Overall score: 77%
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- Included Accessories - SEF-8A Flash Unit, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS Lens, BP1030 Battery, BC1030 Battery Charger, Battery Charger Power Cable, Camera Strap, User Manual, Software CDFeatures
- The 20.3 Megapixels APS-C CMOS Sensor complements NX200's mirrorless lens system perfectly
- Get the full picture with the thin and light 3.0 VGA AMOLED display
- An interchangeable lens system packed into a light-weight, compact body
- Captures fast-moving subjects with the 7 fps Continuous Shot/100ms AF speed
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||330 Photos|
|Compatible Mountings||Samsung NX|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||7 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||614,000|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||12,800|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180_sec|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detect|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|Form Factor||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 1.42 x 4.61 inches|
|Item Weight||0.49 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||5,472|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.3 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Optional SR9NX01|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Super Sonic Drive|
|Shipping Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion BC1030 battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic (optional)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
Review summary from DPReview
The Samsung NX200 is an obvious choice for anyone who wants lots of pixels in a small package. The camera is slightly let down by long buffering times in raw mode and the JPEG engine's noise treatment at high sensitivities, but overall the NX200 is a powerful photographic tool with a good feature set for its class, and it's enjoyable to use.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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First off, the Samsung NX 200 takes great photos. Low ISO shots are good, not quite as noise free as my Pentax K-5, but at least equal to Canon's current APS sensor images. I process photos from several theater photographers and get to see the files from many current cameras. The NX 200 has nothing to apologize for when it comes to low light performance.
The kit lens is sharp, though no faster than other kit lenses. With Samsung's 30 mm pancake lens it becomes a great street photography camera. The 30 is actually a great addition. It's super sharp, very fast, (F2) has no distortion or fringing in most conditions. The bonus is that the camera becomes very compact with this lens and will fit in a jacket pocket.
Second, the camera is well made. The magnesium body feels solid. Finish is excellent, and it looks classy. The camera is light but solid. There are enough external controls for an enthusiast like me. One extra is the i-Function lens, which allows for quick setting changes by turning a ring on the lens. It's sort of similar to the adjustment ring on the front of the Canon S95/100. That's on the body instead of the lens, but the lens ring makes changing settings surprisingly easy and fast. I'm becoming a fan.
The AMOLED screen is brilliant: bright, crisp and has good color. It will work in bright sunlight, though it does wash out.
Third, taking photos is quick. I don't know exactly how the burst rate compares to the competition. It's more than quick enough for my needs. The camera starts up quickly and shot-to-shot times are fast enough that I don't have to wait. It handles well.Read more ›
The APS-C size sensor gathers more light than its micro 4/3rds competition and the autofocus proved more than sufficient for me. Image quality is excellent OOC (out of camera) in Jpeg superfine. Everyone has their favorite photo editing software but there is not much need to use it if you don't want to when shooting Jpegs with the NX200. Raw shooters will likely be disappointed with the uncompressed files and write times. The latest Samsung firmware has helped me with Raw files but using a class 10 SD card a single image took 10-12 seconds to transfer from the buffer. Superfine - full resolution - Jpegs were done within two seconds!
I liked the EVF on my NX100 but while shooting with the NX200, I didn't miss it. The AMOLED screen is bright enough for most outdoor photos, and indoors it is more than adequate; there is a brightness level in the menu options that you can set to bump up the clarity of the view screen.
The NX200 has a magnesium alloy top and bottom plate but the wrapping is polycarbonite plastic. It feels lighter but more substantial than the NX100. It also has a slimmer profile which makes it all the more "stealthy" for street-shooters. Using the 16mm, 20mm or 30mm prime lenses makes the camera all the more portable than the included 18-55mm kit lens. This is not to mean that the kit lens is not portable, only that it is much longer than any of the Samsung NX primes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually returned it. Decided I wanted the next step up! Impressed by it, so decided to order the NX300. great customer service & price!Published 10 months ago by Martie
I wanted to get into photography and my requirements for a camera were under 500$, mirror less, interchangeable lenses, at least 20mp, and needed to have the settings of a DSLR... Read morePublished 10 months ago by jacob
very pleased with this as a lightweight alternative to my nikon dslr. Nothing will replace my Nikon but having this for hikes and traveling is going to take a big load off - plus... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Casual Triathlete
I bought this with the intent of using it for video, but the bitrates are too low to be a serious contender. I could have probably figured this out before I bought it, but didn't. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Salty Donkey
My camera store dealer said that this was A repackaged camera because my Samsung NX200 freezes up and I can not take A picture
and the lens has A minor flaw on front . Read more
This camera does everything you need it to do and it is very energy efficient. One charge lasts the whole day and it is very good for sightseeing and other day trips. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vivek Kommineni
This thing is great and has all the bells and whistles you need to get into photography.
My only disappointment was that Samsung seemed remove this camera from their... Read more