Samsung Galaxy NX Review - The Samsung Galaxy NX is the first interchangeable lens camera to run the Android operating system. Is it a fad or the start of a new beginning for the future of camera connectivity? Find out in our full Samsung Galaxy NX review...

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Overall score:86%
Image Quality:90%


  • 3G/4G compatible; Capable of shooting high speed sequences; Solid and robust build quality; Battery stamina for an Android camera; Exceptional touchscreen


  • On/Off button placement; Scroll dial adjustment control; Lens range is still developing; EVF resolution isn’t as impressive as the screen


Samsung Galaxy NX Review


Price as reviewed:


What does it mean for Samsung?

The Samsung NX system of interchangeable lens cameras is actually pretty good. In fact the NX300 is a corker, having ironed out most of the issues we had with its predecessors (such as slow AF and processing times). The iFunction interface is one of the finest on the market, and the image quality is up there with the best. The lenses are not to be sniffed at either.

But lets face it, there hasn’t exactly been a queue of customers beating down Samsung’s door to buy one. They’re not that easy to find, for a start. It seems the Samsung brand doesn’t resonate that well with the enthusiast audience and, to be frank, the NX system hasn’t offered much that isn’t also offered by the more established photo brands.

But the Galaxy NX changes all that. It brings something to the table than none of its CSC rivals can touch. It may not get a lot of love from the older, traditional camera club crowd (in fact they’re likely to hate it) but for the younger, social media generation who have caught the photography bug and want to invest in something more serious the Galaxy NX will be like catnip. As such it could well inspire the next generation of interchangeable lens photographers.

The Galaxy NX could signal the end of Samsung’s attempts to take on the likes of Canon and Nikon at their own game, and instead focus on starting up a new game of its one, one which the traditional camera brands have little to no chance of winning. It’s a worrying prospect for the old guard, not in the short term but in the longer term.

At the moment millions crave the latest Galaxy phones, but nobody really aspires to own a Samsung DSLR/CSC, even those who end up buying one. But when my own kids, and their classmates, are old enough to earn their own money and want to get into serious creative photography, which is the interchangeable lens camera that’s going to catch their eye? My bet is that it’s going to be something with a massive screen on the back that looks not unlike the Samsung Galaxy NX.


ISO:100 - 25600
White Balance:AWB, 4 preset, Custom, Manual Colour temp
Lens Mount:Samsung NX
Built-in Flash:TTL Auto pop-up
Output Size:5472 x 3648
Memory Card:Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC
Exposure Comp:+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Cable Release:No
PC Socket:No
Compression:SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Viewfinder Type:Electronic (SVGA 800 x 600)
LCD:4.77in, ScLCD (C-type Touch Control); 1280 x 720 (HD) resolution
Colour Temp Control:Yes
Field of View:100%
White Balance Bracket:Yes
AF Points:105 (Phase Detection AF)
Sensor:23.4 x 15.7mm (APS-C) 20.3MP effective
Max Flash Sync:1/180 sec
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
DoF Prview:No
Dust Reduction:Yes (Supersonic drive)
Metering System:TTL 221 (17x13) Block Segment Metering
Connectivity:3G / 4G, Wi-fi, GPS, Bluetooth, mini HDMI, Micro USB
Live Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:PASM, User, My Mode, Auto, Smart
Movie Mode:1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1920 x 810 (24fps)
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No; Lens based
Power:Rechargeable B73EE (4360 mAh)
Weight:410g (body only)
File Format:Raw (SRW), JPEG
Dimensions:136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7mm
Shutter Speeds:30 - 1/6000 sec, Bulb
Focusing Modes:Single, Continuous, MF, Touch AF
Drive Mode:8.6fps
  1. 1. Samsung Galaxy NX Review – Features
  2. 2. Samsung Galaxy NX Review - Design
  3. 3. Samsung Galaxy NX Review – Performance
  4. 4. Samsung Galaxy NX Review – Image Quality
  5. 5. Samsung Galaxy NX Review – Verdict
  6. 6. Samsung Galaxy NX Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. Samsung Galaxy NX Review - First Look
  8. 8. First Look pt. 2
  9. 9. First Look Video
  10. 10. First Impressions
  11. 11. Operating System
  12. 12. What does it mean for Samsung?
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