8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
great mirror-less camera,
This review is from: Samsung NX1000 SMART Digital Compact System Camera - Black (20.3MP, 20-50mm Lens Kit) 3.0 inch LCD (Electronics)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I have had this camera for about 3 weeks now and I haven't had the opportunity to use it for more than one or two photo-shoots because my 17 year old daughter has taken a real shine to it and has been using it incessantly as part of her A Level Textiles course to photograph all aspects of her fashion portfolio as well as using it on a family holiday.
The camera is lightweight, has very easy to use controls, has an amazing 3" TFT that produces sharp images even in bright sunlight and is ideal for composing the right shot.
The photographs taken with this camera are exceptional - a real step-up from the Canon PowerShot she has previously been using, now consigned to the bottom of her wardrobe. The camera also has a fast-burst mode which has been great for capturing action shots as well as 24 frames/second full HD.
My experience of using the camera, despite only using it on a couple of occasions, has been equally favourable - it has some very clever WIFI features, if you a re a tech-freak you will be in geek heaven, such as the remote viewfinder,which lets you view your camera's screen output on your mobile device - I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, which helps - not sure about compaTability with other brands?
Ultimately, for me, a camera is all about the quality of the images produced in relation to the ease of use in terms of achieving those results. In my book the Samsung NX1000 delivers highly. That said, I also own a Sony NEX-5N that i really love and at the moment is cheaper than the Samsung.
The NEX, in my opinion delivers better results with a similar level of ease of use.
Key Advantages of Samsung NX1000 over Sony NEX-5N:
Better screen that is easier to see in sunlight
20 megapixels vs 16 megapixels
Key Advantages of Sony NEX-5N over Samsung NX1000:
Sony has much better build quality - certainly the Sony feels like the more premium product at a similar price point.
Touch screen controls
Aesthetics and style trump the Samsung NX1000 by a huge margin in my opinion
Very subjective - but the Sony, despite having less mega -pixels, produces more accurate colour in images
Sony have a new model due shortly the NEX-5R so expect price drops on NEX-5N.
If Samsung NX1000 cost about £350 it would win hands-down but at its current price point, hovering around £450, i think the Sony represents better value.
Don't be put off by my opinion - I think that all cameras need to be tried in a shop before purchasing.
My daughter loves the Samsung, whilst I think I will stick with the NEX.