LINK : http://blog.paran.com/payton/42002911New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review         New Interfa...
Started with the NX10, Samsung released the cheaper model NX5. After the NX5, Samsung releasedthe NX100 which is a compact...
User Display     Grid (4types), Histgram, Icons : On / OffViewfinder       Type             EVF (Optional)                ...
Landscape, Sports, Sound Picture                             JPEG Only             Sound Picture   Sound Recording Time (B...
12M (16:9) : Super Fine 166, Fine 332, Normal 499                                      8M (16:9) : Super Fine 232, Fine 46...
It’s the front of the NX100. Different from the NX100, EVF and strobe were taken out, and the designbecomes a compact digi...
It’s the back of the camera. The 3” ALMOED is located and on the right side, buttons are located.Personally, the arrangeme...
As the NX10 users might have noticed, that the battery was inserted with a wrong direction has beensolved. If some beta te...
There’s a little port on the upper side of the AMOLED, and this is the EVF port. I used it at thelaunching meeting of the ...
Clicking the iFn button, by the shooting mode, the function is changed in the order.         Shooting mode                ...
There’s one more sign ‘This lens is suitable to shoot this.’ on the lens body for beginners. The NX 20-500mm F3.5-5.6 lens...
New NX lensesWith the NX100, Samsung has released 2 lenses. They are the NX 20mm F2.8 and 20-500mm F3.5-5.6. One is semi w...
The left one is the NX 20mm F2.8 and the right one is the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6.
Given that the pancake lens from Samsung is quite small, the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 is also prettysmall. I think it’s because...
The NX 20mm F2.8 is mounted. The NX100 is a compact digital camera style, so pancake lenses fitsbetter than the NX10. I co...
I compared it with the EX1 which has the best design of all Samsung cameras, I think. The EX1 mightbe a little bigger, but...
■ RONUD 1 : Samsung NX100 vs Nikon D3The first test is the Nikon D3. It has a different size, but we could see the differe...
As we could see from the results, up to ISO 200, the NX100 showed sharp images, but from ISO 400,details loss and noise ca...
I didn’t test the ISO 1600 of the NX100, because it’s useless. In Up to ISO 200, both cameras showedthe great details. How...
Smart FilterThe NX100 provides 7 kinds of Smart Filters. They are as below◆ Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, Defog...
▲ Vignetting▲ Miniature
▲ Fish-eye▲ Sketch
▲ Defog▲ Halftone Dots
▲ Soft FocusMiniature and defog filters weren’t that effective. The miniature is useful in the area surrounded by alot of ...
▲ Standard ▲ Vivid
▲ Portrait▲ Landscape
▲ Forest▲ Retro
▲ Cool▲ Calm
▲ ClassicLike the Smart Filter, retouching is also available by using the processing of body. Since the Standardpicture wi...
It’s the front. It has the same size of the sensor, but the body of the NX100 is bigger in the the heightand width. Nevert...
Even the recent Olympus E-5 has a better LCD, so high quality LCD is necessary. The NX100 hasadopted the AMOLED. The previ...
The bundle lenses are the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 and E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. They don’t have ISand have compact angle, so the...
They are small for me, but Samsung tries to have a small lens on a comparably big body, while Sonytries to use a small bod...
The weakness of Samsung NX lenses is the sunstar, and it was not different with this lens. But the E18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS a...
▲ NX100 + NX20-50mm F3.5-5.6                  ndResult of the 2        round: NX100 > NEX5■ ROUND 3 : Resolution Compariso...
When taking with F8, due to my mistake, I got a heavily blurred image, so I took it out. Compared withthe NX 20-50 F3.5-5....
In 35mm, except the open quality, the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 was insufficient. Especially, in F8, theresult was worse than I ...
In telephoto angle, the NX 20-50 F3.5-5.6 showed the better quality in opening, but it became similarin F8.It’s not quite ...
although the live view image is not clear, it’s displayed as if it’s a proper exposure for more convenientshooting.IF you ...
