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Samsung NX1000

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80 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

The Samsung NX1000 boasts most of the functionality of the higher-end NX210, including a 20-megapixel sensor and Wi-Fi, for a fraction of that camera's price. While the NX1000 is a good camera, and takes sharp photos and good HD video -- and should be your top choice if you want an interchangeable-lens compact that includes Wi-Fi -- the gdgt Must-have Sony NEX-5N is faster, has a better selection of available lenses, and sells for about the same price as the NX1000.
80 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

70
hutchinson82
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
70
zackyap
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
50
jaydev
A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
80
Pocket-Lint
The NX1000 might be affordable, but that hasn’t taken any of the bang out of its build and image quality. We’re impressed with what you get for the cash.
 
90
Photography Blog
The Samsung NX1000 isn't the cheapest entry-level compact system camera on the market, but it is a very capable one, sharing the same core DNA as the other new NX models. It's so similar to the NX210 that we'd recommend saving $200 and opting for the NX1000 instead.
 
80
PC Mag
The mirrorless Samsung NX1000 is a little slower than other cameras in its class, but it delivers excellent image quality and aces Wi-Fi implementation.
 
70
Reviewed.com Cameras
Samsung's entry-level model has speed, but it falls short of the competition in some places.
 
80
T3
Viewed as a standalone camera, outwardly the NX1000 may feel a bit insubstantial but if you’ve been waiting to buy a compact system model until the resolution rose above the usual 12 or 16 megapixels, then the NX1000 offers an affordable route to a high pixel count.
 
80
IT Pro Portal
It's a well-sorted little camera and certainly above expectations for an entry-level model. It has plenty of useful features as well as a couple that may need a little work, but on the whole it's a very nice camera to use and produces some very pleasing results.
 
80
TechRadar
The Samsung NX1000 may be plastic-bodied and a little slow at times, but it's quite a capable camera with a number of genuinely useful features that photographers will use often.
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