Play, Print, and Edit Features
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
Optional Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): For photographers who
prefer to frame their photos through a viewfinder instead of an LCD monitor,
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
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):
|Size ||SuperFine ||Fine ||Normal ||RAW ||RAW + |
|RAW + |
|RAW + |
|14M (3:2) |
4592 x 3056
|141 ||282 ||423 ||34 ||25 ||30 ||32 |
|10M (3:2) |
3872 x 2592
|195 ||391 ||587 ||--- ||28 ||34 ||35 |
|6M (3:2) |
3008 x 2000
|320 ||640 ||961 ||--- ||31 ||37 ||38 |
|2M (3:2) |
1920 x 1280
|732 ||1465 ||2198 ||--- ||35 ||42 ||42 |
|Burst 1.4M |
1472 x 976
|1161 ||2322 ||3484 ||--- ||--- ||--- ||--- |
|12M (16:9) |
4592 x 2584
|166 ||332 ||499 ||--- ||26 ||32 ||33 |
|8M (16:9) |
3872 x 2176
|232 ||464 ||696 ||--- ||29 ||35 ||36 |
|5M (16:9) |
3008 x 1688
|376 ||752 ||1129 ||--- ||32 ||38 ||39 |
|2M (16:9) |
1920 x 1080
|850 ||1703 ||2550 ||--- ||36 ||42 ||42 |
|9M (1:1) |
3056 x 3056
|210 ||420 ||630 ||--- ||32 ||34 ||35 |
|6.7M (1:1) |
2592 x 2592
|288 ||576 ||864 ||--- ||34 ||37 ||37 |
|4M (1:1) |
2000 x 2000
|470 ||940 ||1411 ||--- ||38 ||40 ||40 |
|1.6M (1:1) |
1280 x 1280
|1041 ||2083 ||3121 ||--- ||42 ||43 ||43 |
|Movie Size Options |
|Movie Size ||HQ ||Normal |
|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:
- Selection AF: focuses on the area you select
- Multi AF: focuses on one or more of the
15 AF points (normal) or 35 AF points (closeup)
- Face Detection AF: focuses on up to 10 faces to set the
- Self-Portrait AF: the focal distance is fixed to make a
close-up shot possible
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
- Single: Takes a single photo.
- Continuous: Images will be taken continuously,
at about 3 shots per second, until the
shutter button is released or the memory is full.
- Burst: Camera rapidly takes multiple photos with a single press of the shutter button.
You can capture up to 10 shots per second (3 seconds), 15 per second (2
seconds), or 30 shots per second (1 second). The image
size and quality is fixed to 1472 x 976.
- Timer: The timer function takes a picture after a
preset delay. You can choose between 2 and 30 seconds in 1 second
- Auto Exposure Bracketing: Takes three pictures in a series
in different exposures: normal exposure, under exposure,
and over exposure.
- White Balance Bracketing: Takes three pictures in a series with
different white balance settings. You can set the interval of the white
balance value from six choices.
- Picture Wizard Bracketing: Takes three pictures in a series with
three different Picture Wizard selections, chosen from the following:
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, or Classic.
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:
- Smart Auto Mode: The camera automatically chooses the
appropriate camera settings based on a detected type of scene. It will
automatically select one of 16 scene modes which best suits the environment you are shooting
- Program Mode: Select this mode to manually configure all functions
of the camera, except the aperture value and shutter speed. The Program
Shift function allows you to change the shutter speed and aperture settings
while maintaining the same brightness.
- A-S-M: You can choose Aperture Priority, Shutter
Priority, or Manual Exposure.
- Lens Priority: You can select an appropriate scene (i-Scene)
to the attached lens by rotating the focus ring. Available scenes for the
included 20-50mm lens include Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Backlight,
Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, and Night. Available scenes may
differ with other lenses.
- Scene Modes: The NX100's various scenes modes automatically
configures the camera's optimal settings for a variety of shooting
- Sound Picture: records sound up to 10 seconds
before and after taking the photo.
