Samsung NX100 Review

Overall Score

55

Main Features

  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 71 x 35 mm, 282g.
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  • Replaced by: NX200

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Samsung NX100 Overview


First introduced in September, 2010, Samsung NX100 is a 15 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Samsung replaced NX100 with Samsung NX200. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX100 with Samsung NX200


Samsung NX100 comes with a 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.12 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX100

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX100 ~ 4743 x 3162 pixels.

Samsung NX100 has Crop Factor: 1.54

The sensor has a surface area of 365.0 mm².

There are approximate 14,997,366 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung NX100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX100 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
614k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
15 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
282g Light Body
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Slow Continuous Shooting: 614 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 420 shots
Type Scores

Samsung NX100 has an Overall Score of 55/100 and ranked #161 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #402 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung NX100 Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
45
Value for money score
70
Portability score
93
Overall score
55
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX100


Samsung NX100 weighs 282g and has external dimensions of 120 x 71 x 35mm (4.72 x 2.8 x 1.38"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Samsung NX100 is 38 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX100
282g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX100
35mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX100 with the dimensions:

Samsung NX100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX100 Dimensions NX100
Samsung NX200 Samsung NX200 223 g 282 g 117 x 63 x 36 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Samsung NX300 Samsung NX300 331 g 282 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Samsung NX1000 Samsung NX1000 222 g 282 g 114 x 63 x 37 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 282 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 282 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Samsung NX1 Samsung NX1 550 g 282 g 139 x 102 x 66 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Nikon 1 S1 Nikon 1 S1 197 g 282 g 102 x 61 x 30 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 282 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 120 x 71 x 35 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX100


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX100
Announced September, 2010
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Samsung NX
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 32
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 614k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 15
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 365.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3056
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP1130
Physical
Weight 282 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 71 x 35 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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