LCD and Viewfinder
Samsung NX100 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 614k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
NX100 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Samsung NX100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately NX100 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Samsung NX100 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 15 points to choose from.
Samsung NX100 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Samsung NX100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
NX100 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Samsung NX100 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 or Fujifilm X-T100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect NX100 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Samsung NX100 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 420 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 356 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Samsung NX100 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Samsung NX100 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Samsung NX100 is $365.90