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.
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.
Digital Photo The most intriguing new cameras of Fall 2011
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