Samsung NX1 Shooter’s Report Part II: A solid start to Samsung’s professional camera ambitions


posted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:36 PM EDT


We said there was more coming for our in-depth Samsung NX1 review, and now we bring you the second part of our NX1 Shooter's Report -- this time coming to you from the now-thawing Maine coastline. After sending the NX1 off to shoot indoors sports with Gannon Burgett, we've switch gears now with photographer Jeremy Gray, who gives his account of Samsung's new professional-level mirrorless camera with some wildlife and landscape photography.

In his Shooter's Report part II, Jeremy dives in with an extensive overview of the cameras features, design and ergonomics as well as its image quality and performance chops, which includes testing continuous AF performance and its burst shooting capabilities. Overall, Jeremy's Shooter's Report results mirrors our in-house experience as well as that from Gannon's earlier Shooter's Report results. The Samsung NX1 gets a lot of things right -- excellent bulld quality, comfortable and functional ergonomics, and the image quality performance is very impressive.

16-50mm Lens: 16mm, f/8, 10s, ISO 100

As Jeremy found, the autofocus performance is a little lacking in lower light scenarios or when tracking fast-moving subjects. Also the high ISO noise reduction is somewhat lackluster and the camera itself is rather slow when processing RAW files.

For all the details, head over to the Samsung NX1 Shooter's Repart Part II to read all about Jeremy Gray's experience with the new flagship NX-mount camera. And if you haven't done so already, be sure to check our Gannon Burgett's sports-focused Shooter's Report Part I.

The Samsung NX1 is back in-house now, so be sure to stay tuned as we wrap up our full Samsung NX1 Review with our Image and Print Quality analysis as well as our final IR conclusion. 

50-150mm Lens: 150mm, f/2.8, 1/500s, ISO 125
16-50mm Lens: 16mm, f/2.0, 10s, ISO 1600

Samsung NX1 Shooter's Report Part II

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