Samsung NX1000 Digital Camera Review$699.00
Ease of Use
The Samsung NX1000 features a "SMART 2.0" automatic mode that automatically sets certain shooting parameters to best capture the given scene. The camera does this using its 221 segment metering system. This also gets utilized in most of the camera's shooting modes (all except automatic), including both the aperture and shutter priority modes and program auto.
Buttons & Dials
The buttons on the Samsung NX1000 are a bit of a mixed bag. Like most entry-level interchangeable lens cameras the body is mostly made of plastic, and the buttons are mostly set into the plastic flush with the body. They're a little tougher to press than some of the controls on other cameras as a result. This goes for the four rear buttons (outside of the control dial), as well as the smart link button on top.
Effects, Filters, and Scene Modes
The Samsung NX1000 comes packed with many effects and filters. The camera offers a group of scene modes (with a dedicated place on the mode dial), as well as the "picture wizard" color mode controls. They're easy to use and adjust on the fly, letting less advanced users do a great deal of adjustment and impromptu editing right inside the camera.
The manual on the Samsung NX1000 outlines the basics quite well, with a little more information present for those who want to dig a little deeper. It doesn't go into great depth, though, but it presents a decent primer on some basic photography terminology and techniques. If you're just looking for a basic rundown of what the camera can and can't do and how to get started, the manual isn't a bad place to start, and you'll get a little lesson on photography in the meantime.