Samsung NX1000 Digital Compact System Camera White (20.3MP, 20-50mm Lens Kit) and Samsung 7.0 Galaxy Tab 2 White 8GB £329.99 @ Amazon
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Samsung NX1000 Digital Compact System Camera White (20.3MP, 20-50mm Lens Kit) and Samsung 7.0 Galaxy Tab 2 White 8GB £329.99 @ Amazon

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great camera

hot great camera sell the tablet

dont need it but u earned my vote mate :-)

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madel79

dont need it but u earned my vote mate :-)

THANKS

Been posted a few times at this price. Nice deal though.

Bought a canon 550d recently now I feel quite bad having missed this deal, is this better than the 550d?

Good spot. Nice bundled package and really tempted. Heated.

tyronewatermelon

Bought a canon 550d recently now I feel quite bad having missed this … Bought a canon 550d recently now I feel quite bad having missed this deal, is this better than the 550d?



Lol no.. Its a camera for posers rather than photographers.

This is a cheap imitation of a Sony NEX camera.


cheap as.. voted hot buddy

Shock

Lol no.. Its a camera for posers rather than photographers.This is a … Lol no.. Its a camera for posers rather than photographers.This is a cheap imitation of a Sony NEX camera.



better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a statement, i was interested in buying one but if you can give me a reason not to, i`ll listen!!

Bought this camera when it first came out, really love it! Nice and small, really good quality images. bought a 55-200mm lens for £110, makes it even better. The pads useful too! HOT

Looks good to me! I take it you receive both together and don't need to claim?
Edited by: "techmob" 17th Apr 2013

thecheekymonkey

better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a … better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a statement, i was interested in buying one but if you can give me a reason not to, i`ll listen!!



They are two different camera types. What to buy depends on what you want to do with it, where etc.

In simple terms if you're simply after a point and shoot camera then get something like this as it has some extra functionality. If you want total control over your camera get a DSLR.

Also bear in mind you need to be willing to invest in lenses etc. for a DSLR. Buying a DSLR and using it in auto mode with a kit lens is a waste.

thecheekymonkey

better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a … better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a statement, i was interested in buying one but if you can give me a reason not to, i`ll listen!!



Indeed.

PhotographyBlog.com would seem to disagree. They liked it - photographyblog.com/rev…on/

Seems like a good deal to me. Heat!

it is a good camera, I bought one on the 1st of jan , got a Tab2 7 , which manged to sell on ebay for £126 and got £ 50 cash back from Samsung. But this is still a good deal.

Haha I feel sorry for the last three people who posted this deal and got nowhere with it lol suppose it's just time of posting

I bought the same deal a few months back - definitely don't regret it.

The tablet is fine. Screen quality is a bit poor, and it's hampered by TouchWiz and small internal memory. Easy enough to put a custom ROM on it and buy a micro SD card. Good battery life.

Camera is really lovely. Intuitive controls and good quality.
Three things worth noting:
- The auto focus is built into the lens meaning you are limited to Samsung lenses (Not sure if there are after market ones with auto focus in the lens that work)
- You can get adaptors for old, manual lenses which is really nice.
- The WiFi functionality is flaky at best.

Great camera
fast upload
beats all else for price value features
You're just a poser if a DSLR is your comparison

sowotsdis

Great camerafast uploadbeats all else for price value featuresYou're just … Great camerafast uploadbeats all else for price value featuresYou're just a poser if a DSLR is your comparison



I weighed up the pros and cons of the NX1000 vs the NEX 5N and a Canon 550d.
I couldn't find any pros in favour of the NX1000, aside from the price.
The NEX 5N has a much better image sensor, operates much faster, and has a video mode that blows the NX1000 out of the water (the NX1000 has a weird thing where it constantly pulses back and forth trying to find focus).
The NX1000 also has terrible shot to shot times; particularly when the buffer is full (the camera locks up for 15-20 seconds).
The Canon certainly has its charms; notably, the viewfinder (the Sony has a costly add on; the NX1000 doesn't have the option at all). With the addition of the MagicLantern firmware, the Canon also has a better manual video mode than that of the NEX5N -- though the autofocus system is nowhere near as good.