Conclusion– Good design and useful functions, but the sensor needs to be improved.This is my conclusion of the NX100.AF sp...
Detail : BMovie quality : B-AMOLED : AAInterface : BAWB : B-Grip : CBattery : CGenerally, the design, body size, and the l...
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review
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Generally, the design, body size, and the lens performance are good, but the insufficient high ISO noise performance due to the old sensor and the movie quality are weaknesses. However, it’s easy to use, so it’s good for beginners.

I already have the D3 and D7000, so the NX100 will only be used when going out somewhere without big baggage, because the F mount of Nikon consists of large and expensive lenses such as AF-S NIKKOR 200mm F2G Super ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED N, and TAMRON SP AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 VC USD. Instead of the D7000 having a small body compared to the lens size, it will be used for indoor shooting or movie recording.

I recommend this camera for users having various cameras like me as a sub body, or for mother and father, as a main or family camera.

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  1. 1. LINK : http://blog.paran.com/payton/42002911New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Review New Interface Mirrorless camera from Samsung, NX100 Reviewi-Function
  2. 2. Started with the NX10, Samsung released the cheaper model NX5. After the NX5, Samsung releasedthe NX100 which is a compact digital camera style with 2 lenses different from the NX10 and NX5.The sensor used in the GX-20 has been adopted in the NX100 with a little tuning, and becomes asimple model by taking out the viewfinder and the strobe. However, for better user interface, buttonshave been rearranged and Smart Dial which was applied in the WB1000 is also supported. The i-Function lens is also provided for user convenience. The i-Function will be handled later.Specifications Type CMOS Sensor size 23.4×15.6mm Image Sensor Effective Pixel Approx. 14.6 Mega-pixels Total Pixel Approx. 15.1 Mega-pixels Color Filter RGB primary color filter Mount Samsung NX Mount Lens Usable Lens Samsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount Image Type Lens Shift (depends on Lens) Stabilization Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2 Distortion Correct Mode LDC On / Off (depends on Lens) Dust Reduction Type Super sonic drive Type AMOLED Size 3.0” Display Resolution VGA (640x480) 614k dots (PenTile) Field of View Approx. 100%
  3. 3. User Display Grid (4types), Histgram, Icons : On / OffViewfinder Type EVF (Optional) Type Contrast AF Selection : 1point (Free selection) Focusing point Multi : Normal 15points, Close Up 35pointsFocusing Face Detection : Max. 10faces Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, MF AF-assist lamp Yes (Green LED) Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane Type shutterShutter Auto:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. Speed Manual:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time : 8 min) Metering Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot System Metering range : EV0 ~ 18 (ISO100•30mm F2.0) Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)Exposure AE Lock AEL button Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (1EV or 1/3EV step) ISO Equivalent Extension settable : ISO 6400 * Auto ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 1600) Single, Continuous, Burst, Self-timer, Bracket (AE, Modes WB, PW) JPEG : 3fps up to 6shots (LDC : On) 10shots (LDC : Off) Burst mode : Continuous 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30shots by 1 released RAW :Drive Mode 3fps up to 3shots Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), White Balance Bracket Bracket (±3step), Picture Wizard Bracket (Selectable 3modes) Self-timer 2-30sec. (1sec. step) Remote Wired : SR9NX01 (Optional) controller Internal Flash N/A Samsung External Flash available (SEF42A, External Flash SEF20A, SEF15A : Optional)Flash Synchro (Flash Hot Shoe attachment) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Modes Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)White Balance Micro Each 7steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis adjustmentDynamic Range Expansion Smart Range On / Off Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, ModesPicture Wizard Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3) Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color Smart Auto, Lens Priority, Program, Shutter Priority, Modes Aperture Priority , Manual, Scene, MovieShooting Beauty shot, Children, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Scene Mode Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Night, Portrait,
