The Samsung NX100 digital camera has a 14.6-megapixel resolution and combines professional image quality with some features that make the camera really easy to use without actually being a professional. This model has interchangeable lenses and is really lightweight and decently portable.
The NX100 comes in two colors - black and brown - and measures 4.7 x 1.4 x 2.8-inches and weighs 0.62-pounds, which makes it lightweight and portable. The body does have a smooth finish, which does make it a little slick, but Samsung did a good job of making it ergonomic. There is a little bulge on the right side (if looking from the rear) to help add some grip to it.
The top of the Samsung NX100 has a power toggle, a mode dial, shutter release, a zoom wheel and a smart shoe attachment for accessories. The back side of the camera has a 3-inch AMOLED display that is extremely bright and crisp. There's also a four way navigation pad that doubles as a scroll-like navigation wheel. It's quite slick and you frequently bypass the menu option that you really wanted to select. There's also a few other buttons, including a button to bring up the menu, a playback button, trash button and one to turn on/off the display.
Some of the specifications of the Samsung NX100 digital camera include a 14.6-megapixel CMOS resolution with a maximum image size of 4592 x 3056-pixels, a shutter speed of 30 - 1/4000 sec, a retractable 20-50mm zoom lens with a 30.8-77mm focal length (35mm equivalent). There are 14 scene modes, SD/SDHC card support (32GB maximum), JPEG and RAW image capture and 720p video recording at 30 frames per second. Videos are recorded in MPEG-4 format.
One of the buttons on the side of the lens is labeled "iFn", which allows you to adjust the exposure, white balance, aperture, shutter-speed and ISO settings without having to take your eyes off the subject.
There's no built-in flash, but there is an accessory hotshoe for attaching a separate flash. You can also add an electronic viewfinder if you wish for an additional cost as well. The interchangeable lenses also offer a professional touch and offer a wide range of photographic abilities and each has the "iFn" button as we mentioned above. The i-Scene lens priority mode automatically detects which lens is attached and suggests a scene mode to use that best suits your current lens. This allows users to utilize the more advanced feature of having different lenses, but also allows the hobbyist photographer to not be overwhelmed with settings and options. More experienced users can have complete control over every aspect of the camera if they desire as well.
An attachable GPS tracker can also be purchased separately and allows you to geotag images on the fly.
In subjective testing, the Samsung NX100 took excellent quality images in well-lit shooting conditions. No degradation of sharpness was detected from edge to edge and no noise was seen either. Colors were vibrant and almost seemed to "pop" off the photo. Low-light images were average, but dramatically improved with the use of a hotshoe flash attachment. Video quality was also very good and
The included battery lasts approximately 420 shots, which is pretty good and is helped by the use of the low-energy AMOLED display.