Samsung NX1 Optics

The Samsung NX1 is available body-only, or bundled with the 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S OIS lens. We've already tested this lens on, so hop on over to our Samsung 16-50mm f/2/-2.8 review to see how it performs. Below, we have a few shots with the lens illustrating zoom range and far-field performance on the NX1; images shown on most other pages of these test results were taken with the very sharp Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA NX prime lens.

Kit Lens Zoom Range

16-50mm Zoom
Typical zoom range for a fast wide-to-normal zoom lens, with very good performance.

16mm @ f/8 35mm @ f/8
50mm @ f/8

The Samsung NX1 is available bundled with the weather-resistant pro-quality Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS NX lens, which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of about 24.6-77mm. Its ~3.1x zoom ratio is about average for a bundled lens, however it's much brighter than most.

The 16-50mm f/2-2.8 lens' far-field optical performance at f/8 appears to be well above average, with very good sharpness and contrast across most of the frame at all three focal lengths tested above.


Samsung NX1 Viewfinder

Viewfinder Test Results

Very good accuracy from the AMOLED monitor and EVF.

60mm, AMOLED Monitor 60mm, EVF

The Samsung NX1's AMOLED monitor and electronic viewfinder both proved to be very accurate, showing just over 100% coverage in our tests. Very good results here, though that's expected for a preview derived from the image sensor.


The images above were taken from our standardized test shots. For a collection of more pictorial photos, see our Samsung NX1 Photo Gallery .

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