escapewheel: I recently switched from a Micro 4/3 setup to an NX1 + NX500 with several lenses. There's certainly no doubt that the NX1 files are a notable step up in terms of dynamic range and (especially) post-processing flexibility. I've found the quality of the glass to be impressive - even the 16-50 power zoom on the NX500 is remarkably sharp, with excellent IS to boot.
Everything isn't perfect, though. Even with the latest firmware on both bodies and all lenses, autofocus in lower light is a crap shoot, particularly with the 45mm f1.8. I'm not even talking about near-dark conditions, just dim. Auto white balance goes haywire in lower light, too, especially under fluorescents. Both cameras have times where they either freeze completely or slow down considerably in operational speed... they feel more like computers in that sense.
I'm still on the fence about the NX system. Very capable, good glass, but some definite concerns about stability and - most obviously - the future of the system.
otto k -- good reply; I've used the 30mm plus other primes on all the NX sensors, starting with the 14mp on the NX10, and they have all performed better with each new sensor. In particular the 30 & 45mm's show an astounding ability to resolve any scene better that I've encountered with this 28mp sensor.
nerd2: What is jpg buffer for middle sized (say, 14mp) jpgs? I dont really think anybody will do 9fps burst of humongous 28mp raw for long anyway.
You can fire off a one second, 30 shot burst of 7mp jpgs in 1 second.
dagobah: I'm impressed with the RAW conversion results and the detail pulled from the shadows. That single tiny rear wheel looks a little bit limiting, though. Even the Canon S100 has two wheels (counting the ring adjuster).
dagobah; Yes, to the left of the mode dial & behind the shutter button - I have this camera. Very convenient positioning of both dials. I shoot mostly in M mode - top dial shutter, back dial aperture works great for me. There are other ways to configure these and also various buttons on the camera.
There is a wheel on top also - both work very nicely.
WanderingEYE: I am a film maker and I was considering buying this camera but I read in some reviews that the auto-focus when shooting movies in live view when you touch the screen to refocus was very fast, in fact too fast and therefore jarring.
Say, for example, you are filming a discussion with several people on screen and you want to shift focus between the speakers by touching their image on the touch screen. The focus should ideally change smoothly and not too rapidly, and there should be no seeking. I read that the NX1 refocuses very fast in this kind of situation and that it is in fact so fast that the effect is abrupt and very noticeable.
I am trying to find out if the new firmware brought out in January 2015, v1.2, addresses this issue. Does it allow you to alter, and specifically, to slow down the speed at which the camera refocuses in the situation I have described above? If I was sure it did I would buy the camera.
I believe that has been addressed; there might be 3 different speeds now that can be used.
zakaria: Good job Samsung mean while it is a pricy camera. Nikon d750 is better to get.
"If you....line, you .....value, IF you ...." All these you's may apply to you, but they don't include me. I had no problem selling my nx200 18 months ago after getting the nx300 -- received 65% of my original cost. Not too bad after 17 months of wonderful use. You may want to be a little more careful with the all inclusive "you". I'm not going to draw conclusions for anybody else through my own experiences; I find that a prudent course.
JEROME NOLAS: It's DSLR size, the 16-50mm lens is heavy and very expensive. What they were thinking about?
" Reminds me of Ford model T marketing." Its marketing may have been simple by today's standards, but it's difficult to argue the product's success.
The NG article is very good reading. Very informative for the ignorant among us (that especially includes me). The Ogalala have a wonderful way with language - expressing gentleness, hope and a dash of pride.
Just spent the weekend using LR4 PV2012 to salvage some vacation photos taken in the midday Summer sun in beautiful Sydney in December; brutal lighting. Quicker and more flexible in PV2012; did many photos that I didn't even attempt with LR3.6 PV2010.
Thanks for the article. It will help me finish the job.
Tried and liked the changes in the Basic Module; finer control in adjusting the shadow areas and highlights with the white & black sliders added. Also enjoyed using the extra controls on the brush etc. tools.
Look forward to checking out some of the other changes/additions.