Nice camera but WiFi support needs work
August 14, 2012
Overall I'm pleased with the camera, it takes good pictures although I wish the lense that came with the NX1000 was the same as the NX210 - or at least came with image stabilization. Overall I prefered the menu and usability of the NX1000 over the Sony NEX-5N, plus the NX1000 has a higher pixel count and it seems to put them to good use. If you want a good idea of what the picture quality of this camera is like, I'd suggest researching the older NX200, which the NX1000 is based on.
One new feature of the NX1000 that appealed to me was the WiFi capabilities - and when they work they work nicely. It can interface with your Android device directly (via ad-hoc connection - no hot spot required) to either send pictures to your Android device, or to use your Android device as a remote view finder and even take pictures and make minor adjustments. This works nicely, although the Android apps seem to wipe out all your saved wifi hotspots and you'll need to re-enter your password when you attempt to reconnect. Also, the email feature seems to work nicely. It appears to work through a dedicated mail server from Samsung, so you don't need to log into an existing email account (such as hotmail or gmail) to send an email of a picture to someone. This makes it nice and simple. However, when it comes to using some of the social sharing features, such as posting to Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, PhotoBucket and even SkyDrive, it has failed for me every time telling me that it got no response from the server. I tripple checked all my user IDs and passwords and have tried logging in a great many of times. I even tried using different hot spots just incase, but I have never been able to connect. This has been the source of much frustration. I have even gone and updated the firmware to 1.01, which supposedly fixes some undisclosed bugs, but unfortunately made no difference to my connection issues. Now, I know this is all very new and perhaps Samsung just hasn't ironed out all the bugs just yet and that a future firmware will correct all this, but I think people should be aware of these issues. I would recommend you try the WiFi features out before you buy. I'll be contacting Samsung support and I hope they have a solution for me (or maybe it's just my camera that's defective and needs to be replaced), but it's something to be aware of. Aside from that, I'm quite happy with my purchase and even though I still have the option of exchanging it for something else I think I'm gonna stick wth it for now and see how it goes.
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