  4. 4. Landscape, Sports, Sound Picture JPEG Only Sound Picture Sound Recording Time (Before and after shooting each 5 or 10sec.) JPEG (3:2) : 14M (4592x3056), 10M (3872x2592), 6M (3008x2000), 2M (1920x1280), 1.4M (1472x976): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9) : 12M (4592x2584), 8M (3872x2176), 5M (3008x1688), Image Size 2M (1920x1080) JPEG (1:1) : 9M (3056x3056), 6.7M (2592x2592), 4M (2000x2000), 1.6M (1280x1280) RAW : 14M (4592x3056) Quality Super fine , Fine, Normal RAW Format SRW Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB Format MP4 (H.264) Compression Movie : H.264 , Sound : AAC Mode Program, Aperture Priority With Audio or without Audio Movie ClipMovie (user selectable, recording time : 25 minutes) Image Size 1280x720 , 640x480 , 320x240 (Default : 1280x720) Frame rate 30fps Sound Mono Sound Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming Single image, Thumbnails (3/9/20 images), Slide Type show, Movie Highlight Available Warning Red eye fix, Back light comp., Photo Style Selector, Editing Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Smart Filter Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus JPEG (3:2)Image Play - 6M (3008x2000), 2M (1920x1280), VGA (640x424) JPEG (4:3) Smart Filter - 6M (3008x2256), 2M (1920x1440), VGA (640x480) JPEG (16:9) - 5M (3008x1688), 2M (1920x1080), VGA (640x360) JPEG (1:1) - 4M (2000x2000), 1.6M (1280x1280), VGA (480x480) Photo Style Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy, Classic Selector Media SD, SDHC RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, File Format PictBridge 1.0 14M : RAW 34Storage 14M (3:2) : Super Fine 141, Fine 282, Normal 423 10M (3:2) : Super Fine 195, Fine 391, Normal 587 Capacity (1GB) 6M (3:2) : Super Fine 320, Fine 640, Normal 961 2M (3:2) : Super Fine 732, Fine 1465, Normal 2198 Burst (1.4M) : Super Fine 1161, Fine 2322, Normal 3484
  5. 5. 12M (16:9) : Super Fine 166, Fine 332, Normal 499 8M (16:9) : Super Fine 232, Fine 464, Normal 696 5M (16:9) : Super Fine 376, Fine 752, Normal 1129 2M (16:9) : Super Fine 850, Fine 1703, Normal 2550 9M (1:1) : Super Fine 210, Fine 420, Normal 630 6.7M (1:1) : Super Fine 288, Fine 576, Normal 864 4M (1:1) : Super Fine 470, Fine 940, Normal 1411 1.6M (1:1) : Super Fine 1041, Fine 2083, Normal 3121 Movie : 1280x720 : High Quality 15min., Normal 22min. 640x480 : High Quality 44min., Normal 66min. 320x240 : High Quality 145min., Normal 210min. ※ These figures are measured under the Samsung standard 16 (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Languages Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Simplified/Traditional Chinese) Direct Printing PictBridge Type Geo-tagging w/ Optional GPS Module (WGS84) GPS - Location Name (OSD) (English and Korean only) Function - Google Map Link (with intelli-Studio) Digital Output USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED) Connector NTSC, PAL (user selectable) Video Output HDMI 1.3 : (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P) Interface External Yes Release DC Power DC 9.0V, 1.5A (100 ~ 240V) Input Connector Rechargeable battery : BP1310 (1300mAh) Charger: BC1310 Type AC Adaptor : AD9NX01 (Optional) Power Source * Included battery may vary depending on sales region Still : 420shots / 210min (CIPA Standard) Battery Life Movie : 130min Dimension 120.5×71×34.5mm (excluding the projecting parts of (WxHxD) the camera) 282g (without battery and memory card) Weight Physical 340g (Battery and memory card included) Specification Operating 0 ~ 40 °C Temperature Operating 5 ~ 85% Humidity intelli-studio 2.1, Software Samsung RAW Converter 4, Adobe ReaderAppearance of the NX100
  6. 6. It’s the front of the NX100. Different from the NX100, EVF and strobe were taken out, and the designbecomes a compact digital camera style not an SLR style. Except the protruding grip, it has a quitesimple appearance.Looking at the side, USB 2.0, HDMI, release, and 9V power ports are located with C button. This Cbutton makes Continuous AF available while recording a movie. It will be useful when comparing theAF performance with the Sony Alpha NX-5.