- Beauty Shot: takes a photo of a person with two
options to hide facial imperfections: Face Tone (levels 1-3) and Face
Retouch (levels 1-3)
- Portrait: automatically detect and focus on human
faces for clear, soft portraits
- Children: captures children's clothing and the
background more vividly to make the subject appear more noticeable
- Sports: to take a picture of fast moving objects
- Backlight: capture subjects without shadows caused by backlight
- Close Up: close-up shooting for small objects such as plants
- Text: use this mode to shoot a document
- Landscape: for still-life scenes and landscapes
- Sunset: for taking pictures of sunsets with
natural-looking reds and yellows
- Dawn: for taking daybreak scenes
- Beach&Snow: for ocean, lake, beach, and snow scenes
that are typically underexposed due to reflected light
- Night: capture scenes at night or in low lighting
- Fireworks: capture fireworks at night
- Movie Mode: A movie clip can be recorded (with or
without sound) in High Definition (1280 x 720) or Standard Definition (640 x
480, 320 x 240). You can select
Program or Aperture Priority, and the type of fader you wish to use. Video
files of up to 25 minutes in length can be captured.
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:
- Multi: Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the
available light in the image area. This is suitable for general use.
- Spot: Only the rectangular area in the center of the LCD monitor
will be metered for light. This is suitable when the subject in the center
is exposed correctly, regardless of the back lighting.
- Center Weighted: Exposure will be calculated based on an average
of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be
biased towards the center of the image area. This is suitable for taking a
picture of small objects like a flower or insects.
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:
- Smart Flash: The amount of flash light is adjusted
automatically according to the exposure.
- Fill In Flash: The flash fires regardless of the available light.
The intensity of the flash will be automatically controlled.
- Fill In w/Red-Eye Reduction: The
flash fires regardless of the available light with
a pre-flash to reduce the red-eye effect.
- 1st Curtain: The flash fires immediately after the
opening of the shutter to express clearly the front part of the action and
blur later action.
- 2nd Curtain: The flash fires just before the closing of
the shutter to express clearly the latter part of the action and blur the
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to
adjust the colors to appear more natural. The camera has ten white balance
- Auto WB: The camera automatically selects the appropriate white
balance settings, depending on the prevailing lighting conditions.
- Daylight: For taking images outside on a clear day
- Cloudy: For taking images under a cloudy and overcast sky,
or in shadows.
- Fluorescent White: Daylight, fluorescent lamp, suitable
especially for the white fluorescent light (color temp 4200K)
- Fluorescent NW: Daylight, fluorescent lamp, suitable
especially for white fluorescent light of very white hues (color temp 5000K)
- Fluorescent Daylight: Daylight, fluorescent lamp, suitable
especially for white fluorescent light of slightly bluish hue (color temp 6500K)
- Tungsten: For shooting under halogen lamp and
- Flash WB: suitable when using the built-in flash
- Custom Set: allows you to set the white balance by
measuring the light source directly
- Color Temp: allows you to set the white balance by adjusting the
color temperature (between 2000K--candle light and 10000K--clear sky)
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,
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).
Play, Print, and Edit Features
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
- Red-eye Fix: If your subject has red eyes, you can remove the
effect from your photos.
- Backlight: You can brighten the subjects that are darkened by
- Photo Style Selector: You can add various effects to a
image without using image editing software. You can
choose from Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy, and Classic.
- Resize: You can change the picture resolution to a smaller size
for e-mailing or loading to a website. Available resolutions depend upon the
size of the selected photo.
- Rotate: The orientation of the image can be changed by rotating
it Left 90, Right 90, 180, Horizontal, or Vertical.
- Face Retouch: You can clear up facial imperfections by retouching
the face in one of three levels.
- Smart Filter: You can apply various filter effects to photos to
create unique images. Choices include: Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-eye,
Sketch, Defog, Halftone Dots, and Soft Focus.
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
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
AV/USB Output: The Samsung
NX100 features a single
micro-USB port which allows you to connect the camera to your computer via
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
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
Samsung Software CD-ROM: The NX100 comes with the Samsung Software
CD-ROM Ver.02, which contains the following programs:
- Samsung Intelli-Studio: for editing photos and videos.
- Samsung RAW Converter: for converting RAW files into the desired
file format (JPEG, TIFF)
- User Manual: Digital copy of the User Manual in .pdf
- Adobe Reader: for viewing the user's manual
Computer Requirements: To install software to your computer
requires the following:
- Samsung Intelli-Studio (Windows Only):
|OS || |
Windows XP SP2
(64-bit editions of Windows XP, Vista and 7 are not
|CPU || |
Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or higher
AMD Athlon FX, 2.6 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) |
|Other || |
USB 2.0 port, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32-bit color display recommended)
nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher/ATI X1600 series or higher
| || Windows || Macintosh |
|OS || |
(The program runs as a 32-bit application under the 64-bit OS)
Mac OS X v10.4 / v10.5 / v10.6 |
|CPU || |
Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon processor based PC
or compatible computer. (Pentium4, Athlon XP or later
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