• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX1 advantages over Fujifilm GFX

  • Less expensive
    $1797 vs $6499*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    65 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.48 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    15.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    15.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm GFX advantages over Samsung NX1

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.31 vs 3.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    8 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.85x vs 0.69x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 28.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good, high-resolution image quality; Excellent high ISO performance with RAW files; Very good dynamic range; Blazing fast 15fps full-res burst mode; Deep buffer; Great build quality & comfortable ergonomics; Lots of physical controls; Great battery life; Fast single-shot AF.

  • Continuous AF performance still not as robust as competing DSLRs; Aggressive JPEG noise reduction at high ISOs; JPEG colors and saturation less pleasing at higher ISOs; H.265 video codec can be difficult to work with.

  • Fantastic image quality across the board; Excellent RAW dynamic range; Superb high ISO performance; Functional and user-friendly body; Robust weather-sealed construction; Detachable EVF; Tilting touchscreen; Very good lens quality.

  • Slow AF speeds; Performance can't compete with high-end full-frame cameras; Limited native lens selection so far; Expensive accessories; Unimpressive JPEG dynamic range; 1/125s maximum flash sync.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $974
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $974
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Samsung NX1
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm GFX
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Samsung NX1
Hasselblad X1D
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX
Hasselblad X1D
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner
Fujifilm GFX
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sony A7R III

Samsung NX1
Sony A7R III
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm GFX
Sony A7R III
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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