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What is the sensor size of the Samsung NX1?

The Samsung NX1 is a digital camera that has an APS-C sensor at its core. This imager measures 23.5mm in width and 15.7mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 369 mm2.

The NX1 provides an image resolution of 28 megapixels, based on 6 480 horizontal pixels and 4 320 vertical pixels.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

The sensor diagonal measures 28.3mm, which gives rise to a format factor (or crop factor) of 1.5. Hence, the Samsung NX1 is a crop-sensor camera, as its sensor is smaller than a traditional 35mm film slide or negative.

Samsung NX1 and Credit Card sensor measures

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Samsung NX1 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383
2.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.713.0160880
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p23.813.1165381
4.
 
Leica Q Typ 116 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.312.7222185
5.
 
Leica SL Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.013.4182188
6.
 
Nikon D7200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.514.6133387
7.
 
Panasonic GH4 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p23.212.879174
8.
 
Samsung NX500 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.813.9137987
9.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.7140585
10.
 
Sony RX10 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p23.012.653170
11.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.2224890
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Samsung NX1 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the NX1 was initially launched in September 2014 at a price of $1,499.

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Camera to camera comparisons

In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just use the search menu below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    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 Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 369 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    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
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.69x
    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
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 15 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy150 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer 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
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    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
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BP1900 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 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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