Summary: I have worked with/on computers and electronics for over 20 years. I am a novice photographer. Although plastic, body is tight and sturdy. Nice compact size. Good heft to hold on to. Controls (dials and buttons) are easy to reach. Good egronomics. Battery life/time is good. Photo quality is sharp and accurate. Good quality kit lens. It is wide at the lowest setting and still very sharp at the longest setting. I have the 18-55mm and 20mm lenses.
Summary: This is a great camera for those stepping up from point and shoot's. It comes with a set of lens that allows you to take great photos and videos. my only con would be the fact that video length is only 25 minutes. i've read on forums that the processor will overheat after 25 minutes and that is why it's capped. it's a shame since most point and shoots will record forever...
Excerpt: Among other competing models in the same price range : GF-1 , Olympus EPL-1 and NEX5 , I settled for the NX10 mainly for the fact that it has all the good parts of those 3 cameras , SLR style controls and interface and design, Fast AF speed, Large Sensor (APS-C Cmos) and to add that the NX10 also had a good EVF and AMOLED screen. Picture quality is also marvelous.
Excerpt: An excellent little camera. Image quality is on par with the offerings from Nikon or Canon. High ISO noise is more than acceptable. Control layout is logical and well thought out. Menu structure is logical. The 30mm pancake lens is excellent. The 18-55mm lens and 50-200mm lenses are just as good as what the competition offers with their kits. It's small, lightweight, and makes a perfect travel camera. Samsung did nice job designing this camera.
Excerpt: To the lenses: very useful 30mm lens, very good OIS of the 50-200mm - problems with sunrise (sunset) - orange with red circle , very "average" set zoom. Problems: I cannot accept the very long times of the shutter adjusted by automatic control. The bad firmware injured too many shots particularly in worse light conditions. I will sell this camera.
Excerpt: Moved to this camera as wanted something simpler and lighter than my full-blown Pentax K20D kit. So far it's just great. 30mm pancake is sharp,fast and takes up little space and the whole camera is light and easy to control. Menus work well. Screen not quitre as good as I expected but still better than most. IQ - rich ( but not too much!) colours and good exposure. Very sharp and focus locks quickly. It's a camera that encourages you to use it.
Excerpt: Everything said by the other mini-reviews here is true. The cam with the pancake is small enough to fit into large pockets and this combo takes beautiful pictures. The 30mm has a very nice, smooth bokeh, resulting in pretty professional looking photos. Problems: Two minor things: First, zooming all the way into a picture reveals sometimes a tad of softness. I think, this is more Samsungs philosophy, not to introduce artifacts through sharpening.
Excerpt: I have had DSLR's for many years and I sold my DSLR kit on getting this camera. It will not be a DSLR replacement for everyone, but it was for me, with the lightness of the kit making up for any compromises that I have made in moving away from the DSLR. These are my main feature observations. 1) Good ergonomic shape, retains a DSLR feels, so is comfortable to use in my big hands. 2) Lighter and more portable than by previous heavy 'bag of lenses' situation.
Summary: Prior to buying this, I found a site with RAWs available to download from both this and the Panasonic G2. Personally, I could see no discernible difference in image quality between the two. I was going to buy the G2 (I like the tilting screen), but when the price dropped on this, it was really no contest - NX10 18-55 plus 50-200 for the same as a G2 and short zoom - money talked. I bought.