As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX1 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and boutiques. The Samsung NX1's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha a6300 and the A7S) and Samsung (such as the NX500 and the NX100)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX1 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), slightly larger viewfinder (0.68x vs 0.46x) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 16.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), slightly fewer lenses available (55 lenses vs 92 lenses) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (hybrid detection vs phase detection).

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the NX1)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • More focus points: 425 vs 209

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the NX1)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and NX1

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500
5 months newer
$1,399 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX500 (vs the NX1)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×64×43 mm) vs Prosumer size (139×102×66 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 287 g vs 550 g

Significant disadvantages of the NX500 (vs the NX1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No weather sealing
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX500 and NX1

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Capture very high resolution images: 28 MP vs 28 MP
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
4 months older
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the NX1)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly more lenses available: 92 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the NX1)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the A7S and NX1

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
2 years newer
$695 - $698 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the NX1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the NX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.68x
  • Much lower true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 28 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and NX1

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100
4 years older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX100 (vs the NX1)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×71×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (139×102×66 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 282 g vs 550 g

Significant disadvantages of the NX100 (vs the NX1)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • No touch screen
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the NX100 and NX1

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
6 months older
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the NX1)

  • Significantly more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the NX1)

  • Lower resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 28 MP
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and NX1

  • Weather sealed
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX1 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 20.9 MP), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (15 fps vs 6.5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 2,359k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), has much more startup delay (700 ms vs 500 ms) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Significantly more lenses available: 165 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the NX1)

  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 15 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 209
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 6D and NX1

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (139×102×66 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 550 g

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
similar age
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the NX1)

  • Shoots much slower: 6.5 fps vs 15 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 209
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D750 and NX1

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 550 g

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
1 year newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the NX1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the NX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 15 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 153 vs 209

common strengths of the D500 and NX1

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 15 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Lots of focus points: 153 vs 209

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1 year older
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the NX1)

  • Many fewer focus points: 65 vs 209
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 15 fps

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and NX1

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 15 fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), much larger viewfinder (0.68x vs 0.54x), takes much higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 24 MP), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has much more startup delay (700 ms vs 200 ms), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has much more shutter lag (252 ms vs 111 ms) and much fewer lenses available (55 lenses vs 230 lenses).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
2 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the NX1)

  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 700 ms
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much less shutter lag: 111 ms vs 252 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the NX1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 28 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 209

common strengths of the D5600 and NX1

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
6 months newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the NX1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 28 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 209

common strengths of the D7200 and NX1

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.68x
  • Weather sealed

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
5 months newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the NX1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 28 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 209

common strengths of the T6i and NX1

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 months newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the NX1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 28 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 209

common strengths of the D5500 and NX1

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
7 months older
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the NX1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 28 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 209
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps

common strengths of the D3300 and NX1

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 24.2 MP vs 28 MP
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
10 months older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the NX1)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the NX1)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 28 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 209

common strengths of the D5300 and NX1

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 209

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (15 fps vs 5 fps), has a screen which flips out, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 2,100k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), users slower contrast detection autofocus (hybrid detection vs phase detection), has significantly fewer focus points (209 vs 4,779) and is older (september 2014 vs september 2018).

Canon EOS RP

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4 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the NX1)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 209
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the NX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 15 fps

common strengths of the EOS RP and NX1

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS R

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4 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the NX1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 209
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the NX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the EOS R and NX1

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 500 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
9 months newer
$3,890 - $3,995

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the NX1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the NX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and NX1

  • None found