Summary: Movies are where the new generation of mirror-less, large sensor cameras differentiate themselves. While my D300s and D90 take great video, it is also very frustrating due to a lack of auto focus. Auto focus is essential. That's why there are no video cameras available for retail with only manual focus.
Pros: APS-C large sized sensor, Good auto focus and manual focus, Very good noise reduction for a 20MP sensor, Great resolution from the JPEG engine, Good OIS, Great feature set including, filters, frames, panorama and more., Auto exposure bracketing option available, Auto white balance bracketing option, Excellent Build quality (metal body!), Lots of video options including filters, effects, etc., Growing selection of lenses
Cons: No built-in flash, Face detection not the greatest, Clips to white fairly quickly, detail not recoverable in RAW, Uses a Samsung proprietary NX lens mount, No connector for external microphone, No external viewfinder option, Included Kit lens 18-55 f3.5-f5.6 feels "gritty" and sluggish to zoom
Summary: Samsung has its work cut out for attempting to take a slice of the compact system camera market. Best known for its value for money point and shoot compacts, it lacks the pedigree of competitors like Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus and, to a lesser degree Panasonic, who have a track record of producing pro and semi pro cameras as well as a loyal customer base of professional and serious enthusiast photographers.
Pros: 20.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor., 7fps burst shooting., 1080p30 movie recording., Full manual exposure control in movie modes., iFn lens button.
Cons: Very sluggish buffer write times., Fixed screen and no EVF accessory., Poor use of physical controls., Poor high ISO noise performance.
Excerpt: Samsung has sure rattled the cages of companies like Apple in its chase for market share in the smart phone market. The winner? Who knows. But one thing is certain: if there had not been an iPhone to bump against in the first place, Samsung would still be happily making other assorted bits of technology. It’s called market opportunity.
Samsung NX200 — rolling with the big boys [Review]
21 January 2012
Conclusion: Sony, Panasonic and Nikon seem to set the trend in this market with the Panasonic and Nikon being cheaper than the Samsung. In SA the choice will be governed by the availability of service and accessories which makes the Sony and Nikon the more accessible choices. It is also true that one can get a pretty decent big name DSLR camera for the same price, and in terms of service and accessories the choices then is almost limitless.
Summary: The Samsung NX200 is an obvious choice for anyone who wants lots of pixels in a small package. The camera is slightly let down by long buffering times in raw mode and the JPEG engine's noise treatment at high sensitivities but overall the NX200 is a powerful photographic tool with a good feature set for its class and enjoyable to use.
Pros: Good image quality with very high resolution and good detail at base ISO, Well-designed and intuitive user interface, suitable for point-and-shoot users and enthusiasts alike, Good customizability including the useful iFn button, Attractive all-metal body with good build-quality, 7fps continuous shooting at full resolution (but limited and slow buffering), Responsive overall operation, focus acquisition and startup/shutdown, Good quality video capture, Full manual con...
Cons: Longer than usual processing times after taking raw shots, Fairly aggressive noise reduction starts blurring detail at lower ISOs and mixes with high levels of chroma noise at higher sensitivities, No live-view feed in continuous shooting, No access to battery and memory card when mounted on a tripod, No connector for external microphone, Limited highlight-range with Smart-Range feature turned off, Excessive noise reduction when Smart-Range is turned on, No in-camera ...
Summary: Compared to the big budget DLSR cameras, the Samsung NX200 more than holds its own. With the NX200 you’ve got the great picture quality of a DSLR with the compact feel of a compact. If you can put up with an awkward grip, the Samsung NX200 is worth checking out.
Conclusion: Conclusion As long as you need and no viewfinder you movies for personal consumption only serve a very good device, the Samsung NX200 that performs well in low light conditions. Additional accessories such as pancake lenses are available, but you are now limited to a dozen lenses that use the same system as the Samsung NX family.
Pros: excellent photos, fast burst mode, good high ISO performance, user-friendly
Conclusion: It's a good thing the design of the NX200 isn't the only thing Samsung changed. While we genuinely liked the looks of the stylish previous model, the NX100, we had issues with its JPEG image quality when shooting at high ISOs. The all-black, 20.3MP NX200, a compact system camera which looks like a sleek, futuristic DSLR, is not only a better performer at the high end of the ISO spectrum despite the jump up in megapixels, it adds quite a few key features.
Pros: Excellent resolution and detail, Very good JPEG image quality at low to moderate ISOs, Better high ISO performance than its predecessor, despite the bump in resolution, Very good RAW image quality, Good hue accuracy, Sleeker, more professional camera design with a substantial
handgrip, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens with i-Function is better than
kit lens with previous camera, Automatic chromatic aberration reduction, Optional geometric distorti...
Cons: A significant bump up in price from previous model, Dynamic range not as good as most APS-C rivals, JPEG engine smears subtle detail in reds more so than most other cameras, yet leaves a lot of chroma noise behind at higher ISOs, Default sharpening a bit high, With kit lens attached and strobe, camera becomes significantly
larger, Auto WB too warm indoors and Incandescent too cool, Little control over noise reduction, Sluggish startup and single-shot cycle...