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Samsung NX

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A fully featured and multi award winning MILC digital camera
MILC 20.3MP CMOS Black Dec 2013
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Samsung NX Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Samsung NX number 484 across all digital cameras.
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84 Reviews + 15 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 15 awards including a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus eight other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Samsung digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, good picture quality and lens quality. However they also report sub-standard product quality.
The NX has some great features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
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Samsung NX Video Reviews


How Big is the Samsung NX?

The Samsung NX is 136.5mm wide and 25.7mm tall. It is 101.2mm deep and weighs 410g.

Samsung NX front dimensions

Samsung NX size in context

Samsung NX In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the digital cameras.

The authors at websites Ephotozine, Gagadget.com, Altomdata.dk, M3.idg.se, Expert Reviews, Itc.ua, PhotographyBlog.com, Vido.com.ua and Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ all said that concluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both said that this camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This Samsung camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au.

Two more expert review sites endorsed this Samsung camera. This camera received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Photozone.de.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both said that this digital camera was very good. Chip.com.my gave this camera an "Outstanding" award and Mashable.com gave it a "Mashable Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 76% based on 67 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews.

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User Reviews Are Average

The average user rating of this camera is 78% based on 17 user reviews. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Poor Product Quality

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was not good quality.

  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens, manual adjustment of the lens where other cameras are automatic, plug in additional flash…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014

Users Report it is a Good Size

14 customers who purchased the Samsung NX reckoned that it was compact, three customers who purchased it agreed that it was lightweight and two people wrote that this digital camera was heavy and bulky.

Samsung Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 6,711 user and expert reviews (including 1,798 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good ratings. We also found that Samsung has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 owners considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • Image performance is particularly good from such a sensor…
  • Apparently, people are really into taking pictures of themselves…
  • If you only take simple shots, you will enjoy the otherwise high image…
  • It also includes optical images stabilisation, silent focusing…
  • The optical stabiliser does an excellent job of providing a steady image on screen to aid composition.
  • Just like its cousins it is very suitable for street photography…
    Photozone.de December 2011
  • The center portion of the image field is extremely sharp even at max…
    Photozone.de December 2011
  • Luggage allowance is always an issue when heading off on holiday - so we want a decent camera that will allow us to capture great pictures…
    T3.com August 2014
  • Image quality not so good, front heavy with the adjustable lens, manual adjustment of the lens where other cameras are automatic, plug in additional flash…
    Mac (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Although the actual sensor may be small this camera still captures a lot of light and delivers some great images…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Seven customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens and two people reckoned that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven people who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money.


Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The Samsung NX's sensor megapixels of 20.3MP is in the highest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Samsung NX is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Samsung NX of 25,600 is in the highest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Samsung digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX's weight of 410g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Samsung digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Samsung NX has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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3D

The Samsung NX is 3D, unlike 90% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Samsung NX has an electronic compass, unlike 98% of digital cameras which do not have an electronic compass.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1920 x 810|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung NX supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung NX features album organization, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Samsung NX features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of all digital cameras is 48GB, with the smallest being 1GB and the largest being 2.1TB. The Samsung NX's maximum memory card size of 64GB is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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5472 X 3080 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Samsung NX is 5472 x 3080 pixels. That's 6% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 3648 x 3648 pixels, 3888 x 2592 pixels, 3712 x 2088 pixels plus 8 more values. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Samsung NX's display diagonal of 4.8" is in the largest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX features bluetooth, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX has an anti-dust function. 91% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Headphone Output

The Samsung NX has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung NX features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB. The Samsung NX's internal memory of 16GB is in the biggest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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440 Battery Life

The Samsung NX is a digital camera that takes 440 shots battery life.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ekgn120zkaxar, samsung w1855mm
Barcodes 00887276965840, 08806085633551, 08806085636309, 08806085645233, 08806085648036, 08806085674998, 08806085780811, 08806085849075, 08806085849082, 08806085866522

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