• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Samsung NX1 advantages over Leica M-D (Typ 262)

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    15.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M-D (Typ 262) advantages over Samsung NX1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.99 vs 3.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 65 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Samsung NX1
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection

Compared to Leica M10

Samsung NX1
Leica M10
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6579
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M10
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • $6579
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-T3

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Newer
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
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