14.6-megapixel digital camera with 20-50mm lens
Item #: 305NX100
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Item #: 305NX100
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $349.99
1 part SLR, 1 part point-and-shoot
From mountain treks to amusement parks, Samsung's NX100 is easy to tote along on your adventures so you can bring home plenty of memories to share. This hybrid cam packs the picture taking power of an SLR into a compact design that won't weigh you down on the trail or the monorail. Its secret? Samsung gave it the same size image sensor as most digital SLRs (translation: amazing picture quality), but they made the camera smaller and lighter to take up way less space in a backpack or handbag.
The NX100's brilliant 3" display is a real step up from a regular LCD response time is much faster and images remain crisp and easy to see, even when viewed from an angle or in bright sunlight. The intuitive controls will have you snapping sparkling-clear photos and shooting vibrant HD videos right away. Plus, a full manual mode gives you precise creative control for handling all kinds of shooting situations. You can swap out lenses, too, opening up a brand new world of photo and video possibilities.
This camera doesn't come with memory. Add an SD or SDHC card to save your pictures.
From the review Samsung's NX100 camera: beautiful images, compact design
"Overall, I like the NX100. Its large image sensor lets you take a lot of the same shots you can get with a DSLR, and the camera will get more and more interesting as Samsung makes more NX lenses. The NX100 is a worthy addition to the interchangeable-lens "hybrid" family of digital cameras."
Zak, Crutchfield Video Producer and A/V Writer
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
My wife and I are expecting our first child in December and naturally we want a camera that is more than a well made disposable. We went with the NX100 because of the deal we found at Bestbuy. Just over $730 total for the camera, a carrying case, the 55-200mm lens and an Eye-Fi SD card. Compared to the Nikon we were looking at I couldn't see spending the extra $300 for what we need it for.
I would recommend this to anyone that has a little understanding of ISO and balance settings as set up is not easy for a novice. As a new user it was a hard learning curve for me to get some settings where I wanted them but the beauty of the NX100 is that if I didn't feel like dealing with the settings, I could set the SMART select and shoot away.
I am worried that the camera was discontinued so quickly but not upset that I bought it. The accessories are limited but I do recommend the microphone for shooting video. The video is good but no sound except for me talking behind the camera. The added microphone is a must, especially if you have children, just to pick up those special moments.
I bought this camera, together with an E-PL3, hoping to keep one as an upgrade to my TL500. I was delighted to discover that pictures taken on the NX100 with the 30mm lens rival those taken on a Nikon D90, even when taken under poor lighting conditions. Focusing seems to be relatively fast (I haven't been annoyed by it after owning the camera for several weeks) and accurate. Manual settings all appear to be very easy to access -- not as easy as on a DSLR, but significantly easier than even on any enthusiast compact that I've tried. The AMOLED screen is beautiful, and trounces the E-PL3's in both image quality and size (due to the E-PL3 screen's unhelpful aspect ratio). Caveat: I save images in RAW and add noise reduction, if needed, in Lightroom. At the price offered by Crutchfield, keeping the NX100 was an easy decision.
Overall great picture quality.But the producing company spoiled it with no built in flash or image stabilization in the kit lens.
I bought a flash,the other 30mm lens and the 50-200mm lenses and all are great.
The picture quality overall is way better than the DMC-G3 and D3100 which I compared side to side.
Few negative things:The face detection is weak and useless.The lens function is useless also.Sometimes if there is a difference in the contrast between to parts in the image,it will boost the ISO in the dark area and it will look grainy,and finally the auto focus in low light is week.
This is a great camera that the manufacturer intentionally spoiled it,but I do recomment it.
This is an outstanding camera. It's not quite pocketable, but slips easily into
a jacket pocket or a bag. Carrying it with only the included strap is also easy
and comfortable, with the black body and small lens it almost disappears over
your shoulder and behind your arm.
