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Samsung NX100 Digital Camera

SLR 14.6MP CMOS SDHC Oct 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Eleven industry awards
Average video quality
Unacceptable noise level
231 Reviews + 11 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

This Samsung digital camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of a similar age and type.

The authors at review sites What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com and Gagadget.com all decided that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This medium megapixel digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Photoxels.com and Computertotaal.nl all of whom thought that this digital camera was exceptional.

This Samsung digital camera was given a "Platinum" award by websites Buy-n-shoot.com who decided that this medium megapixel digital camera was brilliant.

This digital camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave it an "Excellent" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seventy-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this digital camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel digital camera rated it as 88%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 7,714 user and expert reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Extensive Features

Thirteen people thought the product had good features. Website Thestar.com.my rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Extensive features” in their Samsung NX100 review. Walmartsfavshopper scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Has all the bells and whistles” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago Swimdad wrote “It looked good and seemed to have decent features” but even so they scored it 40 out of 100.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers considered that this digital camera was noisy. Website Thestar.com.my said “Noisy lens motor” in their review of this digital camera.

Noisy Lens Motor

Two customers considered that this digital camera was noisy. Website Thestar.com.my said “Noisy lens motor” in their review of this digital camera.

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung NX100 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec digital 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 NX100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Samsung digital camera has been on the market since October 2010.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung NX100 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix D7000 (£755.58) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Samsung NX100 has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. Cameras of this age and type have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung NX100 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Sony NEX-F3D, and the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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14.6 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.6 megapixels digital camera.

If this Samsung camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Samsung Camera (£34.99) (16MP), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (16MP).

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX100 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX100 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an external flash connector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX100 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Samsung NX100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX100 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX100 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung NX100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Battery

420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Samsung NX100 is a camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Samsung NX100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Samsung NX100 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Price

Good Value

Twenty people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Mac World mentioned “Great image quality and features for the price” but despite that he only scored it 60 out of 100. Six years ago website Macworld.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Reasonably priced”. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Good value”.

Two owners agreed that it was expensive. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “A little fiddly to get in and out and of course the other problem is they are always more expensive” and rated it 76 out of 100. Aspenjohnson wrote “More expensive than the competition” in their review of this digital camera but they rated it 20 out of 100.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Samsung NX100 has a fairly average weight (282 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the GE X5 (£55) (380g), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228) (213g).

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Compact Size

Eleven people said that the product was compact. Website Everythingusb.com said in their review of the Samsung NX100 “Compact design”. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “A decent compact system camera.” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Dreamwarecomputers.com said six years ago “A compact system camera takes it's feature”.

Four customers who bought the product considered that it was lightweight. Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Relatively lightweight”. Five years ago Paulsf wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “This camera is light-weight and very small” yet they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Techwarelabs.com said in their review of this digital camera “With the drawbacks of being a heavy, bulky brick that can have a very steep le”. Seven years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Pocket Lint “A limited buffer size for RAW shooting and general bulky design are all additional problems” however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Atanas mentioned “It is bulky and demanding item, dangling from my neck, getting caught in the baby bags” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Chris Reddin said “It's small and easy to carry, light and the zoom is astounding” in his review of this digital camera. Dweeba08 wrote on expert website Walmart.com five years ago “The lightness makes it easy to carry around”.

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Average Video Quality

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX100 was not good for video recording. Mac World wrote in his review of this digital camera “Lacks dedicated video recording button”. Website Cnet.co.uk said “Average video quality” however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5. Website Digitalhomethoughts.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Video quality leaves a little to be desired”.

No Integral Flash

Seven customers who reviewed the Samsung NX100 reckoned that it did not have a good flash. What Digital Camera mentioned “No inbuilt flash, no viewfinder, poor battery life” although they still scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Pocket Lint wrote “No flash, no viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago website Dreamwarecomputers.com mentioned “Aftermarket flash and viewfinder reviewed leave a lot to be desired for the price”.

Large Touch Screen

Five people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen. Website T3.com mentioned “Large touch screen” in their review of the Samsung NX100. Starcran gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Walmart.com “The wide screen very good”. Lsteezy scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on expert review site Walmart.com “The display is crystal clear”.

Interchangeable Lens

Seven owners reckoned that it had a good lens. Website Everythingusb.com mentioned “Interchangeable lens” in their Samsung NX100 review. They also wrote “Decent "kit" lens included” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned four years ago “The only negative is the lens noise when using video” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Matthew scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said four years ago “The zoom is brilliant and picture is crisp”. In the same month K. Muir wrote in their review of this digital camera “The zoom Is second to none when put together with the price”. Paulo said “Shuts down, in full zoom, when press half of the shutter release” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who bought it said that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It isn't very original and it has no flash or stabilisation system (with the 20-30 mm kit lens, at least” . Steve wrote in his review of this digital camera “Only weak spot is image stabilisation” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Sharp Images

Fourty-five customers considered that the product was able to produce good images. Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Bright, punchy pictures” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Seven years ago website Everythingusb.com wrote in their review of the Samsung NX100 “Very good photo taking abilities”. Website Digitalhomethoughts.com said six years ago “Amazing photo quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Seven years ago Ephotozine said “The value of the larger sensor is immediately apparent” in their review of this digital camera. Fa mentioned “Good camera with very nice lens and sensor which produces excellent results.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Power

Impressive Battery Life

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Six years ago website Digitalhomethoughts.com wrote “Impressive battery life”. They also mentioned “As just a camera it excels - superior picture quality, reliability, battery life is strong, etc” in their review. Aspenjohnson said in their Samsung NX100 review on expert review site Walmart.com “Battery dies way too quick, even when not in use”.


Design

Quick and Easy to Use

Eighteen owners who bought the Samsung NX100 reckoned that it was easy to use. Seven years ago website Everythingusb.com said “Quick and easy to use”. They also mentioned “Comfortable grip with an easy to use button layout” in their review. Website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Large buttons and intuitive controls” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Two owners agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Oliver! wrote “Menu is quite extensive.”.

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Compact and Sturdy Body

Seven people reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Seven years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “With no flash and no viewfinder built in”. Six years ago Cgoligowski mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX100 “Wishing for a good solid firmware solution”. Duo29 wrote on expert review site Walmart.com also six years ago “The camera is solid”.

Two owners who bought it agreed that it was strong and durable. Stuff.tv wrote “Compact and sturdy body” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. B. Carter said “The case is metallic and sturdy, feels strong”.

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Slick Design

Seven customers agreed that this digital camera was well designed. Website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Comfortable shooting design for smaller hands”. Website Wired.com said six years ago “Stylish, ergonomic design”. Sonicfreak mentioned “Great product, great design and features including manual settings” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Thestar.com.my wrote “However, to truly create beautiful images with the camera, you have to take”. Serpico said “Overall - pretty good camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Image Quality

Twenty-three customers concluded that it was good quality. Six years ago Mac World said “Good quality up t 1600” but even so he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Website Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “Good image quality”. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Decent build quality” yet they only scored it 40 out of 100.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers evnx100zbannl, samsung f51mm, ext50200sb, exs30nb, exw20nb, sef42a, sef20a, sef15a
Barcodes 00806071147413, 08806071147413, 08806071147420, 08806071177069, 08806071177076, 08806071177083, 08806071177113, 08806071177120

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