Samsung NX1 with Sigma 35mm F1.4

The NX1 is now in stock at B&H for the first time

In my first shoot with the NX1 I only had the rather cheap and cheerful kit zoom on the camera. That doesn’t go any faster than F3.5. I’ve since been ordering in some Canon / Nikon adapters and have found the Sigma ART lenses to be a perfect match for the Samsung NX1 in 4K.

The video footage above was shot very quickly but it should give you an idea of just how superb the NX1’s 4K video really is. Fantastic detail, colour and overall feel.

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Samsung NX1 Review – The glory of technology

As always, be sure to download the 4K version from Vimeo here to get any idea at all about the full image quality!

Not a Vimeo Plus member? Download one of my original NX1 4K clips here. This is H.265 converted to ProRes LT.

The NX1 costs $1499 body only or $1699 with the 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens.

The NX1 is a 4K camera out of the box but make no mistake, it is really a 6K camera. When the NX1 was being developed in Samsung’s lab, the sensor output ran at 6.5K raw at 240fps. Although the feature was only for debugging and not destined for consumers, this should give you an idea of the kind of hardware advances they have made with this camera and the new manufacturing techniques they are employing to get there.

The camera has a CPU with 5 cores (general purpose), 240fps object tracking. 4K video, H.265 and 1080/120fps. Further dedicated hardware cores handle various computational tasks rather than them being done in software.

With this camera Samsung are starting to put their boot into the camera industry in a big way.

And it shows in the images.

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The Samsung NX1 Review (evolving) – the legend of the un-editable codec and one giant leap for specs-kind!

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Now available – the EOSHD Samsung NX1 Setup Guide for recommended video settings and much more

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This is part 1. FOR FINAL REVIEW AND CONCLUSION – CLICK HERE!

The NX1 costs $1499 body only or $1699 with the 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens.

I’ve been shooting with the Samsung NX1, an absolutely massive leap for camera technology – even a leap too far?

Take a cup of tea and enjoy my rolling review to find out whether the NX1 is a petulant robot here to make your life difficult, or pushing the bar higher for 4K and DSLRs.

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Samsung NX1 announced with 4K, 24p and **H.265 HVEC codec**

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Review part 1 is now online here

This is a bombshell announcement, a massive upset and a surprise that the NX1 has a 4K H.265 codec. With this model, Samsung have taken technological step-change to the market, adding the first ever High Efficiency Video Codec (HVEC H.265) along with 4K 24p and Ultra HD at 30p to a $1499 mirrorless camera with Super 35mm sensor (APS-C). The codec is a successor to H.264 and is capable of providing ProRes quality at less than half the file size.

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