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Imaging Resource gets their hands on the NX1 - very impressive

Discussion in 'Samsung NX Forum' started by tomO2013, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. tomO2013

    tomO2013 SC Rookie

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    This could finally be the 'game changer' for Samsung.
     
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
  4. tomO2013

    tomO2013 SC Rookie

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    Oct 19, 2014
    Without any noise reduction I'm seriously impressed by the ISO6400 level of detail retained and the lack of noise for such a high ISO. Well done Samsung. If this is true, the NX1 is easily knocking on current FF levels of performance at ISO6400.
    Downsample this shot and you have a VERY useable shot, more than adequate for large prints.

    The ISO25600, well it works - and again you could downsample if in a bind. Would I use it? Probably not. Still the A7s and D4 are probably the only cameras that can give clean enough shots at that high a level.

    This could shake up the marketplace nicely. Would be lovely to see Sigma, Tamron and a few others jump onboard the NX mount. That and I'd like to see a nice very fast 'S' grade prime lenses from Samsung in the 50mm and 85mm focal lengths.
     
  5. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    My local Brick n' Mortar camera store (bless them), now carry Samsung!
    This now makes their on hand inventory outside of Nikon & Canon as follows:

    Pentax
    Sony
    Fuji
    Olympus
    Panasonic

    Oh and my camera club gets 10% discount off purchases too! :smile:
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Refreshing to see a reviewer actually note having too shallow a depth-of-field as a problem, which can occur even here with an f/2.8 zoom lens on an APS-C sensor. For example, this following (ISO 1600) image has a very narrow depth-of-field which makes it obvious that the image is back focused on some of the feathers on the mask and not on the eyes.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/YSAM_0559.HTM
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    It's also possible to download the raw files from the IR review if you click on any of the images and insert ".SRW" into the url, although I'm not sure what programs can currently open them.

    i.e. change ...YSAM_0665.HTM to ...YSAM_0665.SRW.HTM

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/YSAM_0665.SRW.HTM

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/YSAM_0688.SRW.HTM

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/YSAM_0559.SRW.HTM

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/YSAM_0579.SRW.HTM

    etc.

    It seems that after all the good work Samsung did in finally adding lossless compression to their raw files, the raws from the NX1 are back in the 40-50Mb range.
     
  8. tomO2013

    tomO2013 SC Rookie

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    Oct 19, 2014
    AFAIK (and correct me if I am wrong) but the NX1 uses 14bit raw files in single shot mode. It would be interesting to see the shot to shot difference in continious shooting mode (12bit raws) vs the single shot 14bit files.

    A 14bit RAW file combined with the much higher MP count may account for the increase in RAW size.
    Perhaps Samsung will offer a compressed raw mode (similar to Nikon and Sony), or even provide the option to shoot 12bit RAWs in single shot mode....
     
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  9. Brian style

    Brian style SC Regular

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    Jan 3, 2014
    IR aren't the only ones so impressed with the NX1 after a short time that they can't wait to get one for proper testing:
    http://petapixel.com/2014/11/01/hands-samsungs-nx1-one-samsung-camera-rule/

    I get the feeling I'm going to get an NX1. Although I wait for Samsung's cameras to drop in price (start seeing drops after as little as 5 or 6 months) I don't think I'm going to wait, This camera is looking like it is going to take the fight to DSLRs. Who would have guessed it would be SAMSUNG!?!? Lol.

    I'm thinking the NX1+16-50 will be the combo that actually steals work away from my 60d+18-35
     
  10. Brian style

    Brian style SC Regular

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    Jan 3, 2014