  7. 7. It’s the back of the camera. The 3” ALMOED is located and on the right side, buttons are located.Personally, the arrangement of buttons is a little more convenient than the NX10, and Smart Dialwhich was applied in the WB1000 makes it more convenient. It was included in the EX1, and since Iused the EX1 a lot, I really get used to this Smart Dial.At the meeting of the NX100 with Power bloggers, the NX100 has a leaf design, but to be honest, Idon’t know if it is. Except the additional dial to select Scene mode with i-Function, it’s not that differentfrom the NX10.
  8. 8. As the NX10 users might have noticed, that the battery was inserted with a wrong direction has beensolved. If some beta tester didn’t point it out, the NX100 could also have had the same problem.As an experienced user, I won’t have any problem with it, but for most of the users, this slight mistakecould be a big weakness, so it’s very good to have fixed it.In order to be better, Samsung has to catch and improve the small things, and makes the cameraeasy to use even for beginners. I think that leads the i-Function. I hope they will be better.
  9. 9. There’s a little port on the upper side of the AMOLED, and this is the EVF port. I used it at thelaunching meeting of the NX100, and like the EVF of the GF1, it was not that good.Especially, I’d rather not recommend using it on a sunny day. Actually, the AMOLED is visible on asunny day, so I don’t think it’s necessary.Instead of built-in EVF and strobe, external strobe and GPS can be attached. However, I think it couldhave been better if it was included in the package like the Sony Alpha NEX-5. The built-in strobe isquite more useful for users than expected. That Panasonic includes the built-in strobe in the GF1/2means a lot to the NX100, I think.At least for manufacturing a mold, Samsung would be much better than Panasonic, I think, so I hopethey put the built-in strobe in the camera with a smaller body, or at lease provided like the Sony.i-Function, Samsung’s consideration for beginnersPersonally, I unofficially heard that there would be i-Function included in the NX100. At that time, tobe honest, I thought‘They should have focused more on the image processing engine.’However, after the NX10 has been released, people who are not used to interchangeable lenscameras like this function. Especially, people in my office liked it because of its convenience.However, I still don’t use the i-Function much.Other than users like me, beginners were comfortable to simply adjust the camera settings with the i-Function and focus ring without using various buttons on the camera.
  10. 10. Clicking the iFn button, by the shooting mode, the function is changed in the order. Shooting mode P A S M Shutter speed - - O O Aperture value - O - O Exposure value O O O - White balance O O O O ISO O O O OI had started shooting with a compact digital camera, but have been used to high level DSLR cameras.That’s why I am still not used to these functions, but the idea adopting the UI in a lens is really great.
  11. 11. There’s one more sign ‘This lens is suitable to shoot this.’ on the lens body for beginners. The NX 20-500mm F3.5-5.6 lens having a mountain and woman is for landscape and portrait, and the NX 20mmF2.8 lens having only mountain is a wide angle lens for landscape. Because only these 2 lenses havethe mark, I don’t know which mark will be added on the next lens. However, this shows how muchSamsung care about beginners.
  12. 12. New NX lensesWith the NX100, Samsung has released 2 lenses. They are the NX 20mm F2.8 and 20-500mm F3.5-5.6. One is semi wide angle lens for landscape, and the other is a standard zoom lens which makesthe NX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS smaller. I didn’t think people use it much due to the angle, but a lot ofpeople use them. The 20-50mm angle was not inconvenient as much as I expected. Of course, I wasnot fully satisfied with it.
  13. 13. The left one is the NX 20mm F2.8 and the right one is the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6.
  14. 14. Given that the pancake lens from Samsung is quite small, the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 is also prettysmall. I think it’s because Samsung used to work with Pentax, so cameras were small and also thelenses with high performance.
