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Samsung NX1000 Digital Camera Review$699.00
The NX1000 reproduced motion quite well from our test rig. There was very little trailing, though there was some ghosting and artifacting present in the image. The motion of the pinwheels was fairly smooth, but the camera had trouble rendering the vertical lines on the side of the train. More on how CamcorderInfo tests motion.
We found that bright light sharpness was somewhat limited with the NX1000, as the camera had difficulty downsampling the 20-megapixel signal and producing much beyond 500 lw/ph of sharpness. Vertical sharpness was also limited, as only around 425 lw/ph was visible in our test footage. More on how CamcorderInfo tests video sharpness.
Low light sharpness was also quite poor with the Samsung NX1000, with a dropoff of about 25 lw/ph in either direction. The major difference was just in the appearance of contrast given the lower light level, though. In truth, the camera struggled in both lighting conditions, making it hard for us to recommend it over a dedicated video camera.
Low Light Sensitivity
The Samsung NX1000 needed 19 lux of light to reach 50 IRE on our waveform monitor. We call this the camera's low light sensitivity because that is the minimum amount of light needed to create a video image that passes broadcast television's brightness requirements. Compared to your average consumer camcorder, this sensitivity score from the NX1000 isn't very good, but it's workable. Part of the reason for the NX1000's sub-par showing in this test stems from the camera's f/3.5 kit lens. A faster lens with a wider aperture should give the NX1000 a boost in low light video.