Samsung NX1 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Samsung NX1? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Samsung makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the NX1 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Samsung NX1 below.
In any case, the NX1 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was revealed to the public on September 15th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2995 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the NX1 from Samsung.
Samsung's user manual for the NX1
The camera's user manual is 240 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the NX1 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
Don't forget to bookmark this page for future reference (Ctrl-Shift-D on a Windows PC; Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac). Happy browsing!
Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Samsung NX1 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Samsung's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Samsung NX1 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Samsung NX1
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your NX1 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Samsung NX1 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Samsung NX1 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the NX1.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the NX1?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Samsung equipped the NX1 with the DRIMe 5 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the NX1?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Samsung NX1?
Samsung mentions a shutter rating of 150 000 actuations for the NX1. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the NX1 over, say, three years, one would have to take about 150 pictures each and every day.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Samsung NX1 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Samsung NX1?
The NX1 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Samsung NX1 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The NX1's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Does the Samsung NX1 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards (data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s) in its first slot, and UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s) in its second slot.
Which battery does the NX1 use?
The camera gets its power from the BP1900, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
Is there a vertical grip available for the NX1?
Yes, Samsung offers the ED-VGNX01 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Samsung NX1.
|Camera Model||Samsung NX1|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Samsung NX mount lenses|
|Launch Date||September 2014|
|Launch Price||USD 1 499|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||369 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||28 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||6 480 x 4 320 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||3.63 μm|
|Pixel Density||7.59 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 25 600 ISO|
|ISO Boost||100 - 51 200 ISO|
|Image Processor||DRIMe 5|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||83|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||24.2|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||13.2|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||1363|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2360k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1036k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||15 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||150 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||Single UHS-II|
|USB Connector||USB 3.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||BP1900 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||500 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
139 x 102 x 66 mm
(5.5 x 4.0 x 2.6 in)
|Camera Weight||550 g (19.4 oz)|
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