  15. 15. The NX 20mm F2.8 is mounted. The NX100 is a compact digital camera style, so pancake lenses fitsbetter than the NX10. I could see the future of Samsung camera from these small and simple lenses.In the interchangeable lens camera market, lenses are the asset, so Samsung needs to keepdesigning good lenses.Comparison of camera appearanceLet me try to compare the NX100 with my cameras in size.
  16. 16. I compared it with the EX1 which has the best design of all Samsung cameras, I think. The EX1 mightbe a little bigger, but given that the 6x larger sensor size, the NX100 is smaller than I expected.I put it with the Sony Alpha NEX-5. It’s much smaller than the NX100. Of course, in the lens size, theNX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 is smaller than the E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SSS. I’ll compare them later.Noise and Detail performance test of the NX100In this time, I’m going to show you the comparison to Nikon D3 which is the first full frame DSLR andSony Alpha NEX-5 which is a competition model in noise and detail performance. For the mostobjective test, I tested them after setting cameras as below.● On a tripod with the same distance● JPEG Fine Large and NR off● 135 format and 50mm Focal length● Exposure 1/2 sec and F5.6 in ISO 100. Setting the shutter speed by raising the ISO● Using a white paper to set the custom white balance● The red box means noise reduction, and the blue box is detail loss by the increase of noise.● The results are original cropped images and the left is the NX100 and the right is from others.
  17. 17. ■ RONUD 1 : Samsung NX100 vs Nikon D3The first test is the Nikon D3. It has a different size, but we could see the difference in performancebetween 2007 and 2010.
  18. 18. As we could see from the results, up to ISO 200, the NX100 showed sharp images, but from ISO 400,details loss and noise came more. From ISO 800, the detail was harmed more and there was severechroma noise at the same time. Of course, there was some halo effect in the NX100 due to the strongsharpness. For your information, because the JPEG detail of the Nikon D3 is a little insufficient, I tookRAW+JPEG Fine Large and just converted RAW from Nikon capture. It showed the better detailed.That’s why we need to see RAW converted to see the real detail of the D3. Anyway, the image of theNX100 in low ISO is quite cool, I think.It kept good details in up to ISO 200, from 400 to 800, it could be used for blog or web sites, and fromISO 1600, it could only be used for SNS after resized, I think. I don’t want to recommend ISO 400 andhigher when comparing it with the D3. However, comparing to other APS-C format cameras, ISO 800is good enough to use, and up to ISO 1600, it’s not that bad. stResult of the 1 round: NX100 < D3■ RONUD 2 : Samsung NX100 vs Sony Alpha NEX5The second test is with the APS-C interchangeable mirrorless Sony NEX-5. After the A550, Sony hasstarted to have good high ISO performance, so I could expect it’s better than the NX100 in high ISOperformance.Samsung tried much, but they could reduce the size as small as the NEX-5. Given that it has a longflange bag, Samsung did a good job to reduce the size. Because Samsung is very good at reducingthe size of the lenses, I can expect the next model. Like the previous test, here’s the result.
  19. 19. I didn’t test the ISO 1600 of the NX100, because it’s useless. In Up to ISO 200, both cameras showedthe great details. However, by increasing ISO, the details started to decrease. When it comes to theNX100, from ISO 800, saturation went wrong. Besides, it couldn’t keep the detail as much as theNEX-5. Given that the NEX-5 also couldn’t keep the details from ISO 800, the performance of sensorand processing engine of the NX100 has to be improved. ndResult of the 2 round: NX100 < NEX5 st ndThe 1 round with the D3 was like a practice to see the current level of the NX100, and the 2 roundwith the NEX-5 is more important. I hope Samsung will make a better camera
  20. 20. Smart FilterThe NX100 provides 7 kinds of Smart Filters. They are as below◆ Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, Defog, Halftone Dots, Soft FocusAfter shooting, images are retouched by using the processing of the body. ▲ Original
  21. 21. ▲ Vignetting▲ Miniature
  22. 22. ▲ Fish-eye▲ Sketch
  23. 23. ▲ Defog▲ Halftone Dots
  24. 24. ▲ Soft FocusMiniature and defog filters weren’t that effective. The miniature is useful in the area surrounded by alot of building, and the defog filter could have been more effective if the weather was cloudy.These various effects are cool, but it could have been better it provided the result preview function ina live view status. I think live view camera could have this strong point. Since the E-30 DSLR supportsthis function, the NX100 should also support it, I think. I hope the next model will support this function.As I know, the micro four third cameras from Olympus supported this function from the E-30.Picture WizardSince the Custom Look from Kodak, manufacturers have provided users with various settings ofsaturation, contrast, and exposure. Samsung also offers various color settings with the name PictureWizard. Like previous Samsung cameras, the NX100 offers 9 kinds of Picture Wizard modes.◆ Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom1/2/3They are the results of Picture Wizard except Custom Picture Wizard.
