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Samsung NX100 review

Is the new Samsung NX100 a breakthrough in compact camera design?

Samsung nx100 review

Colours are punchy and well-exposed, and it's a cinch to adjust white balance via iFunction (click here to see a full-sized version)

Samsung nx100 review

The metering system is generally reliable, and again can be adjusted via iFunction (click here to see a full-sized version)

Samsung nx100 review

There's a slight 'pinkish' tones to skin tones in portraits but we like the warmth and clarity (click here to see a full-sized version)

Samsung nx100 review

The 20-50mm lens is a solid performer, with great edge definition and sharpness (click here to see a full-sized version)

Samsung nx100 review

Although the 20-50mm lens isn't an obvious wide-angle performer, you soon learn to work around its limitations (click here to see a full-sized version)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.6 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
ColourBlack
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesExternal Flash Shoe, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Smart Capture, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)282 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Minimum Focus Distance170 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3056
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution15.1 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Height71 mm
Width120.5 mm
Depth34.5 mm
Autofocus Points35
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNX100
Product NameNX100 Mirrorless Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX100ZBCBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Achieve professional-quality images even if you're a beginner. The NX100's easy-to-use, intuitive i-Function Lens brings all the professional settings and parameter controls of a DSLR and intuitively integrates them onto the i-Function Lens, so everything is readily accessible. Values and parameter settings like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, are easy to control. So easy, that you can access them without putting the camera down and still keep your eye on the subject. The user interface makes it all easy to understand, whether you're a novice or a professional. And fast speed AF (Auto Focus) lets you photograph that perfect shot in breathtaking detail.

Battery Life420 Shot/2.17 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • NX100 Mirrorless Camera
  • 20mm F2.8 Fixed Focus Lens
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Cradle
  • AC Power Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • User Manual Basic Operation
  • Strap
Display Resolution641000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone