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Big Samsung NX1 Savings | Deal Alert

By Anthony Thurston on June 16th 2015

Samsung’s NX1 has arguably the best APS-C sensor on the market, and until the recent announcement of the Sony A7R II, it was the only system camera with a BSI sensor. The price was a little much for many people’s liking though, considering Samsung’s relatively small lens lineup.


But today, we have some great news, as there is currently a cool $200 instant savings available for the NX1 over on B&H, bringing the price down from $1499 to $1299. A killer deal for a camera that shoots 4K in camera and has some really impressive features.

Samsung NX1 Specs

  • 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
  • 4K Video Recording at 24 fps
  • UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 3.0″ 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor
  • 2360k-Dot XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System
  • 205 Phase-Detection AF Points
  • 15 fps Burst with AF

There have been a lot of changes to the NX1 since I had a chance to play with it. So many, in fact, that I actually held off on finishing out my review because it would have been inaccurate due to all the firmware updates. I look forward to getting another crack at the NX1 now that Samsung has slowed down on the updates and it seems to be in a great place in terms of performance and features.

You can get your hands on the NX1 today, for just $1299. Head on over to B&H to get the full details.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Austin Swenson

    I kind of hope that more and more electronics companies like samsung will jump into the fray and cause the bigger ones to come down on their prices so we can benefit from it.

    It’s extremely tough to get into the camera manufacturing market these days, you almost have to hit the ground running kicking the butts of everyone else in lens lineup, models offered, sensor performance, price, etc. or you might as well not even try. I think if Sony were to try their E-mount full frame cameras before having made DSLR and SLT cameras and they were getting into the game like Samsung, they might be in the same boat. Who knows, they could be huge in a few years, or they might totally tank…

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  2. Jesper Ek

    For me I have had so many disappointing encounters with Samsung products that I wouldn’t buy it for free…

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  3. Christian Santiago

    These reservations are a bit misplaced. Sure, Samsung’s lens lineup is not as developed, but it’s not lacking either. There are two macro options for studio shooters: Samsung’s own 60mm Macro and the Rokinon 100mm Macro. Video shooters Have all of the Rokinon lenses available in an NX Mount. And I’ve adapted my Nikon mount Sigma 18-35 with a 20 dollar adapter (with aperture control) that I purchased on Amazon. They have a wonderful 85mm (130mm equivalent) F1.4 Portrait lens, and quite a few wide angle options as well. There’s a 300mm F2.8 in development too that’s said to be released this year, as well as the weather sealed 16-50 and 50-150mm F2.8 options. So No, not nearly as many options and adaptability as Canon, Nikon, or the M43 Systems. But hardly lacking.

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    • Stan Rogers

      The one thing they are lacking, from my perspective, is a 24-70 or something thereabouts. Yes, they have an exceptionally good 24-70 *equivalent*, but that’s not what I’m after — a 35-ish-to-105-ish equivalent with a modicum of speed would easily cover well over half of my shooting needs and be a great walking-around lens. But I’ve been singing that song for a long time now — I’m not tired… or proud — and I can’t get enough of the audience to join me in the choruses in four-part harmony (so we’ll never stop war and stuff). That lens-swapping break between head-and-shoulders and everything else is a pain in the sitting-down bits; I really can’t understand why the event types haven’t been up in arms over the lack of love shown to that sort of range.

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    • Phil Bautista

      Stan, a 16-50 on a crop would loosely translate to 24-75 on a full frame. 50-150 would be about 75-225. Not sure how to do the math on the aperture though.

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    • Phil Bautista

      Sorry Stan. You can ignore my earlier comment. It was based on a misunderstanding of your needs.

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    • Phil Bautista

      I’m happy with my a6000. All I want from Sony is a 16-50 2.8 and a 50-150 2.8 for the crop crowd. C’mon Sony. If Samsung can do it, why can’t you?

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  4. adam sanford

    Backside illuminated sensor. 28 MP. 4K video. 15 fps. $1499 (prior to the deal).

    This thing should be *jumping* off the shelf, yet to my knowledge it isn’t. Is this the curse of ‘people don’t take Samsung seriously’ or is there a legitimate problem with this rig or the supporting Samsung ecosystem?

    Just curious.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      It’s two things (in my opinion).

      A. Like you said, People just don’t take Samsung cameras seriously yet.
      B. The lens ecosystem is worse than Sony’s FE mount, and if I have heard correctly, something about the tiny flange distance means even adapting lenses is a pain, so it doesn’t have the same benefits that other mirrorless do in regards to easy adapting lenes.

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    • Brian McCue

      Good points Adam. Without lens options, it’s hard to jump on board

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    • Lauchlan Toal

      I’d say it’s mostly lenses. People would want to shot wildlife with that 15 fps, but no good telephoto options. 4k video’s great, but no real fast lenses/budget lenses. 28MP is awesome, but no macro lens for the studio shooters.

      But man, I’d love those specs if it had more lens freedom. If Nikon rebranded it as a D400, it’d sell like crazy.

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    • adam sanford

      Lachlan, agree 100%. Wildlife/birders see crop as a strength and not a weakness as it helps them avoid needing to buy $10k superteles.

      Why Nikon has abandoned the action/wildlife + reach-obsessed users and offer a ‘Pro APS-C’ offering like the 7D2 is just leaving money on the table. It would sell like hotcakes.

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