• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 204,800

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Pentax K-1

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 85 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax K-1 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,280 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.6 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 760 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    74 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Unlocks the full potential of full-frame Pentax lenses; Excellent image quality; Great ergonomics and build; Very compact for full-frame; Decent performance; Fast autofocus with great low-light capabilities; Very wide sensitivity range; Bright, accurate viewfinder; Articulated LCD; Stabilization, Wi-Fi and GPS in-camera

  • No built-in flash strobe; Quite heavy compared to APS-C flagships; Somewhat soft images and blown highlights by default in JPEG mode; Warm Auto white balance indoors; Slow startup and buffer clearing; Small top-deck status display; Weak viewfinder illumination; Below-average battery life for DSLR

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Pentax K-1
Samsung NX300
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Pentax K-1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-1
Samsung NX30
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D810

Samsung Galaxy NX
Nikon D810
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $2397
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Pentax K-1
Nikon D810
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2397
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Pentax K-1
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Higher extended ISO
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