Samsung NX1 SMART Camera gets 28MP and 4K video

Chris Davies - Sep 15, 2014, 5:00am CDT
Samsung NX1 SMART Camera gets 28MP and 4K video

Samsung keeps pushing photographers toward a smarter breed of camera, and the Samsung NX1 SMART Camera is the latest attempt, complete with 4K video recording and a new 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens. Packing g 28-megapixel, BSI CMOS sensor with, so Samsung claims, the company’s fastest autofocus to-date, the NX1 packs in a new NX AF System III with a whopping 205 phase-detection autofocus points.

That gets used for 15fps continuous shooting with continuous focus tracking, while the focus system itself covers 90-percent of the frame and uses a new patterned AF assist beam with a 15m range.

Inside, there’s a DRIMe V Image Processor and adaptive noise reduction. Phase-detect AF is supported for both stills and videos, while during things like sports photography, the NX1 tracks fast-moving objects and fires the shutter itself for the best shot.

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Video is recorded at up to Ultra HD resolution, and saved direct to the memory card with the HEVC H.265 codec. If you’ve got a Samsung Ultra HD TV, meanwhile, you can beam the footage across to it over WiFi.

Physically, there’s a welcome top deck LCD for quick access to settings like ISO (100-25600), white balance, and aperture, while NFC makes quickly sending photos and videos to a smartphone or tablet more straightforward. Samsung also bakes in WiFi b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 3.0.


A built-in flash, XGA resolution OLED electronic viewfinder, and a 3-inch Super AMOLED 720 x 480 touchscreen with tilt round out the key elements of the dust and splash resistant camera.

As for the new NX 50-150mm F2.8 S OIS lens, that slots into Samsung’s premium line of interchangeable lenses and uses a so-called Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor which the company says is three times more precise than the typical motor at focusing.

Pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed.

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