First impressions of Samsung's Galaxy NX: An Android-powered camera with promise
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We experimented with a few lenses when putting the Samsung Galaxy NX through its paces in our studio testing. We found the best results when using a Pentax 50mm F2.8 macro lens we had in house. Using a proven lens for these tests allowed us to focus more on sensor image quality when measuring results.
The Galaxy NX's photo quality is excellent by smartphone standards, and holds up well against DSLR and mirrorless cameras. In good light, you'll be able to comfortably shoot at ISOs as high as— though they won't be great when viewed at 100% at that sensitivity.
When shooting in Raw mode, the Galaxy has very little luminance noise until around. Color noise becomes an issue at , at which point details start to disappear. As you'd expect, there's more chroma (color) noise at ISO and , though it's comparable to other APS-C cameras.
In low light the Galaxy NX doesn't have an unusual color cast, and itsare similar to those taken in bright light. Details get smudged at higher sensitivities — such as — though the Galaxy NX remains competitive.
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