Sep
15

Samsung NX1 announced – first look!

by
Matt Bennett

A new flagship CSC model with plenty of features, alongside a new lens and a battery grip.

Samsung NX1
Samsung NX1

Samsung has announced the NX1, their new flagship CSC – although it physically resembles a DSLR on first sight, with its dust and splash-proof magnesium alloy body. Additionally, in a first for the NX range, there’s a LCD panel on top of the camera.

The camera has been built from the ground-up around a new 28-megapixel APS-C BSI sensor and there’s a wealth of a features onboard.

These include:

  • 15 fps shooting
  • UHD/4K video recording – the standard required for movie theatres
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction technology
  • No low pass filter
  • High quality images even at high ISOs, up to 512,000
  • Advanced algorithms to analyse details and colours, inspecting and improving image quality non-globally
  • 205 phase detection and 209 contrast detection AF points, covering almost the entirety of the frame
  • The current fastest AF of any CSC – 55 ms with the new 50-150mm lens
  • Advanced subject movement prediction algorithms
  • -4EV AF sensitivity with dedicated advanced pattern AF-assist, which can reach to 15 metres, for even darker environments
  • 3-inch FVGA AMOLED tilting, touch LCD

The camera has been designed to be lightweight at 550g and 138.5mm x 102.3mm x 65.8mm.

Samsung NX1 (tilting LCD)
Samsung NX1 (tilting LCD)

A new lens – the 50mm-150mm – and a new battery grip for the NX1 are also being launched.

New 50-150mm lens
New 50-150mm lens

Availability on all of these products has yet to be confirmed, but pricing for the NX1 is set to be £1299 body only in the UK.

We were lucky enough to have a brief, sneak preview at these new products and were impressed with the build quality and handling of the camera, battery grip and lens.

New battery grip for NX1
New battery grip for NX1
New 50-150mm NX lens
New 50-150mm NX lens
Samsung NX1 body
Samsung NX1 body
Samsung NX1 LCD panel
Samsung NX1 LCD panel
Samsung NX1 mode dial
Samsung NX1 mode dial
Samsung NX1 rear LCD screen showing open memory card slot
Samsung NX1 rear LCD screen showing open memory card slot

We look forward to running a full review of the NX1 in Digital Photographer soon. In the meantime, visit the Samsung website for more information.

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