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Samsung NX1100 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body & 20-50mm Lens (White)
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- 20.3MP APS-C CMOSImage Sensor 20.3MP APS-C CMOSImage Sensor 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
- Built-In Wireless Connectivity
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording
- 8FPS RAW and JPEG Continuous Shooting
- ISO 100-12800
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||320 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Compatible Mountings||Samsung NX|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||8 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921,000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||20.3 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||12,800|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|File Format||RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250_sec|
|Flash Type||hot shoe|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, SEF8A|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detect|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|Form Factor||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 1.46 x 4.49 inches|
|Item Weight||0.49 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||7.6 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||7.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||46 grams|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Maximum Focal Length||50|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||5,472|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||20|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.3 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||40.5 mm|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Optional SR2NX02|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Super Sonic Drive|
|Shipping Weight||1.95 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion BC1030 battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
The Samsung NX1100 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens is a compact mirrorless camera that features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor to provide high resolution, detailed imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800. In addition to still imagery, full HD video recording is supported up to 1080p at 30fps, and an external stereo headphone jack enables greater control over sound recording. A 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor is integrated into the design to enable live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation for controlling a variety ofcamera settings and modes, such as Smart Auto andMagic Modes.
From the Manufacturer
The Samsung NX1100 Digital Still Camera offers an ideal balance of size, customizability, and performance. Together with the included copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, you'll be shooting, organizing, and post-processing photos like a pro. A sharp, 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a bundled 20-50mm lens, and an included external flash unit means you'll be taking great photos no matter where you are. The camera has the Samsung NX mount, so you can choose from 12 different Samsung NX lenses. And with built-in Wi-Fi, you can share your best shots right away without fussing with cables and card readers.
A 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor lets you shoot high-resolution photos. View larger.
Comfortably compose and review photos with a brilliant 3-inch LCD screen. View larger.
Includes a SEF-8A external flash unit. View larger.
Includes Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software
The Samsung NX1100 Digital Still Camera includes a DVD-ROM with a full copy of Lightroom 4 so you can manage and post-process your images with the same software professionals use. Lightroom gives you all the digital photography tools you need in one efficient package. With Lightroom, you can recover highlights and shadow details, make precise adjustments to the image, apply noise reduction, create photo books, and easily share your photos on social networks or in web galleries, slide shows, prints, and more.
20.3-Megapixel Sensor for Crisp, Detailed Photos
An advanced 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor is at the heart of the Samsung NX1100, capturing lifelike colors and beautiful images with the highest resolution in its class. The high-resolution professional-grade sensor rivals those on DSLRs, so you'll be able to take photos in different lighting situations. The camera has a precise, ultra-high speed autofocus system that helps you catch your moments in perfect clarity.
Fast Shutter Speeds
The NX1100 gives you a maximum shutter speed of 1/4,000, which could be the difference between a missed shot and a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Whether or not your shot needs a 1/4,000 shutter speed, you'll love the flexibility the NX1100 gives you to shoot at different shutter speeds and light exposures. The shutter is smart enough to automatically adjust for environmental factors such as temperature and camera direction.
If you need to capture rapid shots in succession, the NX1100 features an 8 frames per second capture rate, so you can be sure you'll get a good, in-focus shot of your favorite ballplayer in action.
Bundled 20-50mm Lens
The NX1100 is bundled with a 20-50mm lens, which provides ideal range for all-around use. The camera uses the Samsung NX mount so you can choose among an assortment of lenses for your needs.
Flash Unit Included
The SEF-8A flash unit included with the camera connects to the camera's hot shoe mount. This flash strobe has a guide number of 8 meters at ISO 100. Its compact dimensions make it easy to carry around with you, and it folds down against the top of the lens to stay out of the way when not in use.
Compose on a Brilliant 3-Inch Display
On the back of the camera is a brilliant 3-inch display that lets you compose and review your photos comfortably and accurately. The bright display has a VGA (640x480) resolution with 921k dots, so you'll be able to see all the details.
Full HD Video Recording
The NX1100 has 1,080p Full HD movie recording capabilities. The CMOS sensor gives you precise autofocus even as you're recording, so you can shoot with confidence.
Wi-Fi Connectivity for Easy Sharing
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, transferring your images and sharing them no longer requires memory cards or cables. You won't have to worry about running out of space, either.
