The Samsung NX1’s spec sheet reads like every photographer’s wish list! Here’s all the info, photos and video.
Earlier this week, Samsung revealed a new NX-series mirrorless camera, the NX1. With a more traditional DSLR-like form factor and some very impressive specifications, the NX1 replaces the NX30 as the the new flagship Samsung camera, with its sights aimed squarely at Canon and Nikon.
The Samsung NX1’s spec-sheet reads more like a wish list than fact: A world-first APS-C sized backside-illuminated sensor with 28.2 megapixels of resolution, a hybrid autofocus system with 205 cross-type phase-detect AF points, combined with 209 contrast-detect AF points, 15 frames per second continuous shooting with autofocus, and 4K video capture. That’s one incredible feature-set!
To elaborate on the BSI sensor, the NX1 is the first camera to incorporate backside-illuminated sensor technology at this size. It’s the same tech that was introduced in the smaller sensors of smartphones and compact cameras during the last few years, resulting in marked gains in image quality, especially in low-light conditions. And now Samsung is hoping to bring these same gains to the APS-C playing field.
Here’s an overview of the key specifications:
- 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor.
- Hybrid autofocus system with 205 phase-detect points and 209 contrast-detect points.
- 15 frames per second continuous shooting with autofocus.
- 4K and UHD video recording using H.265 codec and 4:2:0 8-bit 4K output over HDMI.
- Built-in stripe pattern AF illuminator with 15m range.
- Weather-resistant magnesium alloy body.
- 3″ tilting Super AMOLED touchscreen display.
- 2.36m dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 5ms response time.
- LCD info display on top of camera.
- Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- USB 3.0 interface.
We don’t currently have a local ETA or pricing.
Photos of the Samsung NX1
Samsung 50-150mm f/2.8 S ED OIS Lens
Samsung also revealed a new medium telephoto zoom along with the NX1. The 50-150mm features a continuous f/2.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation.