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Samsung 200 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.4MP 10x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Fifteen industry awards
No viewfinder
Unacceptable noise level
19 Reviews

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Reviews

Fifteen Industry Awards

Experts in cameras love this medium megapixel camera and have given it fifteen awards.

Websites Trusted Reviews, Hardwareheaven.com, Datatid.dk, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Theregister.co.uk, Gagadget.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all recommend this Samsung digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at websites Bcchardware.com and Onfoto.ru both thought that this medium megapixel camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites both decided that this digital camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. CNET.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk both gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Samsung digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this camera was very good.

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Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on sixty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 90%. 4 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 7,330 expert and user reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Body

Thirty-four people who reviewed it thought it was compact. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Compact body” in their review of this digital camera but they gave it a score of 1 stars. Five years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The Samsung N 200 feels like a delightful blend of mirrorless camera and digital compact camera in one”. Photoxels.com gave the Samsung 200 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The Samsung NX200 makes a strong showing in the compact mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera category with a camera that is intuitive”.

Six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com.au “The strong metal body” however they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Popphoto.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung 200 “Attractive and functional body design” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Liveatpc.com said six years ago “The body is actually slightly lighter than the bundled 18-55mm OIS lens, which also helps when taking photos as the weight is ni” .

Four owners who bought it thought it was heavy and bulky. Stuffmideast.com rated the product 6 stars and said “Samsung 's previous NX series models have been chunkier and heavier than models from the likes of Sony” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert review site Computeractive.co.uk wrote “Are put off by their bulky designs”. Gizmodo.com wrote in the same month “The camera has a hefty $900 price tag, although it's cheaper than the 24-megapixel Sony NEX-7” in their review of the Samsung 200.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Practicalphotography.com wrote in their review of the Samsung 200 “The Samsung NX200 replaces the NX100 in Samsungs CSC line and has a bulky 18-55mm lens protruding from its slim, slender body”. Six years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The slim MV800 has a unique adjustable touchscreen”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Six years ago Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “I was very impressed with the compact and light-weight design, as well as the high-quality images” in their review of the Samsung 200 and gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars. Letsgodigital.org mentioned in their review of this digital camera in the same month “The lightweight metalli” and rated it 5 stars.

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Average Weight

The Samsung 200 has a fairly average weight (143.6 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Letsgodigital.org said “Poor battery life, absurdly slow RAW processing times, issues with low light focusing, colour noise in shots above ISO 1600” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs said “Poor high ISO noise performance” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Imaging Resource.com wrote “JPEG engine smears subtle detail in reds more so than most other cameras, yet leaves a lot of chroma noise behind at higher ISOs” in their review of this digital camera.

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung 200 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung 200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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High ISO Images Are Very Noisy

Five people who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Letsgodigital.org said “Poor battery life, absurdly slow RAW processing times, issues with low light focusing, colour noise in shots above ISO 1600” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs said “Poor high ISO noise performance” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Imaging Resource.com wrote “JPEG engine smears subtle detail in reds more so than most other cameras, yet leaves a lot of chroma noise behind at higher ISOs” in their review of this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Samsung 200 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix D7000 (£755.58) which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung 200 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K.

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Features

Decent Features, Including Mobile Prayer

Seven people concluded that this digital camera had good features. Bcchardware.com wrote five years ago “Great feature set including, filters, frames, panorama” however they scored the product 19.1 out of 100. Nine years ago Firstpost.com wrote “Decent features, including Mobile Prayer” yet they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Expert website Tech-Reviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Featuring a very sleek and attractive slimline design, as well as some fantastic features”.


Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Samsung 200 has one of the smallest digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon P510 (£293) (2x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung 200 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the GE X5 (£55) (15x), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228) (20x).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Samsung 200 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 2.5 to 38.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung 200 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX100, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung 200 features date imprinting, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung 200 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung 200 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung 200 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung 200 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The worst still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung 200 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony HX100V which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Samsung Camera (£40).

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung 200 features album organization. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature album organization.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Samsung 200 has a custom colour. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a custom colour.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung 200 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The Samsung 200 features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung 200 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Samsung 200 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung 200 has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung 200 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung 200 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung 200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Support

Good Auto Focus and Manual Focus

Six people who bought the Samsung 200 agreed that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Bcchardware.com said “Good auto focus and manual focus” in their review of the Samsung 200 but they only rated it 1 stars. Six years ago What Digital Camera said “Tecla de atalho facilita ajustes no modo manual” but they only gave it a rating of 19.28 out of 100. Five years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “The ability to switch between manual and auto focussing” but they rated it 18.8 out of 100.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Engadget.com mentioned “Excellent battery life” in their Samsung 200 review. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “The WEP200 is a fantastic Bluetooth headset that offers great sound and reasonable battery life”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Five customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Expert website Alphr.com said in their review of this digital camera “Stunning image quality at an amazing price.”. Alphr.com also mentioned “While Sony's compact stunner is affordable only to the wealthy gadget-obsessed, Samsung” in their review. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk scored it 8 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung 200 in the same month “Its price is perfectly in line with the current crop of CSCs, such as the Sony NEX, Olympus PEN, Nikon 1”.

Two people who purchased the product thought it was expensive. Techtree.com mentioned “Considering the present state of technology, my verdict is that this phone was overpriced from the start” in their review of this digital camera. Ralph Purves wrote on Amazon “3d content is still thin on the ground and expensive so I dont use the feature often”.