The autofocus is not as fast as a DSLR, but the picture quality is excellent and
the high-iso performance is completely acceptable through 1600. Worlds better
than any point-n-shoot. I also bought the 30mm f/2 pancake for a little more
low light, but the included mini-zoom is equal in quality and only marginally
The professional reviewers don't seem to quite "get" this camera, but it's
awesome as a walk-around / always there piece when you just don't want the bulk
of a DSLR but do want the same quality. Highly recommended.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||30.8-77mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||1.46e+007|
|Highest Resolution||4592 x 3056|
|HD Video Recording||Yes|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||Not Given|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Samsung NX100 digital camera gives you all of the convenience of a lightweight point-and-shoot camera with the performance and quality of a DSLR. The NX100 is equipped with the Samsung NX mount. It comes with a 20-50mm lens, with optional lenses available (20mm, 30mm, 18-55mm, and 50-200mm). Because it was designed without a mirror box, the NX100 is compact and lightweight. You can shoot up to 14MP still images, as well as HD video.
3" AMOLED Monitor: The NX100 features a 3.0" color AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display with VGA resolution and 614,000 dots. The AMOLED monitor gives you a clear view of your subject and recorded images, even in bright sunlight. The display has a 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a response rate that is 3000 times faster than an LCD. The monitor has a field of view of approximately 100%.
Optional Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): For photographers who prefer to frame their photos through a viewfinder instead of an LCD monitor, Samsung's optional EVF10 electronic viewfinder attaches to the camera's Smart Shoe. It offers a 98% field of view.
Recording Media: The Samsung NX100 digital camera can record still images and video onto SD Memory Cards (up to 4 GB) or SDHC Memory Cards (up to 32 GB). The camera has no built-in memory.
Image Sensor: The Samsung NX100 digital camera is equipped with a 23.4 x 15.6mm APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 15.1 mega-pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 14.6 mega-pixels for high-quality still images and video. The built-in Image Sensor Cleaning System removes harmful dust particles from the sensor by vibrating 60,000 times per second. The sensor cleaning procedure can be performed when selected in the menu, or set to automatically operate whenever the camera is powered on.
Image Recording Format: The digital camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. Uncompressed RAW images are saved without loss of data, with the photo size set to 14M (4592 x 3056). The Samsung RAW Converter software, found on the supplied CD-ROM, is required to save the raw data as a JPEG or TIFF image file. High-definition and standard-definition movie clips with AAC audio (monaural) are recorded in H.264 (MPEG4.AVC).
Image Size: The camera can record JPEG still images in a 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1 aspect ratio with three compression ratio settings (Super Fine, Fine, and Normal). RAW format photos are captured alone, or along with a JPEG image in one of the above compression ratio settings. Movie clips can be recorded in standard-definition with a 4:3 aspect ratio, or high-definition with a 16:9 aspect ratio at 30 frames per second. You can choose between HQ and Normal image quality.
Image capacity (1 GB SD Memory Card):
4592 x 3056
3872 x 2592
3008 x 2000
1920 x 1280
1472 x 976
4592 x 2584
3872 x 2176
3008 x 1688
1920 x 1080
3056 x 3056
2592 x 2592
2000 x 2000
1280 x 1280
|Movie Size Options|
|1280 x 720
|15 min||22 min|
|640 x 480
|44 min||66 min|
|320 x 480
|145 min||210 min|
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization): Optical image stabilization reduces the effect of camera shake and help you get a well-exposed image in dim conditions. OIS can only be used when a lens with the OIS function is attached to the camera. (The supplied 20-50mm lens is not OIS-compatible.)
Auto Focus Area: You can select your preferred auto focus area:
Focus Lock: Use the camera's focus lock function to focus on a subject not positioned in the center of the picture.
Drive Modes: The camera offers several drive modes to suit your shooting needs:
Recording Mode: The Samsung NX100 digital camera offers various recording modes to match your shooting preference. Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from the following:
Exposure Compensation: You can adjust the exposure lighter or darker compared to the camera's auto-exposure setting. You can adjust the exposure value from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in steps of 1/3EV.
Metering Mode: The camera gives you three options for measuring the brightness of the scene:
External Flash: The Samsung NX100 does not have a built-in flash. Using the Smart Shoe on the top of the camera, you can attach an optional flash unit, such as the Samsung SEF42A, SEF20A, or SEF15A. You can adjust the amount of flash (+/-2.0EV, 1/2 EV steps) to avoid overexposure or underexposure. You can choose from the following flash modes:
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to adjust the colors to appear more natural. The camera has ten white balance modes:
ISO Sensitivity: The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. A higher ISO setting allows for faster shutter speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. You can select Auto ISO sensitivity or select the ISO value manually in 1 EV or 1/3 EV steps. In addition to Auto ISO, you can choose from the following ISO settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. With ISO expansion, you can select higher ISO values up to ISO 6400.
