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Gear Reviews

How Does The Samsung NX1 Stack Up To Your DSLR?

By Anthony Thurston on November 28th 2014

I am still waiting on my review unit of the NX1 to arrive, and in the meantime, other real world testing is being posted. Today, I wanted to share a very informative look at the NX1 produced by DPReview in conjunction with the SeattlePI.

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[Rewind: Samsung NX1 Initial Impressions]

In the video, Jordan Stead, a staff photographer with the SeattlePI spends the day with the DPreview crew and the NX1 documenting the Salmon run. I will let you watch all the video for the details, but there was one thing that stood out to me from the review.

Towards the end of the video, Stead is asked if he could replace his current DSLR kit with the NX1 and a couple of pro lenses. He responds in saying that for about 85% of his work, yes, he could comfortably replace his DSLR with the NX1. Pretty high marks for the NX1 if you ask me.

It would be interesting to see if that percentage that he mentions goes up at all if Samsung is able to address some of the minor complaints (customization, etc) that should be able to be updated with a firmware fix.

The NX1 is currently in stock at B&H and you can get your hands on it for just $1499 in the body only. If you want the kit with the 16-50mm lens that is featured in the video above, you can get that for just $2799. There is also a second kit, with a smaller F/3.5-5.6 16-50mm lens available for $1699.

[via DPReview on Youtube]

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. Rafael Steffen

    Samsung is always trying to compete in all segments of electronics.

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  2. Gene Gregory

    Very good body and the image are publishable. Yup you guys are right the biggest cons right now are the lenses. hopefully next year Samsung develops a chart that can up the game of the lens for NX1 and could be the next choice for the enthusiasts.

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  3. Greg Silver

    Originally saw this at dpreview but I have to say this camera is now shaping up nicely. Could use more lenses but the actually body was quite impressive.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I agree, lenses are its biggest con at the moment. But that is easily corrected, same with the customization and usability concerns that the DPreview team had. Very promising camera for sure.

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