In short, the only benefit to the NX1000 is the price. It is certainly better than a standard point and shoot...and the image quality can be very good. But for low light, or video work, or for shot to shot speed (and the focus peaking feature for manual lenses), the NEX 5N is the much better purchase.*

*I do not know how the current crop of NEX cameras perform...but a 5N can be had for around the £250 mark on Gumtree. There are cheaper models, all of which will have a better video capability, and the same sized sensor. The 5N just had an excellent balance of features vs price at the time I purchased it.

^ it is a fair bit cheaper than the NX5 (the camera I want for a number of reasons) I've yet to see one (legitimately) being sold for <£300 used.

Comparing like for like i.e. New, If you sell the Tab, this could work out at £200-ish vs £400+ for the NX5N
Edited by: "Markedkiller78" 17th Apr 2013

Cephas

- The WiFi functionality is flaky at best.


But maybe good enough to transfer pics to the tablet? That would be really nice.

I've bought this deal a few times (split the pack and sold on eBay), but that was when they were doing the deal for £299. Sold the Camera for £250 and the Tab for £150. Easy money! Now, they're put the price up. Still a good deal, but only if you actually need the two items

Amazon are finally on Quidco so....0% cashback on this purchase!

It's taken enough time but the 5% rate is on a few weird categories (baby, grocery, pet supplies, car & motorbike, DIY & tools, garden & outdoors).

It's still a lot of money though!

Comparing the Sony NEX 5N is like comparing BMW M5 with a Ford Fiesta... They are in 2 totally different price ranges.

I was looking for a camera for a long while, and compared the NEX 5N with the NX1000, used snapsort and sortable to compare all the specs, read a million and 12 reviews. And came to the conclusion that, if you want to take good quality images but not be a pro, (because then you would buy a DSLR), you need something small, and light, want the option to customize the lenses, and stay under the £400 mark. Then it is clear that the NX1000 is a better choice. After owning the NX1000 and using my friends N5, they show equal image quality with the exception of ISO, of which N5 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO NX1000. Once you claim cashback, and sold your pad for about £120, the NX1000 does just as good job for £200 less than N5. If you are considering the N5, either get a DSLR, or the NX1000.

EDIT: Oh, and get the 55-200mm lens for the NX1000, then you take awesome pictures!
Edited by: "ardley216" 17th Apr 2013

Got this deal a while back (before Xmas?) and both items are great. Sold my old Tab and kept this one. Would really like another lens that can reach out a bit further and also do some macro work - could someone post a link for a likely candidate in the 55-200mm range please?

tia!

This guy is selling his NEX 5N (body) for £250. Another £60 for the 18-55...

gumtree.com/p/f…042

I must admit, I didn't expect the 5N to hold its value so well!! I picked mine up for £190 before Christmas from Comet in their closing down sale. I couldn't justify the £250 that a Gumtree'er was asking for his 5N (it's a hobby). Prices seem to have gone up since then; very strange!

I did almost buy the NX1000 - but the video recording format is a bit strange from what I remember (it isn't full HD, or 720p - some half way house?) ... and those shot to shot times would have drove me insane. Also, not being able to tilt the LCD (or attach a viewfinder) just made me think that it was just a fancy point and shoot camera.
One big thing in the Sony's favour (and which helps justify the cost premium), is the focus peaking feature for manual lenses. It really makes a big difference -- and means I can use lots of Minolta legacy lenses that would be much more difficult to use on the NX1000.

It is a good camera, just not a great one. Given how many SLR's can be had around the same kind of money, I would be very hesitant to buy the NX. (Also, are Samsung going to release any more NX cameras - I haven't seen much news...which is a shame, because their lens line up is very sensible...and quite capable).

thecheekymonkey

better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a … better if you back it up with some more info rather than just a statement, i was interested in buying one but if you can give me a reason not to, i`ll listen!!



DPreview is a good source for reviews of cameras and some knowledgeable people on there.

