Samsung NX1 announced - the new Tizen Smart Camera with 0.055 Sec Auto Focus!!!

Samsung announce their new Tizen flagship Smart Camera, the Samsung NX1 at Samsung Premiere 2014 NX. Blistering fast AF of 0.055 seconds is just one reason to
Sep 15, 2014

Samsung Electronics have announced the launch of their new technologically advanced NX Series Smart Camera, the Tizen Samsung NX1, which is now their Tizen flagship Camera taking over from the NX30. If you didn't think Samsung would bring any worthy updates to the table, you really need to think again. Samsung really want to "focus" (excuse the pun) on why you should consider a fast compact system camera (CSC) as an alternative to a standard DSLR Camera. If you were impressed by the 0.3 sec Auto Focus (AF) speed of the NX30, then the NX1's AF speed of 0.055sec will be truly mind blowing.


The specs, build quality and overall usability have had a significant bump to say the least. The NX1 is said to deliver superb image quality and unrivalled usability. You now get a newly designed 28MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, featuring an innovative Back Side Illumination (BSI) structure with a micro lens array, with native ISO 100-25600 and extended ISO to a massive 51200 !!!! ​This is all made possible due to the Powerful and Fast new DRIMe V Image Processor, and the new NX AF (Auto Focus) System III with a staggering 205 Phase Detection AF points. DRIMe V processor provides you with 2.8x faster processing times than the previous DRIMe IV processor, which makes all these new features possible.


​"The NX1 represents the pinnacle of Samsung’s advanced photographic expertise and heralds a new era of intuitive, professional quality photography for everyone," said Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of Imaging Business Team, IT & Mobile Communications business at Samsung Electronics. "With the launch of the NX1, Samsung is re-defining what is possible with an interchangeable lens camera, allowing photographers everywhere to achieve previously unimaginable levels of quality and expertise in each and every image they capture."

​The NX1 now brings up the possiblity of 4K UHD video recording, with 15FPS continuous AF shooting using a unique Auto Focus (AF) System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points. In order for your computer to not be overwhelmed with huge filesizes Samsung has inbuilt the most advanced compression HEVC Codec (H.265), offering half the size and bit rate of H.264 footage without compromising on quality.

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This camera was made with durability in mind as the body is created with a magnesium alloy body, which is far lighter than steel or even aluminium, and is dust and splash resistant thanks to the rubber seals implemented around the buttons and dials. Again we have the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) as found in the NX30, and an XGA OLED display with 2.36 million dots.

​The 3.0-inch FVGA Super AMOLED display is touch sensitive, meaning that you can access most major functions on one screen and see adjustments take effect in real time. A new feature to come to a CSC is a top LCD panel, which is a standard feature on most DSLR's and displays settings such as WB, drive and battery condition.

We also get a new lens to add to the NX Camera Lens series, taking them up to a total of 16 Lenses with addition of the new 50-150mm 2.8 S ED OIS lens. This lens adds to the versatility of the Camera and makes a good partner lens for the 16-50mm 2.0 S ED OIS lens that was launched at the same time as the NX30.

Official Introduction Video

Official Introduction Commercial


Samsung NX1 Specifications

Image Sensor

28.2 effective megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor


76.8mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Tilt Display with Touch panel (tilting Up 90°, Down 45°)
FVGA (720x480) 1,036K dots

View finder

EVF (OLED) with Eye Contact Sensor


Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1EV or 1/3EV step) (EXT. 51200)


JPEG (3:2) : 28M (6480x4320), 13.9M (4560x3040), 7.1M (3264x2176), 3.0M (2112x1408)
JPEG(16:9) : 23M (6480x3648), 11.9M (4608x2592), 6.2M (3328x1872), 2.4M (2048x1152)
JPEG (1:1) : 18.7M (4320x4320), 9.5M (3088x3088), 4.7M (2160x2160), 2.0M (1408x1408)
RAW : 28.0M (6480x4320)
* 3D Lens Image Size: JPEG(16:9) 5.9M (3232x1824), 2.1M (1920x1080)

File format: RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (for 3D Lens), DCF


MP4 (Video: HEVC /H.265, Audio: AAC)
UHD 3840x2160 (30fps Only), 4K 4096x2160 (24fps Only), Full HD 1920x1080, 1280x720 , 640x480
* 3D Lens Movie Recording Compatible only for Full HD

Frame rate: 60fps, 30fps, 24fps NTSC / 50fps, 25fps, 24fps PAL

Video Output


Value- Added

SMART Mode: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, Waterfall

3D still image & video capturing

Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at ISO100)

Magnesium cover body

External Microphone

Dust and splash resistance
* Note - This product is not water or dust proof. It is designed to resist dust and minor splashes only. Exposure to severe conditions is not recommended.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac

  • • Email
  • • Quick Transfer
  • • Auto Backup
  • • FOTA
  • • TV Link
  • • Full Browser(SNS & Cloud)
  • • Auto Time Setting
  • • BT GPS Tagging
  • • Mobile Link
  • • Photo Beam(Play Back)
  • • Remote Viewfinder Pro

* Note - The availability of each service may differ by country.




Bluetooth 3.0




BP1900 (1860mAh)

Dimension (WxHxD)

138.5 x 102.3 x 65.8


550 g (without battery)



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