Samsung Galaxy NX review

Up close and personal with the world's first Android CSC

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As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung Galaxy NX, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Samsung Galaxy NX is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files with the 18-55mm kit lens mounted.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 100

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX ISO 25600

ISO 25,600, score:10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Samsung Galaxy NX Raw ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image).

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Product FamilyGalaxy NX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card, microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Live View, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size12.1 cm (4.8")
Video FormatsMP4, H.264, 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, WebM
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)410 g
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.70 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height101.2 mm
Width136.5 mm
Depth25.7 mm
Product SeriesNX
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelEK-GN120
Product NameGalaxy NX 20.3MP Digital Camera
Product LineGalaxy
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEK-GN120ZKZBTU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing InformationTurn any moment into an experience-and every picture into a story worth telling. The Galaxy NX is the versatile, easy-to-operate, always-connected camera that lets you share your stories with anyone, anywhere. Powered by Android OS, the NX is also a personal communications powerhouse. Ultra-fast Hybrid Autofocus, best-in-class optics, and an array of interchangeable lenses bring amazing colour and detail to images in any light, or nearly no light at all. Choose from the biggest library of mobile apps available and use the NX's 4.8" scLCD touchscreen to edit photos and video like a pro.
Package Contents
  • Galaxy NX 20.3MP Digital Camera
  • Body Cap
  • Hot-Shoe Cover
  • Battery
  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adaptor
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software DVD-ROM
  • Quick start guide / Handbook
Limited Warranty1 Year