Samsung Galaxy NX Review

 
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Model Name: Samsung Galaxy NX 
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General
Model Number: Galaxy NX
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1399.99
Street Price: $1,028.66
Date Available: 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 25.3 oz (718 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.4 x 4.0 x 1.0 in.
(137 x 101 x 26 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, .SRW 12-bit RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (60p/30p)
320x240 (30p)
640x480 (240p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC audio
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF type with Eye Contact Sensor; SVGA (800 x 600) TFT-LCD; Coverage: Approx. 100%; Magnification: Approx. 1.04X (APS-C, 50mm, -1m-1), Approx. 0.68X (Equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera); Eyepoint: Approx. 18.0mm; Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 to +4.0m-
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 4.8
Rear Display Resolution: 2,764,800 dots (921,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/6000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: (1) Portrait : Smart Mode Suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Best Face, Color Bracket, Kids, Vignett+, Golf; (2) Scenery : Landscape, Dawn, Snow; (3) Close-up/Indoor : Macro, Food, Party/Indoor; (4) Pro Style : Action freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Animated Photo, Multi Exposure, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Miniature, Creative Shot, Interval; (5) Night Scenery : Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace
Self Timer: 2-30 sec in 1 sec steps seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependant; GN=11m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC audio
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Cellular (3G, 4G LTE), Wi-Fi, Micro (Type D) HDMI, SIM card slot, headphone jack (but not active during video recording)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 1.330
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 20.00
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.120
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 8.190
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 15
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.334
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.201
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.553
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.146
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, auto-area mode = 0.422s
Startup Time: 2.700
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time: 3.000
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 10,407.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.8v 4360 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary 4360 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 440
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Samsung Kies, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 20.3MP APS-C Sensor, DRIMe IV Image Processor, Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System, 8.6fps Burst Mode, 30 Smart Modes, Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor, Cellular (4G LTE, 3G), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), GPS, GLONASS.

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