Samsung is continuing to refine and perfect their flagship NX1 offering, today announcing their latest firmware update, version 1.3.


Samsung’s NX1 has some of the best specs in the APS-C market, but being a relatively new player to the advanced camera market, there were a lot of rough edges. Samsung has slowly but surely addressed issues and user concerns over the last several months in a series of firmware updates.

Today, Samsung announced NX1 firmware version 1.3, which you can now download from the Samsung website. Among the highlight features of the new update are improved FHD video quality, Zone AF mode, removed the bulb-mode time limit and more advanced AF improvements.

Samsung NX1 Version 1.3 Firmware Updates

  • Sensor reads larger data size, resulting in improved FHD quality – up to 60P (not for Slow Movie)
  • Time code added features
    – Rec Run option is added
  • 1920×1080 (120) setting in the Movie Size Menu for easy access
  • Auto Mic Control On/Off
  • Histogram and Digital Level are displayed during standby / recording mode
  • Capture individual 4K frame forward &backward with precision
    – Embedded EXIF data in jpeg
  • Added NEW MF Responsiveness mode (Capable of setting to Low, Medium, High focus angle in manual focus mode)
  • Remains in Stand By mode after recording
  • Overall AF improved:
    – Enhanced AF performance in low light condition
    – Enhanced AF performance in backlight and spot light
    – Enhanced AF performance in the corners when utilizing 16-50mm PZ lens
    – Enhanced Face Detection AF performance
    – Enhanced AF performance in movie mode
  • Added Zone AF mode
  • Increased the size of AF to 5 steps in AF Area Size
  • No time limitation in Bulb mode
  • Increased the time-lapse to 3,000 shots
  • Includes the 4 most popular Pro Suggest presets (Cinematic, Memories, Gorgeous Night, and High Speed)
  • Simplified EXIF data preview
  • JPEG, RAW (JPEG only), and Video transfer via WiFi Actual RAW file does not transfer via WiFi. It only transfers JPEG file with Picture Wizard setting embedded to smartphone.
  • Introducing NEW Samsung Remote Studio software and SDK
    – Download via iLauncher
    – Full control of NX1 through USB
    – SRS and SDK will be available to download on 1st week of June 2015
  • Supports Tizen OS TV connection
    – One-touch connection
    – Launched 2015 Samsung TV models operated by Tizen are compatible with NX1
  • Overall fixed minor bugs

Overall, it looks like another really nice update for NX1 users. The NX1 is rounding out nicely into a real powerhouse APS-C offering, now if only Samsung could ramp up the lens production…

[via Samsung]