With the dedicated Direct Link hot key, you can quickly connect to Wi-Fi networks. Once connected, you can save photos and videos directly to a computer or cloud service as you shoot. Print photos wirelessly or share them with your friends instantly by uploading them straight to Facebook or YouTube. With dual band Wi-Fi support, you'll have faster and more stable connections to the wireless networks around you.
When you connect the camera to select smartphones, you'll be able to use the Remote ViewFinder app to turn your phone into a viewfinder. You can control your camera from up to 30 feet away and preview images, adjust camera settings, frame the scene, and tag the shot location--all from your phone. When you need to take a group shot with yourself in it, Remote ViewFinder ensures you'll get the perfect one every time.
Product Dimensions and Weight
The NX1100 measures 2.46 by 4.59 by 1.44 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 0.48 pounds.
What's in the Box
NX1100 Digital Still Camera, 20-50mm lens, SEF-8A external flash unit, battery, charger, strap, and software.
NX1100 Digital Still Camera
At a Glance:
- Camera with interchangeable lens offers versatility
- Includes full version of Adobe Lightroom 4 for advanced editing
- High-resolution 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Brilliant 3-inch LCD screen
- Built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing and data transfers
- Includes camera body, SEF-8A external flash unit, 20-50mm lens, BP1030 battery, and charger
Use the rotator dial to select a shooting mode. View larger.
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This is drawn from my review of the NX1000 which is the identical camera without the bundled Adobe Lightroom 4 software and Autoshare Wifi feature (but that feature was added to the NX1000 in the latest firmware update). If you already have Adobe LR 4 as I do, the NX1000 may be a better choice and save you some money. Same sensor, lens, body, etc. so you decide.
Samsung NX1000/NX1100 Review
The main things that drew my interest with this camera were the Wifi features (I have a Samsung WB150F and the Wifi features have worked well. I find them useful and convenient, especially the PC-Autobackup which transfers movies and images to your PC), the large APS-C sensor (more image detail), the compact, mirror-less design, and the recent price drops.
The NX1100 will debut with a MSP of $599 (vs. $699 for the NX1000) and comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and some new Wifi features - namely Autoshare. But guess what? Autoshare is available for the NX1000 in the 1.13 firmware update! I already own Adobe Photoshop LR 4, and even with the lower NX1100 price, the NX1000 (basically the same camera) at current prices (340-360) is a great value. Compared to models like the 200/210 it offers the exact same APS-C sensor and is almost identical in image quality and handling. what you are giving up is the AMOLED display, metal body and a few other minor things. (The LCD display on the 1000/1100 is fine, if not quite as good as far as contrast, deep blacks, it is still very usable.)
So...how does the pudding taste? Well, I will admit my overwhelming first impression was "plastic!" - though the build quality seems very good, there is an overall "plasticky" feel to the NX1000. (Thankfully, the tripod thread is metal!) The shutter and other bits are metal as well, including the lens mounts.
I use Panasonic and Olympus cameras, mostly, and even those in this price range have a bit nicer "feel" in that sense But, it's a very high quality plastic and I soon got over it except for the fact that I find the grip a bit slick and could see myself dropping this camera, so I immediately attached the strap. Not a big fan of the strap. It's OK, but I do not like the ring attachments used versus the more usual cloth through metal guides on my other cameras. I find the strap interfering with my grip due to where the attachment rings are located and this is quite annoying. I will probably remove this strap for that reason once I find a case I like. You can work around it, but I just don't like it. (Update: I'm adjusting to this and not as irritating as before.)
While we're quibbling, I'm also not a big fan of the way the Zoom lens "locks" when not in use. It does give a lower profile, but it takes some getting used to, as I've never experienced this design before. Again, a minor thing. Overall appearance is good, it looks like a serious camera. I got the white model and like the "Elvis vibe" it gives off. Also the markings are easy to read, it's comfortable to hold (with the 20-50mm lens) and the recessed mode dial is a nice touch. (It's even better with the awesome 16mm wide angle pancake lens! Much slimmer profile and very easy to hold and shoot with.)
In general, as far as controls, the design is well thought out and Samsung offers some unique and original twists such as the "Fn" and "iFn" control buttons which allow easy access to the main things you'd want to "tweak" when shooting. The controls work well and the "ring/wheel" control works very well. I was a bit skeptical, but in use I really liked it. For example, when flipping through your shots in playback mode it works very well and you can scroll through the images very quickly.
Nice to have the hotshoe, though I have not tried the flash unit supplied yet - will report back on that. Videographers might note that there is an external mike that works with the hotshoe and uses no cables at all, nice!
