18-55mm NX
Standard Zoom


18-55mm NX Standard Zoom For a great general-purpose lens that helps you capture better landscapes, portraits and more, choose the Samsung 18-55mm zoom lens. Thanks to its lightweight and compact design, you will feel free to take it with you wherever you want to go. Samsung’s intuitive i-Function technology even means you can make quick adjustments to camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture simply by twisting the lens.

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18-55mm NX
Standard Zoom


  • Take it everywhere you go thanks to portable design
  • Fine-tune settings in real-time with i-Function technology
  • Capture different angles of view at different levels of zoom
  • Enjoy clear, sharp images thanks to optical image stabiliser

A compact standard zoom lens that’s anything but standard

A compact standard zoom lens that’s anything but standard
The 18-55mm zoom lens is the perfect companion for any Samsung compact system camera. Made for use in all general conditions, this all-round lens helps you create beautiful portraits, amazing landscapes and everything in between. Its small, lightweight design offers excellent portability; travel anywhere without feeling weighed down by camera equipment. And thanks to this entry-level lens’ ease-of-use, you’ll get professional results — even if you’re an amateur shutterbug.

Perfect pictures at your fingertips

Perfect pictures at your fingertips
Taking professional-quality pictures is now as easy as smiling for one. The intuitive i-Function lens gives you quick and easy, one-touch access to all your camera’s manual settings. Adjust shutter speed, aperture and more with just a twist of the lens while previewing the image in real-time. Now you can see how your settings affect the shot before you take it. Whether you’re an enthusiast or an expert, the convenient i-Function lens truly revolves around your photographic needs.

Image changes from angle of view

Image changes from angle of view
Angle of View is the area of a scene that can be seen through the lens. This changes as you zoom through the range of focal lengths: 18mm, 24mm, 42mm, and 55mm.

Optical Image Stabiliser for clear, sharp images

Optical Image Stabiliser for clear, sharp images
Create beautiful images that move you, even if you jostle the camera. The 18-55mm zoom lens comes equipped with lens-shift optical image-stabilising technology. Samsung’s optical image stabiliser uses tiny lens-shifts to cancel out motion blur, even in low exposure shots. And since the image is being stabilised externally in the lens, what you see through the viewfinder — and on the display — is perfectly clear.

MTF Chart

MTF Chart

Fast AF that captures life in an instant

Fast AF that captures life in an instant
A revolutionary, new type of camera calls for a lens design equally as cutting-edge, such as the lightweight 18-55mm zoom lens. Optimised for Samsung’s compact system cameras, its quick and accurate contrast AF (Auto Focus) focuses in an incredible approx. 170ms* (0.17 seconds). Now you can capture even the most spontaneous moments in astonishing detail, and turn unexpected, had-to-be-there moments into memories of a lifetime. (Tested under Samsung's standard conditions and may vary depending on camera firmware and camera settings).

Lens structure

Lens structure

tech specs

Lens Name

  • Lens Name

    Samsung 18 - 55 mm F3.5 - 5.6 OIS II

Focus Length

  • Focus Length

    18 - 55 mm (equivalent to 27.7 - 84.7 mm in 35 mm format)


i-Scene Mode

  • i-Scene Mode

    Supported (Beauty Shot, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night)


  • Elements in Groups

    12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens included)

  • Angle of View

    75.9° - 28.7°

  • Aperture

    F3.5 - 5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 7, Circular Aperture Daiphragm)

  • Mount

    Samsung NX Mount

  • Optical Image Stabiliser


  • Minimum Focus Distance

    0.28m ~ ∞

  • Maximum Magnification

    Approx. 0.22x

  • Hood


  • Filter Size

    58 mm

Physical Specification

  • Diameter x Length (Max)

    63 x 65.1 mm


  • Weight

    Approx. 198g (without hood)

Operating Temperature

  • Operating Temperature

    0 ~ 40°C

Operating Humidity

  • Operating Humidity

    5 ~ 85%

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