However, as with most technology you need to consider your own requirements to give appropriate context to the reviews.

For example, if you don't heavily crop your images or print them in very large formats, the differences reviewers pick up by pixel peeping aren't really relevant to you.

Also if you don't print images or view them on calibrated displays, minor differences in colour reproduction are less relevant also. As your display device will likely skew your image for viewing, negating any minor differences in colour reproduction between cameras. However, in this case I've said "less relevant" as the industry (thanks to influence of the likes of Apple, yes boo/hiss/etc) is finally starting to address the shortcomings in consumer displays. Therefore, while today your display may be poor, in a few years you may be viewing those pictures on a decent one (obviously you can't go back and take the pictures again :D).

There are some differences between mainstream cameras which are pertinent to the casual user, so I'd pay particular attention to those:

- Low light performance (unless you only plan to take pictures in good light)
- Capture speed (from click to actually taking a picture, but also how many shots you can grab in one go)
- size/performance
- battery life

These are factors that will make a significant difference to almost anyone and you'd be surprised at the difference between cameras of the same form factor and/or within the same price bracket.

Hope that helps

pibpob

But maybe good enough to transfer pics to the tablet? That would be … But maybe good enough to transfer pics to the tablet? That would be really nice.



I was using the app between phone and camera and it had real issues connecting. You can see the app reviews are pretty terrible on the Play store (Here)

You can buy the camera for £260 so you are getting the tab for a discounted £70

zerospin

I weighed up the pros and cons of the NX1000 vs the NEX 5N and a Canon … I weighed up the pros and cons of the NX1000 vs the NEX 5N and a Canon 550d. I couldn't find any pros in favour of the NX1000, aside from the price.The NEX 5N has a much better image sensor, operates much faster, and has a video mode that blows the NX1000 out of the water (the NX1000 has a weird thing where it constantly pulses back and forth trying to find focus).The NX1000 also has terrible shot to shot times; particularly when the buffer is full (the camera locks up for 15-20 seconds).The Canon certainly has its charms; notably, the viewfinder (the Sony has a costly add on; the NX1000 doesn't have the option at all). With the addition of the MagicLantern firmware, the Canon also has a better manual video mode than that of the NEX5N -- though the autofocus system is nowhere near as good.In short, the only benefit to the NX1000 is the price. It is certainly better than a standard point and shoot...and the image quality can be very good. But for low light, or video work, or for shot to shot speed (and the focus peaking feature for manual lenses), the NEX 5N is the much better purchase.**I do not know how the current crop of NEX cameras perform...but a 5N can be had for around the £250 mark on Gumtree. There are cheaper models, all of which will have a better video capability, and the same sized sensor. The 5N just had an excellent balance of features vs price at the time I purchased it.



As someone else said, how the hell do you compare apples with pineapples?? This camera can only be compared to the Sony on size......it's much, much cheaper.....which your expert opinion did manage to pick up on!

Why do plastic David Baileys always try to demolish deals offering cheap but useful-to-some cameras?

mattress

As someone else said, how the hell do you compare apples with … As someone else said, how the hell do you compare apples with pineapples?? This camera can only be compared to the Sony on size......it's much, much cheaper.....which your expert opinion did manage to pick up on!Why do plastic David Baileys always try to demolish deals offering cheap but useful-to-some cameras?



Easy there....I didn't try to demolish the deal! Having gone through the process of searching for a camera (and ending up with the 5N), I thought it would be useful to offer my opinion.

You seem to be working on the basis that everyone MUST buy items brand new....when in fact, if you are patient (as I was), there are ways to pick up the better option at an equivalent or cheaper price. I got my 5N for £190 ...

If you must buy brand new, then of course, this deal is very good. But the NX1000 is hobbled in a number of ways. You cannot add on a viewfinder to compensate for not having an articulating screen...the shot to shot time isn't very good at all (particularly if you fill the buffer); and the focus in the video mode pulses back and forth trying to find a focus. Also, despite having a APS-C sensor, its lowlight performance is worse than that of the Micro 4/3's bunch! Given the inherent size benefits of the Micro 4/3's format, I see little reason to go for this camera...