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Design

Good Build Quality

Eleven people reckoned that it was well made. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Solid build quality” but despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars. T3.com wrote in their review of the Samsung 200 “Functionality built into lens” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Photoxels.com said in their review of this digital camera “The NX200 is a well-built camera and now sports a handgrip for better handling” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Schlankes, Attraktives Design, Beeindruckende Bildqualitt, Intuitive Bedienung

Thirteen customers considered that the Samsung 200 was well designed. What Digital Camera wrote “Schlankes, attraktives Design, beeindruckende Bildqualitt, intuitive Bedienung”. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “With excellent photos for a su 1 000 model and a nicely designed user interface” but they scored the product 1 stars. Tekgadg.com wrote “NX200 boasts an improved and stylish design with even more lenses”.

Four customers wrote that it was good looking. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung 200 five years ago “Jpegs from the camera lack zap something fixed with the custom style setting”. Expert website Hereshow.ca wrote “This curvy 20.3-megapixel Compact System Camera (CSC) has a partially metal body with retro-modern styling” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert website Dpexpert.com.au wrote “This is a well made, good looking camera that is small”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was smooth. Expert website Liveatpc.com said “The NX200 manages to captivate with its smooth curves and well-placed grip design”. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic.

One owner thought it was neat. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The Samsung NX200 is compact and fits neatly into the palm of your hand” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Build Quality

Twenty-six people thought the product was good quality. Letsgodigital.org wrote “Low ISO image quality, hotshoe, manual movie control” but they scored it 14 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Impressive image quality”. Six years ago Techradar wrote “Improved build quality and ergonomics” in their review of the Samsung 200.

Excellent Low ISO Image Quality, Ease of Use

Twelve owners agreed that the product was easy to use. Camera Labs mentioned five years ago “Full manual exposure control in movie modes, iFn lens button” yet they gave it a score of 19.04 out of 100. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “Decent video recording and full manual control”. What Digital Camera wrote “Excellent low ISO image quality, ease of use” however despite that they only scored it 19.28 out of 100.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung 200 had a good interface. Six years ago Engadget.com mentioned “Interface claire et efficace et touche iFn”. Digital Versus mentioned “Clear, simple interface iFn button is a nice touch” in their review of this digital camera. Firstpost.com mentioned “FM radio, mobile tracker, easy-to-use interface”.

Four owners said that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Great menus” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The NX200 delivers exceptional image quality at the low ISO settings despite its high resolution”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “Well built and with an excellent integrated lens and menu system” in their review.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to handle.

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No Viewfinder

Nine customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it did not have a good viewfinder. Digital Versus said “Can't hook up an external viewfinder” in their Samsung 200 review. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “It lacks an option for a viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. T3.com said “No viewfinder” .

Four customers said in their reviews that it did not have an electronic viewfinder. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fixed screen and no EVF accessory”. Hereshow.ca mentioned six years ago “Does not accept optional EVF” in their Samsung 200 review. What Digital Camera said “Raw processing is slow, poor battery life, no EVF available” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good screen. Digital Versus said “Fixed screen (no swivel or tilt) with no touchsensitive controls” . Cnet.com.au mentioned “It is frustrating to see the word "Processing" on the screen and not be able to make control adjustments” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fixed rear display”.

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No Built-In Flash

Three owners agreed that it did not have a good flash. T3.com wrote “No built-in flash”. Engadget.com mentioned “Pas de flash intgr (livr en externe”. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their Samsung 200 review “Detachable flash feels a bit flimsy” .

Good Exposure Control

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good exposure controls.

1080 30 Movie Recording

Thirteen customers considered that the product was good for video recording. Camera Labs said “1080 30 movie recording” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they rated the product 1 stars. Engadget.com mentioned “20.3 megapixel stills and 1080p video” in their review of the Samsung 200 yet they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Five years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Samsung 200 review “20.3-million-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor NX mount i-Function 2.0 3in, 614,000-dot AMOLED screen 7fps continuous shooting 1080p HD video capture Street price around £699Scores”.

Sharp Kit Lens

Ten people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung 200 on CNET.co.uk “IFunction lens system”. Digital Versus mentioned “Decent enough 1855 mm 3.55.6 OIS kit lens” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung NX200 is a mirrorless camera with a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO 100 to 12,800, single and continuous autofocus, lens shift image stabilisation, smart flash, 3-inch AMOLED display” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product said that it had a good autofocus. One customer mentioned that this digital camera had a good zoom.

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High Resolution Images

Thirty-nine customers who reviewed the Samsung 200 considered that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent overall image quality”. Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote six years ago “Great image and video quality” . Asia.cnet.com said “New image sensor performs better at high ISOs than its N 100 predecessor” although they gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Eleven people concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Bcchardware.com mentioned in their Samsung 200 review “Great resolution from the JPEG engine”. Camera Labs mentioned “7fps burst shooting”. Hereshow.ca said “High 20.3MP resolution, iFn lenses allow for controlling some functions” in their review of this digital camera.

Six owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Bcchardware.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good noise reduction for a 20MP sensor” but they gave it a rating of 19.1 out of 100. Bcchardware.com also said “APSC large sized sensor” in their review. Camera Labs mentioned five years ago “20.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor” in their review of the Samsung 200.

One customer reckoned that the product was good in terms of colour rendition. Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Pleasing color rendition in stills” yet they gave this digital camera a score of 18.56 out of 100.

One owner who purchased it thought it had a good ISO range. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO performance” but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst200fbpsus, samsung ecst200fbpbus, samsung st200f
Barcodes 00044701016441, 00044701016618, 03610170848127, 08806071721552, 08806071725116, 08806071843438, 08806071844435, 08806071863993, 08806071939469, 08806071993539

Samsung 200 Review Sources

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