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Samsung NX200 Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP CMOS Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Fifteen industry awards
No viewfinder
For its price
98 Reviews + 15 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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For Its Price

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Five years ago website Imaging Resource.com mentioned “A significant bump up in price from previous model”. Website Cnet.com said “For its price”. Six years ago expert review site Techradar.com wrote “While by no means cheap” however they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Fifteen Industry Awards

This Samsung digital camera has received fifteen awards from experts in cameras.

This high megapixel camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Hardwareheaven.com, Datatid.dk, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Theregister.co.uk, Gagadget.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom said that this Samsung camera was good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was very good. This camera received a "Silver" award from both Bcchardware.com and Onfoto.ru.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites CNET.co.uk and Digicam Buyer.co.uk, both of which decided that this high megapixel camera was brilliant.

This high megapixel camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this camera was very good.

This camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fifty-seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 78 out of 100.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Body

Thirty-one people who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Compact body” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Six years ago expert review site Hereshow.ca wrote “This curvy 20.3-megapixel Compact System Camera (CSC) has a partially metal body with retro-modern styling”. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “The latest, slimmed-down Samsung compact system camera (CSC) packs in a 20.3-megapixel APS-C size CMOS s” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people agreed that it was a good body shape. Website Cnet.com.au mentioned “The strong metal body” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Popphoto.com said “Attractive and functional body design” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Liveatpc.com mentioned “Great body, kinda sharp though Design-wise”.

Four people considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Samsung 's previous NX series models have been chunkier and heavier than models from the likes of Sony” although they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Gizmodo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera has a hefty $900 price tag, although it's cheaper than the 24-megapixel Sony NEX-7” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk said “Are put off by their bulky designs” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert website Tech-Reviews.co.uk mentioned six years ago “I was very impressed with the compact and light-weight design, as well as the high-quality images” . Expert website Letsgodigital.org wrote “The lightweight metalli” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who bought the product said that it was thin. Expert website Photoanswers.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung NX200 replaces the NX100 in Samsungs CSC line and has a bulky 18-55mm lens protruding from its slim, slender body” . Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said six years ago “The slim MV800 has a unique adjustable touchscreen” .

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX200 has a fairly average weight (220.4 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features

Great Feature Set Including, Filters, Frames, Panorama

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Website Bcchardware.com said in their review of this digital camera “Great feature set including, filters, frames, panorama”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com mentioned “It is packed with useful features” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com said “Its performance and features -- while good -- don't merit its relatively high price”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when Samsung released the NX200.


Design

Nice Design

Nine customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well designed. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said “It's a good thing the design of the NX200 isn't the only thing Samsung changed”. Expert website Tekgadg.com wrote “NX200 boasts an improved and stylish design with even more lenses” in their review of the Samsung NX200. Expert review site Tech-Reviews.co.uk rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Featuring a very sleek and attractive slimline design, as well as some fantastic features”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote five years ago “While we genuinely liked the looks of the stylish previous model” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Six years ago expert website Liveatpc.com mentioned “The NX200 manages to captivate with its smooth curves and well-placed grip design” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Build Quality

Eleven people said in their reviews that the product was well made. Website T3.com mentioned “Functionality built into lens” in their review of the Samsung NX200. Techradar wrote “Improved build quality and ergonomics” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert review site Dpexpert.com.au said “This is a well made, good looking camera that is small”.

Decent Video Recording and Full Manual Control

Seven people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Five years ago website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Decent video recording and full manual control” in their review of the Samsung NX200. Expert review site Photoxels.com wrote “The Samsung NX200 makes a strong showing in the compact mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera category with a camera that is intuitive and captures great images”. Six years ago Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “The camera is a massive step forward from the NX100 and the latest design is both intuitive and easy to use”.

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago website Cnet.co.uk said “Great menus” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “The NX200 delivers exceptional image quality at the low ISO settings despite its high resolution” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk also said “Well built and with an excellent integrated lens and menu system” in their review.

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Good Build Quality

Nineteen owners reckoned that it was good quality. Five years ago website T3.com mentioned “Good build quality” in their review of the Samsung NX200. Six years ago website Tech-Reviews.co.uk said “Great image and video quality”. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Excellent overall image quality” .


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX200 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the EOS 7D (£579.99), or the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i (£267.99) both from Canon.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Pentax K-3 (£585.62) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung NX200 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX200 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, the Canon EOS 60Da, or the Sony ILCE-7R which all of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Samsung camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that were released 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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung NX200 supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Canon EOS 60Da which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX200.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX200 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Samsung NX200 features connection to PC. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung NX200 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX200 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX200 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX200 is more than most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX200 has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 1024, 2000 x 2000, 2640 x 2640, 2944 x 1656 and 3648 x 3648 and 3712 x 2088. The best still image resolution of all high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels digital camera.

Other 20.3MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX1000 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the DSCHX300 (£429) (20.4MP and higher rated), or the DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (20.4MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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No Viewfinder

Six owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it did not have a good viewfinder. Digital Versus mentioned “Can't hook up an external viewfinder” . Website Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Samsung NX200 five years ago “No viewfinder option or accessory port” . Website Bcchardware.com mentioned “No external viewfinder option” but even so they still scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Two people considered that it did not have a good screen. Website Cnet.com.au mentioned “It is frustrating to see the word "Processing" on the screen and not be able to make control adjustments” . Pc Mag said “Fixed rear display”.

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1080 30 Movie Recording

Eight people agreed that it was good for video recording. Website Asia.cnet.com wrote “Pleasing color rendition in stills and videos”. Camera Labs mentioned five years ago “1080 30 movie recording” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com wrote “The NX200 is the top new camera from Samsung that boasts a huge image sensor and the ability to record Full HD 1080p video” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Seven owners thought the product had a good lens. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “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”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “We think the NX200 is a capable interchangeable lens camera for the compact upgrader” and gave this digital camera a rating of 76 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.com.au said five years ago “The NX200 is an interchangeable lens compact that ticks plenty of boxes.” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

High Resolution Images

Twenty-three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago website Cnet.co.uk scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Impressive image quality”. Website Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good RAW image quality”. Website Computeractive.co.uk wrote “Detailed, attractive photos” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Website Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their Samsung NX200 review “Excellent resolution and detail”. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fast burst shooting”. Expert website Hereshow.ca said in their review of this digital camera “The NX200 provides very high resolution, great speed”.

Three customers who bought the product agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au said five years ago “An alternative to a DSLR?The NX200 has a 20mp APS-C sensor, making it second only to the Sony NEX-7 in pixel count” . Expert review site Evogadget.com wrote “The 20 megapixel sensor is a great addition to an otherwise very attractive camera with good over”. Five years ago expert website Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned “The nifty Samsung NX200 should be able to hold its own in an increasingly crowded CSC marketplace thanks to its impressive 20.3MP APS-C sized sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 6536089031, samsung 6517278407
Barcodes 00006517278407, 00006536089031, 08806071620916, 08806071642031, 08806071656113, 08806071664057, 08806071714394, 08806071716893

Samsung NX200 Review Sources

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