Picture Wizard: You can express various emotional moods in your pictures by selecting one of the Picture Wizard options: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, or Classic. Once you have selected an option, you can further fine tune the color, saturation, sharpness, and contrast.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph that displays how light is distributed in your photo. If the histogram has a high peak on the left, your photos are dark. A peak on the right of the graph means that your photos are bright. The height of the peaks is related to color information. The more of a particular color, the taller the peak.
Optional GPS: With the optional GPS10 GPS module attached to the camera's Smart Shoe, location information can be associated with the photos you take. Photos with location information can be used for GeoTagging, and linking to Google Maps (requires supplied Intelli-Studio software).
Quick View: If you enable the Quick View function before capturing an image, you can view the image you just captured on the camera's LCD monitor for the set duration of 1, 3, or 5 seconds, Hold or Off.
Image Edit: When playing back photos, you can perform the following edits:
Smart Album: Recorded content can be categorized by type (picture, video, or photo with voice memo), date, week, or location (requires GPS accessory), allowing you to easily retrieve them.
Thumbnail Playback: You can view multiple pictures (3, 9, or 20) on the LCD monitor at once.
Slide Show: Images can be displayed continuously at preset intervals with various slide-show transition effects on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer pre-recorded background music to play along with your still image slide show. Intervals between photos can be set to 1, 3, 5, or 10 seconds. You can select all photos to display in the slide show, or only photos from a specific date, or individually selected images.
Image Zoom: A single image can be zoomed in up to 7.2x (based on image size) for a closer look. Once the image is zoomed in, you can pan through different areas of the image.
Movie Playback: You can playback a movie clip on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offers basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Rewind, Fast Forward, and Volume Control.
Movie Clip Capture: You can capture still images from a recorded movie clip. The captured movie clip file will be saved as the same size as the original movie clip (1280 x 720, 640 x 480, or 320 x 240).
Deleting Images: Images can be deleted one at a time, in a pre-selected group, or all at once.
Protecting Images: This is used to protect specific shots from being accidentally erased.
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The NX100 conforms to "Exif Print," a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
DPOF (1.1) Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
PictBridge (1.0) Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
AV/USB Output: The Samsung NX100 features a single micro-USB port which allows you to connect the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable. The same output can be used to connect the camera to your TV via the optional A/V cable (CB08A12). The TV output can be set to NTSC or PAL.
HDMI: The NX100 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output, which will allow you to connect the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV for viewing videos or photos in high definition. An optional micro-HDMI to HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p. The HDMI connection is HDMI-CEC (Ver 1.3) / Anynet+ compatible, allowing you to control some camera functions using the remote control from the HDMI-equipped TV.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: The Samsung NX100 is powered by the BP1310 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. It provides power for approximately 420 still image shots, 210 minutes of shooting time, or approximately 130 minutes of video recording. The battery is charged in approximately 2 hours 30 minutes using the supplied BC1310 battery charger.
Auto Power Off: This function switches the camera off after a set amount of time (of no operation) in order to prevent unnecessary battery drainage. The camera can be set to turn off after 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 minutes of no operation.
Samsung Software CD-ROM: The NX100 comes with the Samsung Software CD-ROM Ver.02, which contains the following programs:
Computer Requirements: To install software to your computer requires the following:
Windows XP SP2
Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or higher
|RAM||512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)|
|Hard Disk Capacity||250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)|
USB 2.0 port, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Samsung RAW Converter:
|Mac OS X v10.4 / v10.5 / v10.6|
Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon processor based PC or compatible computer. (Pentium4, Athlon XP or later recommended)
|Intel processor-based or compatible computer (Core 2 Quad or later recommended) / Power PC|
|RAM||1 GB or more recommended||1 GB or more recommended|
|Hard Disk Capacity||Reserve at least 100 MB of space for image storage. (One image may use more than 10 MB of disk space)|
XGA (1024 x 768), Full Color (24-bit or higher)
Keyboard, Mouse, or equivalent devices