Summary: The Samsung NX200 is a compact camera from the heart and advanced technology of inspiration Reflex, thanks to the processor DRIMIII DS generation. One of the best features of this camera is definitely the excellent APS-C CMOS sensor capable of excellent photos and Full HD video viewable on the beautiful 3-inch AMOLED display. Excellent presence of the Smart Panel which makes it easy and intuitive research of the advanced features of the camera.
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.
Summary: The Samsung NX200's photo quality stands out from the crowd, but its performance and features -- while good -- don't merit its relatively high price.
Pros: With excellent photos for a sub-$1,000 model and a nicely designed user interface, the Samsung NX200 is a compelling option for image-first photographers.
Cons: For its price, the NX200 feels light on important features; it lacks an option for a viewfinder, and it cries out for an articulated LCD. And while its shooting performance is fine, in-camera operations like playback and changing settings can get held up by image processing.
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.
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 it's 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 ...
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The Samsung NX200 feels like a delightful blend of mirrorless camera and digital compact camera in one. The ability to switch between manual and auto focussing and the zoom controls make the Samsung NX200 feel like the right blend between feeling like a pro- camera and something you’d spend more cash on. A handy dial up top lets you cycle through an array of options and modes from aperture priority to the full manual mode to a helpful bunch of automatic point and shoo...
Cons: Ergonomically the Samsung NX200 isn’t the most comfortable of cameras to spend the day with. After a good fifteen minutes the hand grips will leave the sides of your fingers feeling rather sore. It’s not one to hold for long periods. Either sling it around your neck or carry it in a bag.
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10 October 2011
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Pros: Full manual controls and RAW shooting, Superb low-light video, Excellent image quality and deep imaging controls, Long optical zoom range for its class, Tilting high-resolution LCD and optical viewfinder, High-res OLED EVF provides ultrasharp view with WYSIWYG exposure feedback, Superfast 12-fps shooting; excellent range of options for video capture, Focus magnification and/or focus peaking for manual focus
Cons: Maximum video resolution of 720p, Complex controls and features can be intimidating, Slow shot-to-shot times, EVF struggles a bit in very high-contrast scenes, Noisier images than some competing cameras when shooting in low light at higher ISOs, Default magnification for instant review not user-configurable
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 distortion correction, Not a...
Cons: 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 distortion correction, Not a...
Summary: The samsung NX200 is proof that compact system cameras should be taken seriously as alternatives to DSLRs because images from this camera outresolve even the likes of the Nikon D7000 and Canon EOS 7D. The NX200 feels solid and operation is speedy for a camera of its size. However, it only has one custom button and lacks the quick function buttons of a DSLR.