In addition, the author at review website What Digital Camera thought that this camera was superb and gave it a "Gold" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Photozone.de.

This camera received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my and it received a "Mashable Choice" award from Mashable.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 62 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 76 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Average

Based on 10 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 67%. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Product Quality

Two owners said in their reviews that it was not good quality.

  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens, manual adjustment of the lens where other cameras are automatic, plug in additional flash…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact and two customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX was heavy and bulky.

Samsung Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 8,281 user and expert reviews (including 2,328 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 93% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good lens and two customers reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

  • The performance of this lens is good, providing excellent sharpness through most of the zoom range…
  • It also includes optical images stabilisation, silent focusing…
  • The optical stabiliser does an excellent job of providing a steady image on screen to aid composition.
  • This lens delivers decent performance at a reasonable price…
  • Still, for the price this lens offer decent performance in a compact size, which is what is required o…
  • It can be a little slow to lock focus when working close…
  • It's sharp, covers a useful focus range…
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) February 2015
  • The nifty compact dimensions and light-weight are the main appeal of this lens and those things are covered very well…
  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens, manual adjustment of the lens where other cameras are automatic, plug in additional flash…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • Image performance is particularly good from such a sensor…
  • Apparently, people are really into taking pictures of themselves…
  • The center portion of the image field is extremely sharp even at max…
    Photozone.de December 2011
  • It also includes optical images stabilisation, silent focusing…
  • The optical stabiliser does an excellent job of providing a steady image on screen to aid composition.
  • Just like its cousins it is very suitable for street photography…
    Photozone.de December 2011
  • Luggage allowance is always an issue when heading off on holiday - so we want a decent camera that will allow us to capture great pictures…
    T3.com August 2014
  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens, manual adjustment of the lens where other cameras are automatic, plug in additional flash…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Although the actual sensor may be small this camera still captures a lot of light and delivers some great images…
  • The camera has still captured crisp images that can be enlarged without washing out…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Six owners who bought it thought it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of 20.3 megapixels, the Samsung NX has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung NX has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Heavy

The average weight of cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. The Samsung NX is fairly heavy (410 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". The display diagonal of the Samsung NX of 4.8 inches is one of the largest amongst cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Samsung NX has an orientation sensor. Most of the other cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung NX features album organization. Most of the other cameras also feature album organization.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Samsung NX features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Samsung NX has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras also have an electronic compass.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung NX features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Samsung NX has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 3712 x 2088, 2640 x 2640, 2976 x 1984, 2736 x 1824, 2944 x 1656, 2000 x 2000, 1920 x 1080 and 1728 x 1152 and 1024 x 1024. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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3D

The Samsung NX is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked, the Samsung NX's internal memory of 16,000 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the digital cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Samsung NX has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 84.7 millimeters, the Samsung NX has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Samsung NX which has one aspherical lens.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX features bluetooth, unlike most of the other cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung NX supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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440 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Samsung NX which takes 440 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). This camera also support video resolutions of 1920 x 810 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Very Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX has one of the lower magnifications amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the magnifications range from 0.15x to 100x.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was December 2013 when Samsung released the NX.


Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00044701016144, 00044701016847, 00616348086349, 00616348086356, 00616348086363, 00616348086370, 00617689594920, 00887276965840, 08806085633551, 08806085636309, 08806085645233, 08806085648036, 08806085674998, 08806085780811, 08806085821460, 08806085849075, 08806085849082, 08806085866522

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