Summary: The Samsung NX20 is a great camera, consistently producing sharp images full of detail and realistic colours. It's a joy to use, thanks in part to the i-Function lens system, which makes it easy to adjust the most common shooting controls. However, at around £900, it's expensive compared to its rivals.
Summary: The most interesting part of the camera market right now lies right in between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR. Basically, the former category is being eaten alive by ever-improving smartphone cameras, and the latter is a fairly mature market without a lot of drastic change. So companies like Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus have developed the NEX line and the Micro Four Thirds standard, bringing excellent image quality to smaller cameras with smaller price tags.
Pros: Excellent image and video quality, Useful interface and controls, Cool Wi-Fi features
Cons: Expensive, Unremarkable kit lens, Some performance quirks
Conclusion: Overall, the Samsung NX20 is an excellent camera. Still quality is superb and movies are very good. It’s a good choice for both aim-and-forgetters and those who tweak every image to the nth degrees. However, avoid the high-speed burst mode or you may have to do a reboot. So forget the speeding bullets, stick to more leisurely action and you’ll be in fine shape.
Pros: Top notch stills and quality videos, Excellent iFunction lens with OIS, Superior vari-angle screen
Cons: Forget high-speed burst mode, Occasional focusing issues, Noisy at high ISOs
Excerpt: Since the beginning of the digital imaging revolution, a new generation of photographers has come of age using point and shoot cameras. Amateur shutterbugs have grown progressively more sophisticated over those twenty odd years, but they still want easy to use cameras that produce excellent images with very little effort on the part of the shooter.
Summary: It works fine, Havlik says, although "when you zoom in on sections of the panorama, detail is lacking and the image is not particularly sharp." The included 18 mm to 55 mm kit lens performs well in photo and video tests. Fisher finds it soft at 18 mm, but very sharp zoomed in. Havlik says its maximum f/3.5 aperture can't blur backgrounds very well. He recommends springing for one of Samsung's eight other NX-mounted lenses if you shoot a lot of portraits.
Pros: Best-in-class Wi-Fi connectivity, Good image quality overall, Intuitive DSLR-style form and controls
Cons: Image quality can't quite match rivals, Sluggish in some ways, Plastic body, Audio quality only fair
Excerpt: Meet the Samsung NX20. It has the look and feel and (almost the) speed of a dSLR, but it's part of an affordable line of high tech NX System cameras, which currently includes nine lens options. Announced along with its siblings, the NX210 and NX1000, the NX20 boats a huge 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD movies, a 3.0-inch AMOLED swivel display, a 1/8000s Fast Shutter, and a host of Samsung SMART features to make taking professional photos easier than ever...
Conclusion: Camera manufacturers have tried to add decent wireless connectivity to digital cameras for the last decade with little success. While the built-in Wi-Fi in the Samsung NX20 doesn’t come close to being as seamless to use as your iPhone, it’s a step in the right direction.
Pros: Finally a decent wireless setup in a digital camera
Excerpt: Easy to use and plenty of possibilities Until recently, photography and dslr cameras didn't remind me of Samsung. Since I had a NX20 in my hands, this has changed. The relatively compact SLR is really powerful, with its 20.3 effective megapixels sensor and a shutter speed of 1/8000 to 30 seconds. The device has an easy fit in the hand, and offers a pleasant control of well-distributed switches and buttons.
Pros: Quite compact but reasonably good grip, Easy operation, Wifi possibilities, Plenty of options
Cons: Standard plastic lens is somehow unnatural, Hard hood around the viewfinder
Conclusion: With other APS-C based Compact System Cameras (CSCs) from a company that also starts with "S" getting most of the press these days, it's sometimes easy to overlook Samsung and its line of NX models. This should start to change. The 20.3MP flagship NX20 is the best CSC that Samsung has made so far, and it comes with an abundance of features and an easy-to-use and well-thought-out interface.
Pros: Comfortable, ergonomic camera build that looks and feels like a
small DSLR, Easy interface makes adjusting settings a breeze, Well-thought-out Smart Panel GUI for quick changes, Very little shutter lag when you pre-focus, Nice flip-out 3-inch AMOLED vari-angle screen, Above-average EVF, with SVGA (800 x 600) resolution and 100% coverage, Lots of detail from high-resolution 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS
sensor, Generally very good image quality, esp...
Cons: So similar in design to a DSLR it makes you wonder why you didn't get a DSLR, Slow start-up times for stills and videos, Slow shot-to-shot times, Buffer fills up quickly in burst shooting; takes time to
process and clear, Large raw files, Virtual keyboard for WiFi is a pain to use, Significant noise in JPEGs at ISO 1,600 and above (unrefined noise processing doesn't take full advantage of sensor output), Night-time video quality only so-so, In the higher pri...