April 11, 2016 at 10:54AM


Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4k vs Samsung Nx1

Here are two comparison videos with side-by-side evaluations on a number of areas, like low light, slow motion, audio, rolling shutter, and how they key.
Part 1:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe51mXb3HNY
Part 2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw8KtH_gEn8
Ursa Mini: better overall picture (flatter shooting profile, better color gamut) global shutter, better for green screening
Nx1: sharper, less noise in low light, better audio, better slow motion


Thanks for the review!

The sharpness difference is interesting.

By looking at 2:05 in the video it looks like the BM shot shows more lens aberration while the Nx1 clearly shows edge "enhancement". Creating sharpness by edge "enhancement" actually destroys detail. Did you try to lower the sharpness in the NX1 to the point there was no more artificial edge contrast?

Did you use exactly the same lenses?

April 11, 2016 at 12:45PM, Edited April 11, 12:48PM

Cary Knoop

The Samsung Nx1 is an extinct camera. Samsung have stopped production of both the camera and the lenses, so you are taking a substantial risk in buying a NX1 camera.

Nikon has bought all of the Samsung NX1 assets, so there's a chance that a Nikon version of the NX1 might come out some day.

April 11, 2016 at 4:45PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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