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Samsung NX20 Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP CMOS Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Eight industry awards
Unremarkable kit lens
Touching on the expensive end of the scale
81 Reviews + 8 Awards
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

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Price

Touching On the Expensive End of the Scale

Two owners concluded that the product was not expensive. Website Netguide.co.nz mentioned “Touching on the expensive end of the scale” in their Samsung NX20 review. Expert review site Chip.com.my said “Pricey as it is, though”.


Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The writers at websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Lydogbillede.dk all decided that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Samsung digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review websites CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au, both of which said that this camera was superb.

The authors at websites Gadgetgear.nl and Onfoto.ru both concluded that this high megapixel camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

One other expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Samsung digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.ph gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this high megapixel camera is 80%.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was compact. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “While still only really a few years old, competition within the compact system camera market has already grown pretty fierce”. Five years ago expert review site Evogadget.com mentioned “A compact system camera with a great performance at a good price is kind of hard to find”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 341 grams, the Samsung NX20 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Unremarkable Kit Lens

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good lens. Website Theverge.com mentioned “Unremarkable kit lens” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Website Netguide.co.nz said in their review of this digital camera “Kit lens is adequate.”. Digital Versus wrote “Quite bulky with the 1855 mm lens”.

Swivel Screen

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. Five years ago Digital Versus wrote “Swivel screen”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com said “The graphical interface on the screen is both impressive” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Crisp and detailed electronic viewfinder”. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned four years ago “The most ‘different’ thing for the latter group is that there is a viewfinder available” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Five customers reckoned that it was good for video recording. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com said “Sharpness wasn't stellar and low light video was average at best, so this isn't a camera we'd recommend for recording movies.”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Still quality is superb and movies are very good”.

Image Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Range of scene modes and picture effects” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago website Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Excellent image clarity” in their review of this digital camera. Also five years ago expert website Gizmodo.in mentioned “Or they take great photos, anyway.” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Neat Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Website Chip.com.my wrote “Neat features” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “One way of doing so is to introduce new and exciting features that haven't been seen be” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the NX20 in January 2013.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX20 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Samsung NX1000, and the Sony Alpha A5100L which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Design

Good Build

Three people who purchased it considered that it was well made. Techradar mentioned “Good build”. Expert review site Theverge.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The hard, textured materials are solid and sturdy.”. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Both handling and build quality are excellent”.

Image Quality

Eight owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Website Theverge.com wrote “Excellent image and video quality” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Four years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Great image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Top notch stills and quality videos”.

Design and Feel

Two owners concluded that it was well designed. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nice design and handling”. Website Cnet.co.uk said “Design and feel” in their review of this digital camera.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX20 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the EOS 7D (£579.99), or the EOS 6D (£857.99) both from Canon or the Nikon D810 (£1,674.99) which all of have better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the D800E (3.2"), or the D5300 (3.2") both from Nikon.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX20 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX20 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, or the Samsung NX300 which both of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the NEX-7, or the Alpha A58 both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX20 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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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX20 has an HDMI port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the NX2000, or the NX300 both from Samsung.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 1024| 1728 x 1152| 1920 x 1080| 2000 x 2000, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels digital camera.

Other 20.3MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the NX300, or the NX2000 both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (20.4MP and higher rated), or the Leica M (£3,879) (24MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung NX20 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX20 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung NX20 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Samsung NX20 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung NX20 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX20 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX20 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX20 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Samsung NX20 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

The lowest magnification of high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 0.17x, the highest is 20x, and the average magnification is 1.3x. With a magnification of only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX20 has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung evsamnx20kitb1bdl, samsung evnx20zzbzbca
Barcodes 00044701016779, 00447010167796, 00616932806124, 00887276000688, 08806071899114, 08806071908182, 08806071912431, 08806071912448, 08806071994048, 08806071994062, 08806085006461, 08806085068148

Samsung NX20 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung NX20 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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