Summary: This is a good camera and does take good pictures. I am not a professional by any stretch,but take many photos. One thing I did not realize when I purchased mine was that there is NO flash with the camera, this must be purchased separately for an extra $120. I sometimes wonder if an Ipad or smart phone would have been a better option, or if a smaller camera could do a similar job.
Excerpt: The NX100 can be had for a song, and the tune it sings is all about exceptional IQ at a bargain price. Contrasty, popping colors in low ISO JPEG, a little sluggish processing RAW but not too bad with 14MP files. A grossly underrated and seriously overlooked camera with capabilities far beyond lackluster reviews and poor marketing efforts by Samsung would have you believe. PROS: - Above par image quality, solid DR range with flexible Smart settings, great RAW quality.
Excerpt: Pros: iFunction (probably in near future this item will appear in many cameras)... fast trigger fast focus ergonomics style image quality Cons: Hi-ISO just 6400 Low Flash Sync speed Lens zoom kit 20-50mm poor maximum aperture Conclusion: I've been using a Canon G10 for 4 year, Then I bought the NX100. An excelente Camera...
Summary: I am very impressed with the quality of my new camera. I bought it 'open-box' and when it came the CMOS sensor was bad, but after checking with Samsung, I found it was still under warranty. Shipping and repairs were free.
Excerpt: The samsung NX-100 is an exelent camera system. good LCD Exelent image qality,exposure is always top nots. I din,t feel the need to make manuel adjustments. Batterie live is exelent,and I do not feel the need for an extra. My only complane is de 20-50 zoom lens,no stabilization on the lens or body. Strance as al my other pen camera's have it. The camera is fast,but A bit slibery in use. Problems: I cannot find any problems.
Excerpt: As an (admitted some years ago) avid user of a Canon 40D which was good and of course the $$ you ahve to spend on good glass I did switch some 2+ years ago to a Panasonic G1 (the 1st of that series) with the 14-45mm & the 45-200mm lens andlter got the flash for it. I was immediately satisfied though did not like so much the crop factor of 2x typically for the MFT's system.
Summary: I recently purchased this because of its small, unobtrusive size. I have several dslrs, but they can be a pain to tote around on an everyday basis. The main reason for deciding on this camera, aside from the many positive reviews, is the adaptability to other makes of lenses. I have a varied collection of Leica, Nikon, Minolta and Konica lenses, and adapters are available for each of those brands.
Pro quality results for $399.95???...Watch out Canon & Nikon!!!
wiliam j., Amazon
26 June 2011
Summary: First of all...I am a Pro photographer(over 17 years.) 2nd...I have always said I would NEVER own a camera that didn't have a viewfinder! 3rd...I really,really like this camera! Bought mine last Friday as a B'day present to myself fully expecting to use the 30 day return policy... Well,it's now Sunday evening and I have totally changed my mind. Here are my impressions.
Summary: I recently purchased the NX 100 after considering all of the 4/3 cameras as well as the Sony. There is a lot to like about it and a bit to hate. First downloading the firmware updates was not easy. The update for the lens and camera are downloaded as bin files and do not self extract as almost every compressed file does today. The instructions did not give suggestions as to how to decompress them.