  25. 25. ▲ Standard ▲ Vivid
  26. 26. ▲ Portrait▲ Landscape
  27. 27. ▲ Forest▲ Retro
  28. 28. ▲ Cool▲ Calm
  29. 29. ▲ ClassicLike the Smart Filter, retouching is also available by using the processing of body. Since the Standardpicture wizard had high saturation and contrast, for portrait shooting, the Portrait was better. Thesamples in the NX100 review were taken with Portrait or Standard. If you take shots with the intensionto use retouching, I think the Portrait is better.Comparison with the NEX-5This is the main part of this review, but I should have more focused on this part. However, I hope thisis going to be an opportunity to see the feature of each camera. Here’s the order.■ Appearance■ Sunstars of bundle lenses■ Resolution Comparison (Center and Corner)I didn’t test the noise level, because it was already done in the previous section.■ ROUND 1 : Appearance
  30. 30. It’s the front. It has the same size of the sensor, but the body of the NX100 is bigger in the the heightand width. Nevertheless, the NX100 has a smaller mount size, because the E mount of Sony is as bigas A mount. In the design, the Nx100 looks simple, but the NEX-5 is more cyber and aggressive.Both cameras support HDMI and USB 2.0, but the NX100 doesn’t have the common port which isused for other various cameras. Especially, for me who use a lot of mobile devices, it’s reallyinconvenient to carry a separate cable. They should have followed the standard in this basic part.
  31. 31. Even the recent Olympus E-5 has a better LCD, so high quality LCD is necessary. The NX100 hasadopted the AMOLED. The preview quality is not good enough, but the AMOLED is an advantage formirrorless cameras having only live view.
  32. 32. The bundle lenses are the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 and E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. They don’t have ISand have compact angle, so the size of the lenses are quite different. The weight is more different, asI felt. The NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 is made of plastic, so it looks a little cheaper.
  33. 33. They are small for me, but Samsung tries to have a small lens on a comparably big body, while Sonytries to use a small body with a big lens. I personally prefer the NEX-5 body to the NX100 inappearance, but because I expected the performance of the lenses from Samsung, I have selectedthe NX100.■ ROUND 2 : Sunstars of bundle lensesLet’s test the sunstars and flair of the 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 과 E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. Normally, it’snot easy to see flairs, but I checked it just in case.Both lenses were tested in the wide angle, and I cropped the blue box. The left is the combination ofthe NX100 and NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6, and the right is the combination of the NEX-5 + E 18-55mmF3.5-5.6 OSS.
  34. 34. The weakness of Samsung NX lenses is the sunstar, and it was not different with this lens. But the E18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS also didn’t have that good sunstar, and it had flair much. (There was no filterfor both lenses.) The picture of the NEX-5 was a little better with AWB as below. ▲ NEX5 + E18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
  35. 35. ▲ NX100 + NX20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ndResult of the 2 round: NX100 > NEX5■ ROUND 3 : Resolution Comparison (Center and Corner)Let’s take the resolution test of the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 and E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. Due to thelight source of my home, I used the timer and tripod and turned off the OSS function the NEX-5.The test was made with wide (NX100 : 20mm, NEX-5 : 18mm),, middle (35mm), and telephoto(NX100 : 50mm, NEX-5 : 55mm) and the results are as below. The left is the results of the NX100 +NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6, and right is the results of the NEX-5 + E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS.□ Wide angle testFor the wide angle test, the following areas are divided into the center and corner, and the originalimages were cropped. The red box is the center, and the blue box is the corner. Fortunately, both lenshave the same maximum aperture value, so there was no difficulty to set the aperture value.Here’s the test result.
  36. 36. When taking with F8, due to my mistake, I got a heavily blurred image, so I took it out. Compared withthe NX 20-50 F3.5-5.6 20mm showing the good results, the E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 showed blurry resultin both center and corner, but from F4, it started to be stable. However, even in F5.6, the cornerquality wasn’t good enough. In wide angle, the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 was better.□ Middle angle (35mm) testThis was done like the wide angle test.
  37. 37. In 35mm, except the open quality, the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 was insufficient. Especially, in F8, theresult was worse than I expected. The E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS was better.□ Telephoto angle testThis was done like the wide angle test.
  38. 38. In telephoto angle, the NX 20-50 F3.5-5.6 showed the better quality in opening, but it became similarin F8.It’s not quite enough to see the performance of both lenses, but the NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 showedbetter quality in opening and corner quality. As some users said, ‘Samsung for Optics and Sony forBody’ was meaningful to me. rdResult of the 3 round: NX100 > NEX5■ Other comparisonAfter using them for 6 weeks□ Continuous AF : NX100 > NEX5It was fast in the NX100, but not smooth, while the NEX-5 shows slow, but smooth movement.□ Movie quality : NX100 < NEX5□ Various functions : NX100 = NEX5NX100: Framing mode, i-Function, and Smart Filter / NEX-5: Sweep Panorama and HDR■ ConclusionThe NEX-5 was better than the NX100 in the overall camera performance. However, the NX lenseswere better than E lenses. Generally, the technology of lenses is more difficult to be improved thancameras, so Samsung can easily be better, but Sony also provided powerful lenses in the Alphamount, so their weakness can also easily disappear, I think. Samsung needs to focus on the body,while Sony needs on the lens. Anyway, so far, lens is for Samsung, and body is for Sony.Sample pictures taken by the NX100Let’s take a look at the sample pictures taken by the NX100. All the sample images were taken by NX20-50mm F3.5-5.6 or NX 20mm F2.8, and for studio portrait, Portrait picture wizard was used, and forothers, Standard picture wizard was used.When taking studio portrait shots, I used a wireless controller, and framing mode was helpful. Theweakness of live view cameras is that when using flash synchro, the result is not reflected, so thescreen goes black. However, the framing mode raises the sensitivity by using the software, so
  39. 39. although the live view image is not clear, it’s displayed as if it’s a proper exposure for more convenientshooting.IF you are about to use the NX100 or NX10 in a studio, I strongly recommend using the framing mode.The model is Park Ga-Hee belonging to My Ent. and made her debut as an actress. I and Park Ga-Hee have the copyright. And My Ent and Park Ga-Hee have the portrait rights. Please do not copy orupload, but just watch them.
  40. 40. Conclusion– Good design and useful functions, but the sensor needs to be improved.This is my conclusion of the NX100.AF speed : B-AF accuracy : BAF performance : DNoise reduction : C-
  41. 41. Detail : BMovie quality : B-AMOLED : AAInterface : BAWB : B-Grip : CBattery : CGenerally, the design, body size, and the lens performance are good, but the insufficient high ISOnoise performance due to the old sensor and the movie quality are weaknesses. However, it’s easy touse, so it’s good for beginners.I already have the D3 and D7000, so the NX100 will only be used when going out somewhere withoutbig baggage, because the F mount of Nikon consists of large and expensive lenses such as AF-SNIKKOR 200mm F2G Super ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED N, and TAMRON SP AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 VC USD. Instead of the D7000 having a small body compared to the lens size, it willbe used for indoor shooting or movie recording.I recommend this camera for users having various cameras like me as a sub body, or for mother andfather, as a main or family camera.

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