In general, I find the NX1000 easy to use, the manual focus works well, the Smart mode seems to do fairly well, there are a great many scene modes and other (somewhat gimmicky) features (Magic filters/frames, etc.). I enjoyed playing with those on the WB150F, but they seem out of place here. There are a superb number of image adjustments, exposure tweaks, and controls of a more serious nature as well. When you want to get serious, this camera is ready. Also, some of the fun things, like the Panorama mode, do work well if you understand their limitations and keep your expectations reasonable.
As expected, the APS-C sensor renders a lot of good image detail. This is the big plus for this camera. I was very pleased with the results under good lighting conditions. I shoot a lot of landscape and street stuff, and this camera seems well suited for that. The noise reduction seems to work well up to about 1600 or so (maybe 800 for purists). Colors are accurate and not over-saturated like on many consumer cameras. If you like the "boost" many cameras give by default, there is a "Vivid" mode which will do this for you. Personally, I prefer the more realistic colors (one of the things I like about Olympus and (most) Panasonics as well). Sharpness is good in JPEGs (I have not shot RAW yet) and tones are nice and smooth (think large expanses of blue sky and clouds). I'm sure with experience my results will improve over these initial test shots, so that bodes well. If you like to print big, 16x20, even 20x30 possibly, you will be able to do so, which is very nice.
The 20-50mm kit lens is nice enough, but has a very limited range compared to what I am used to. (I am considering getting the 30mm lens which I think would make a nice compact package for everyday use.) However, the images look good, sharp, detailed, so I am happy with it. Video worked well and the zoom worked fine in video mode and was silent. In casual use, there is no need to switch the dial to video mode, you can just press the Video button on the back and after a slight pause you're in action. This is nice. Of course, dialing to full video mode gives you more options.
Wifi features worked fine, I was able to easily connect and save pics using the autobackup mode. Skydrive and others worked fine. Have not tried the mobile link and remote view finder apps yet. (Update: I tried these apps out and they worked OK for the most part. A bit flaky at times. There is a new "Smart Camera app" to replace these, but it only works with the new firmware. Since I have not yet upgraded the firmware, have not tried it.) The PC_Autobackup mode works very well for transferring pics and movies to your PC. It remembers what has been transferred and only transfers new items. Best to transfer frequently, since slower than reading from a card, but all automatic and very convenient. [You can also transfer photos to your mobile devices (phone/tablet) using the other apps (Mobile Link/Smart Camera).]
Example: You get back from shooting, you activate the PC-Autobackup on the camera (your laptop/PC and network must be on, of course), and the camera will connect and begin transferring your content. When done the camera will turn-off (unless you press a control button within 30 seconds) and you can set the PC to shutdown as well if you like. Or you can select the "open folder" choice on the PC/notenook popup dialog and view your pics and movies. All very easy and convenient.
There is a "Smart Range" feature to extend dynamic range and preserve highlights. It seems to work well, but you lose shadow detail. Might want to turn off by default, I think. (You can also shoot RAW and tweak things yourself, of course.)
JPEGS look very good to me with a lot of detail and sharpness. So good that I think shooting JEPG only is feasible with the NX1000. (You can always switch to RAW or RAW+Jpeg when needed, of course.) I think many will find the Jpegs entirely adequate for most purposes. (If you shoot a lot at high ISO's you would definitely want to shoot RAW.) You have a range of aspect ratios including 1:1, 3:2, and 16:9. This is nice and gives you flexibility in camera versus cropping later.
The 8fps burst mode worked very well, though as has been noted everywhere, there is a lag as the camera processes the shots before you can shoot again. I am a fairly deliberate photographer and don't shoot much action/sports, so the NX1000 is fine for me. The occasional lags when switching modes and after bursts or RAW shots are not an issue for me, but could be for some. It's all covered in many of the excellent online reviews, so I won't dwell on it here. Overall, I found the camera responsive and adequate for my needs.
The LCD screen is bright, colorful and has good resolution. I was pleased with it. I generally favor optical view finders (sorry, I admit to being old school here, you can't beat a good optical VF IMHO) and even EVF in a pinch, but I am getting used to the non-VF style of shooting and the NX1000 LCD is very good in this respect.
In general, I am very pleased with the image quality and the feature set and think this camera is an excellent value at current prices. Many of the features are unique, the Wifi modes are the best I've seen to date, and the APS-C sensor seems to be a good one. It's fairly compact with the 20-50mm kit lens (and would be even more so with the 30mm pancake lens), easy to carry (not heavy), and has all the controls you could ever want. The images are very good and that's the main thing.
