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Samsung NX Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Fifteen industry awards
No lens cap
Poor overall design
170 Reviews + 15 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold Expert Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Fifteen Industry Awards

Camera experts really like this digital camera and have given it fifteen awards.

The writers at review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Altomdata.dk, M3.idg.se, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com, Itc.ua and Vido.com.ua all said that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at websites PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au both thought that this digital camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both endorsed this high megapixel camera. The editor of website What Digital Camera gave this camera a "Gold" award and wrote it was marvellous and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Photozone.de.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Samsung camera was good. Mashable.com gave this camera a "Mashable Choice" award and it received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

Average Expert Reviews

Sixty-five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 76 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is 81% based on 23 owner reviews. 6 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 7,714 expert and user reviews (including 311 verified purchases), Samsung has good reviews for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was December 2013 when this Samsung digital camera was released.


Audio

Silent Focus

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Silent focus” .

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung NX features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung NX supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Samsung digital camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 810 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

At 4.77 inches, the Samsung NX has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not have a touchscreen.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) which both of have better reviews.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX features bluetooth, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera which do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the DSC-HX60V (£198.99), or the DSC-RX100 (£233.99) both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99), and the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) are also worth considering.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Samsung NX has an electronic compass, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Samsung NX has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Samsung NX features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung NX features album organization, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX features multi burst mode. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

The Samsung NX has a very big internal memory (16,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the internal memory range from 8MB to 16GB.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX has an external flash connector. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s), whereas most high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Samsung camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3888x2592, 2976x1984, 1728x1152, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3712x2088, 2944x1656, 1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2640x2640, 2000x2000 and 1024x1024 and 2688x1512. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels camera.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (20.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

Digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have magnifications of between 0.17x and 20x. With a magnification of only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX has one of the lower magnifications amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Design

Poor Overall Design

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was not well designed. Website Toptenreviews.com said “Poor overall design” in their review of this digital camera. Website T3.com wrote “Slightly bulky design”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “Its overall design is not good” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 3 stars out of 5.

Touch Screen is Handy for Changing Settings

Two customers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Website Toptenreviews.com mentioned two years ago “Touch screen is handy for changing settings” in their review of this digital camera. Lainey  wrote in the same month “Really good settings and takes a lovely picture” .

Tiny Build

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Website Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “High quality build and finish” . They also mentioned “Stills and video quality, build quality” in their review. What Digital Camera wrote “Solid and robust build quality”.

Good Build Quality

Twelve people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Website Toptenreviews.com said “Good photo and video quality”. Pc Mag mentioned “Impressive image quality” but even so they only scored the Samsung NX 3 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews said four years ago “Good build quality”.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Samsung NX has a fairly average weight (410 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Compact

Seventeen customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Pc Mag mentioned “Very compact” in their Samsung NX review and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Photozone.de gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera six years ago “A member of the "Carry" (thus compact lenses) series”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “The one that has stood out the most is the - some would say inevitable - decision to put an Android operating system on a compact system camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The nifty compact dimensions and light-weight are the main appeal of this lens” but even so they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Mamakiki wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com two years ago “It is lightweight and user friendly” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their Samsung NX review “Still, for the price this lens offer decent performance in a compact size, which is what is required o”. They also mentioned “This lens delivers decent performance at a reasonable price” in their review. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's a good value.”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Five years ago expert website Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Although this lens is a little large, chunky and expensive”. Expert website Pcmag.com said “It's overpriced”. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “It's certainly the most audacious, though – and the most expensive”.

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No Lens Cap

Eight people who bought the Samsung NX thought it did not have a good lens. Website Toptenreviews.com wrote “Limited lens selection” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “The interchangeable lens system means it's a little less portable if you want to take advantage of its versatility” in their review. And also wrote “Minimal lens offerings (two official options at the time of this review”.

Five people who bought this digital camera considered that it did not have a good autofocus. Website Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Manual focus is awkward”. They also wrote “Auto focus can be slow and inaccurate” in their review. Website Dxomark.com mentioned “Can be slow to lock focus”.

Three owners considered that it did not have a good zoom. Website Toptenreviews.com said two years ago “Kit lenses offer narrow zoom range” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag mentioned five years ago “Limited zoom range” in their review of this digital camera. Lovetoclean2014 said on expert website Walmart.com “It's just crazy to me that they are so expensive and that the camera with the smaller lens doesn't offer a zoom at all huge disappointment” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they still rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Video is Excellent

Six owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Website Dpexpert.com.au said “Video is excellent” in their review of the Samsung NX. Website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Decent stills and movies with enough light” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Large Screen

Seven owners said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Website Techradar.com said “Large screen” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Website Videomaker.com wrote “Easy touch screen controls”. Website Toptenreviews.com said two years ago “Hinged screen can be useful”.

Sharp Image Output

Nineteen customers who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images. Pc Mag wrote “Sharp image output” in their review of the Samsung NX. Website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “Very good still image and video quality” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Website Toptenreviews.com mentioned two years ago “Good image quality from a small sensor”.

Four people who purchased the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Website Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Shooting assists” . Website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Ability to change lens to expand shooting options”. What Digital Camera wrote in their review of this digital camera “Capable of shooting high speed sequences” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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Power

Battery Life

Eleven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Website Mashable.com said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Superb battery life” . Website Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Battery life is excellent”. They also said “Great battery life (over 500 shots” in their review.


Product Identifiers

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Samsung NX Review Sources

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