As I mentioned before, photography for me is a hobby. Nevertheless, I would rather buy into a system that seems to be going somewhere; and buy into a camera that performs excellently on all fronts...

*I did also mention that many of the other cameras in the Sony NEX range offer the same imaging sensor - and therefore the same image quality. Many of those cameras are cheaper than the 5N - so it is quite feasible to purchase a good alternative to the NX1000 from Sony for example. Or go for a standard DSLR

Ok, fair enough, you did make a postscript suggesting the Sony could be found on Gumbay, or whatever, for similar money.

I've got this camera, for a complete system, NX works out great value for money. 55-200 for £150, 30mm f2 pancake for £100, Fisheye for £250. My only criticism is that if you shoot RAW (I don't) you can be waiting for ages for it to process after taking 4-5 shots.

In case anyone actually cares about pictures, here's one:
http://i46.tinypic.com/2lj2wqx.jpg
Edited by: "elliotsamuda" 17th Apr 2013

I would say, if you want a GOOD compact system, like I did, I would consider the NEX 5N. But with that budget there would be other options I would chose. Something that had some style, retro looking.

I own an NX1000 and a Canon 7D DSLR. Whilst the NX1000 cannot compete with the 7D's lightening focus speed or 8fps, IQ is actually very very similar between them. What makes the nx1000 great is it's size. I carry mine we me almost everywhere.

Anyone who gets an NX1000 should consider buying Samsung's excellent 30mm prime lens. It is REALLY sharp and as flat as a pancake. It makes the camera very compact.

Very convenient I suppose but I'm not sure how comfortable about having my every movement and every picture that I take instantly uploaded to "the cloud" by yet another device that I carry around.
The potential for abuse of that much information is phenomenal and it can't be long before people start hacking these devices (if they haven't already) to inform someone when they (and therefore you) are away from home and your house can be safely burgled.

yes got the nx 100 for 129 great to carry

I got this camera at Christmas and I love it. I don't consider myself a 'photographer' by any stretch of the imagination but I love it as a hobby. I moved from point and shoot to bridge cameras years ago, but for a while I've longed for more control and better quality.

Here's some sample photos taken with my NX1000 - no post-processing other than for the watermark. Mixture of the 16mm and 20 to 50mm lenses. Looking to add a 50-200mm to the collection soon. I don't rate the autofocus all that great to be honest but it has helped me take more control of my photos which I love. I do use autofocus and very few photos have been duds, but I have saw some occasions where you need to refocus a couple of times to get correct focus in situations where it really should have had the correct focus first time around. Video quality is acceptable to good. Don't expect to shoot movies with it - it's fine for some general videos and home movies etc. I personally think the colour reproduction can be very natural. I've saw some claims that the colours are dull and washed out but I've not experienced that. I have however experienced some over-saturation but thankfully doesn't ruin the shot - in some cases it can help make it look a bit more 'artsy' if you're into that.

I love having the ability to snap some photos and then have them transfer to my Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Tab via WiFi and showing them off to friends and family on a large screen. Overall, I'm very happy with the NX1000 and at it's price point for what you get, I don't think you can do wrong. In this case I believe you get more than you pay for, but if you're serious about photography then you should know yourself you shouldn't be looking at this deal. Move along. Go find a Canon/Nikon.

Samples... 6 of them in a zip. And don't worry - been here years so of course don't worry about any nasty virus or anything. 6 x JPG's. Thats all.

filedropper.com/sam…les

elliotsamuda

I've got this camera, for a complete system, NX works out great value for … I've got this camera, for a complete system, NX works out great value for money. 55-200 for £150, 30mm f2 pancake for £100, Fisheye for £250. My only criticism is that if you shoot RAW (I don't) you can be waiting for ages for it to process after taking 4-5 shots.In case anyone actually cares about pictures, here's one:



Hi,
Can you please let me know where you bought the fisheye for the NX1000?
Sid
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