I think it's an easy 4 stars for overall quality and especially value for the price paid.
Update: I recently purchased the Samsung f2.4 16mm wide angle "pancake" lens (Samsung 16mm f/2.4 NX Ultra Wide Pancake Lens (Black)) and it's a great addition to this camera. Wonderful for landscapes and walk-about/street photography. It's the lens I keep on the camera by default now. Quicker auto-focus, faster optics(f2.4 vs f3.5), and a more compact profile. When I have the 16mm lens on the body, I feel this is a 5 star combo. (I am leaving the rating at 4 stars with the kit lens, which is an excellent lens. I just find the 16mm to be the "magic" lens with this body. Very subjective, of course.)
Update: I did not cover video very well above, suffice to say the quality of the video is excellent for a camera in this price range and superior to many, I would guess. It is full HD 30/60 fps. You can Zoom during video shooting and it supports external microphones and stereo sound. All the basics are here and a few pluses as well. You can even use many of the special effects in video mode should you wish to do so. There is a dedicated video button for instant access, and a dial selection for more options. Videos take longer to transfer over wifi due to their size, but do transfer fine. Sound quality id pretty good for a camera of this type, in my opinion. So, if you are traveling, you have both stills and video covered. (I still feel a dedicated video camera and full fledged DSLR are optimal. But I must say, the combo capabilities here are quite fine.)
Video Format: MP4 (H.264), Compression: Movie H.264, Sound AAC
Frame Rate: 60fps (1280 x 720 Only), 30fps (1920 x 1080), 24fps (1920 x 810)
Image Sizes: 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320x240 for Sharing (Default: 1920 x 1080)
Movie Editing: Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Update: I did not mention that the kit lens (20-50mm) does not have image stabilization, nor does the body. Has not been a problem for me (I shoot old school, bracing, etc.), but it was a consideration in buying the low cost and excellent 16mm wide angle for this body (very compact and little worries about image stabilization, larger sensor works in favor here) and dedicating this to camera to the wide end, while using my Panasonic G1 for the mid/telephoto range (as I already have excellent lenses for my G1 in this range). I still have the 20-50mm (an excellent lens) in the bag and can switch when needed. The lenses I have already for my G1 are superb, so this works out well for me.
You can buy image stabilized Samsung lenses (like the 18-55mm) if that is a concern. Shooting with the 20-50mm kit lens, I never once had any issues. However, in low light situations, it might come into play. Again, in my case, my G1 and f1.7 20mm would be my preferred choice, but I could get by with the NX1000. It has good image quality at high ISO and even ISO 3200 is usable many times. ISO 1600 is very good and ISO 800 is very clean.
For quick "grab and go" shooting, I continue to enjoy this camera very much.
2013 August 3rd update: I have had a chance to try the 18-55mm lens (good) on the Samsung 210 model and the 210 is very nice, it's the 200 + wifi features (like the Nx1000/1100). The 200/210 is heavier, all metal and has the AMOLED screen. The screen is better in bright subnlight than the LCD on the NX1000/1100. However, overall, the differences are not great, as mentioned above. The image quality is very close, no discernible quality difference that I can see in my quick tests. The NX1000/1100 then stands as an excellent low-price entry point to get this excellent APS-C sensor, with the bonus of the same excellent image quality as the more expensive models. The lighter weight is a plus, too. I have been shooting extensively with the 16mm on my NX1000 and continue to be very pleased with the results. Great image detail and color. This camera is an outstanding bargain at current prices and delivers image quality equal to models selling for 2-3 times as much. The market has not quite caught on to the value here, yet...initial prices for these cameras were double current prices. But that just means you can snag one of these at an incredible low price and be happy! Shush...don't tell anyone! ;)
I would also say that the Automatic mode doesn't produce the sharpest images. At full size, the images look pretty soft to me. This could be for any reason: it could be the kit lens, or it could be the JPG processing (I haven't looked at any RAW images yet).
I find this camera to be very user-friendly. It doesn't have any "gotchas", like other cameras sometimes have. For example, I bought a Nikon camera (and returned it) before I got this one. The Nikon camera displayed all of the symbols and icons on the screen for three seconds after every shot (obscuring the next shot), and there was no way to turn that off. I haven't found anything similar to object to with this camera. In addition to all that, the camera looks awsome in white. I just love it.