Major Samsung NX1 firmware update coming

Imaging-resource reports that a major firmware update for the Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera will be released soon. Here is a list of the improvements:

Movie Mode Refinements

  • Users can now adjust audio levels while recording video.
  • Users can now control ISO while recording video.
  • 23.98 and 24 frame per second rates now available for UHD & FHD.
  • Pro Quality mode added to Full HD. Previously only HQ and Normal were provided for FHD.
  • ​Display marker enhancements:
    • ​Gridlines and center marker overlays in movie mode are now visible.
    • Added 4:3 and 2.35:1 aspect ratio markers.
    • Added Action-safe area marker option.
  • ​The Samsung NX1 now supports Time Code through HDMI for use when using an external recorder such as the ATOMOS Shogun.
    • ​‘Free Run’ time code supported.
    • Time Code not supported for internal recording.
  • ​Two Gamma modes now provided for more control of aesthetic look of footage. Both gamma modes are designed for a more cinematic look.
    • ​C Gamma mode is a preset logarithmic color setting designed to deliver higher overall contrast.
    • D Gamma is a preset logarithmic color setting designed to capture a wider tonal range for increased dynamic range.
  • Master Black Level Control:
    • ​Users can now control dark level gamma.
    • 31 levels:  -15 ― +15.
  • Three luminance level options are now provided:
    • [0-255], [16-235], [16-255].
  • AF speed control implemented for more cinematic autofocus control:
    • User can now select one of three AF speeds.
  • Added AF responsiveness control:
    • This is a new AF feature for controlling continuous AF behavior when tracking focus on a moving subject.
    • User can select from five different speeds to control how quick the camera will refocus and begin tracking a new subject if something comes in-between the camera and the original subject being tracked.
  • Can now capture stills from a specific video frame in playback mode:
    • Added control for seeking specific frame to grab from video.
    • Users can select by individual frame in the forward direction.
    • If seeking in the backward direction frames within a half-second are selectable.

Physical User Interface

  • Added Autofocus Lock (AFL) to movie mode. Users can now set the AEL button to lock focus in Movie mode.
  • ​Auto Focus/ Manual Focus Toggling to movie mode. ​Users can now set the AF ON button to toggle between auto focus and manual focus during recording.
  • ​Customizable physical user interface refinements:
    • ​Reverse the functions of the Mobile Button and the Record button.
    • Reverse the functions of the AF On button and the AEL button.
    • Reverse the direction of the Command dials based on preference.
    • Additional customization options to the functions of the command dials when in P/A/S/M.
    • Customize the Optical Preview and Delete buttons with a different function.


  • Bluetooth Remote – Can now use Bluetooth as simple remote trigger. Speeds up and simplifies using a smart device as remote control.
    • ​The Samsung Camera Manager App now provides the ability to trigger the shutter release / video start/stop from a smart device using Bluetooth as opposed to Wi-Fi
    • User can choose 'Quick transfer' which will send a QVGA still to the smartphone after it’s taken
  • ​The Samsung NX1 can now store multiple paired Smart devices. If a user has multiple smart devices, they only need to register them with the camera once to store them. For example, users do not have to re-register devices when shifting from a phone to a tablet.
  • ​Added wireless firmware updating:
    • ​When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the camera will notify users if a new firmware version is available, and will allow them to download and install the update wirelessly.


  • “Trap Shot” feature added to Samsung Auto Shot mode. Allows users to adjust the guide line so that when a moving object hits it, the camera will automatically take a picture.
  • ​PC tethering implemented:
    • ​Using Samsung Remote Studio software, the Samsung NX1 now supports tethered shooting via USB Windows PC only.
    • Samsung Remote Studio Software will be available via Samsung iLauncher.
  • ​Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows PC:
    • ​Samsung will provide an SDK for Windows allowing developers to make remote access and control software for the Samsung NX1.
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