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3.4 out of 5 stars
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Samsung EV-NX100 14.6 MP Digital Camera with 20-55mm Zoom Lens
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on October 6, 2011
I saw an ad for the Samsung NX100 on the back cover of a photography magazine and then read reviews. I ordered the next day, and so you might consider this an impulse purchase. I've given this device five stars, so please understand that my somewhat less than positive comments are minor versus the overall quality and performance.

Lens cap did not stay on very well. I knew it was a matter of time before I lost it, and indeed I did lose it. Secure the lens with a lens cover strap. Better yet, Samsung should remedy this problem with a better-fitting lens cap.

Other issue is that the camera does not grip well to your hands. Therefore, one should always handle the body with the strap gripped and wrapped tightly around the hand or hanging around the neck. Not a big issue.

I have made nearly 1500 images in about six weeks, and I consider the output to be outstanding given the lack of preparation and ease of production. Moreover, images do not have to be cropped for 4x6 prints.

Aside from the image quality and flexible capabilities, the absolute best feature is the size of the NX100. It's not a shirt-pocket camera, but unlike the more normal-sized DSLR, you can carry it anywhere.

I didn't mean to do an ad for Samsung, but I'm enjoying this device. I hope you enjoy it too.
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on February 23, 2015
Very nice. Easy to use. Works very well, is as described. Fast shipping. I am glad to have had the opportunity to have done business with, thanks.
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on April 11, 2013
I bought this camera after some research, looking for DSL quality plus small size. Unfortunately I had a good deal of trouble figuring out how to use it, in particular how to use it to capture rapidly moving (sports) images. This may have more to do with my technical ineptitude (I am an old person) than with the camera, but my 14-year old nephew also had trouble making sense of it. I exchanged it for one that he knows well, and which I am already figuring out on my own.
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on September 27, 2011
I AM A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER SHOOTING IN THE FIELD OF ADVERTISING FOR 26 YEARS...MY MAIN CAMERAS I SHOOT WITH ARE NIKON AND I HAVE JUST ABOUT EVERY MODEL TO WORK WITH...I WANTED SOMETHING SMALL TO CARRY WITH ME AND I ALREADY HAVE THE CANON G12 WHICH I LOVE, BUT WANTED TO HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD LENSES TO...THIS CAMERA AND THE DETAIL IT HAS IS GREAT..I DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS MODEL AT THE TIME RATHER THAN WAITING FOR THE NX200 SINCE IT WAS ANOTHER 400 DOLLARS. I OPTED FOR THE SAMSUNG SINCE I HAVE 3 OF THEIR SMALL POINT AND SHOOTS AND THEY ARE GREAT.
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING THIS CAMERA FOR FUN, IT IS SLIGHTLY SLOW ON FOCUS AND NOT ALWAYS SHARP, HARD SOMETIMES TO GET USE TO NO VIEWFINDER, BUT THERE ARE SOME BIG PLUS THINGS ABOUT THIS CAMERA...IT IS GREAT AND I GOT A FOLD UP SCREEN FOR THE BACK TO SEE IN DAYLIGHT.
DID A WHOLE SERIES OF VESPA SHOTS WITH THIS CAMERA AND YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE KNOWN FROM MY NIKONS TO THIS CAMERA...GREAT POINT AND SHOOT.
VERY HAPPY WITH THIS NEW TOY
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on January 23, 2014
The camera came broken, so I send it back. But came without original box, waranty, so I don't recomend it.
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on July 10, 2011
I recently purchased the Samsung NX100. I am a female semi-professional photgrapher and was looking for a smaller alternative to my large older SLR camera. Many of the newer SLRs are simply too big for regular carrying and are too large to comfortable accomodate my hands. I did a lot of searching and comparing similiar products but finally I settled on the Samsung NX100. So far I have found it to be better than expected. The automatic modes are easy to use and the manual photography is easy to use but still gives me the control I am looking for. My biggest problem when selecting the camera was the lack of the built in flash, but the external flash (while a bit larger than I expected) does a great job and does more than any built in flash would be able to do. So far the camera is outdoing my expectations. The kit lens does a good overall job and even does some pretty amazing macro photography. It would have been nice to have the kit lens include image stabilization but it has not been a huge problem thus far. I purchased the item as a kit with the camera, kit lens, flash, zoom lens, and a memory card. I have found the whole package great. I really did a lot of comparing between the samsung, the panasonic and the olympus equivalents, and ultimately the overall larger megapixels and sensor with the lower price brought me to Samsung. Prior to this I did not know Samsung to be in the camera market, only appliances and electronics. But I feel now that this camera is out there, Samsung really has a shot at being a quality camera maker. I would highly recommend this as a quality smaller scale alternative or even for an ameatur photographer wanting to learn more about shooting manually (the I function on this camera makes it nearly impossible to not learn the manual functions). Thus far it is a great product and I would really consider this an overall good camera.
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on July 1, 2011
This is a nice little camera. It is no DSLR, but it has LOTS of features. The iLens is a handy feature when you'd like to have control of your lens and pictures. The only downside is the noise in the higher iso range compared to similar cameras. I like the versatility of the lenses. they are all superb quality. The form factor is a little awkard but you get use to it. The on/off switch is in an inconvient position just wonder how it will hold up over time. The battery door is also a little flimsy also concerned about durability, but over all this is a nice alternative to a quick shoot when you don't won't to drag around a full sized DSLR. I am having fun with the camera and can't wait to try out new lenses. The iLens future is superb!
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on April 13, 2015
I bought this camera 4 or so years ago. I am only leaving my review today just to provide reliability history to anyone needing one.

This camera has been a work horse for me since the very beginning. It worked every single time I pulled it out and shoot something or someone. It has not balked on whatever situation I have put it into including pull it out after it being unused for over a month or so.

It worked, and worked every time. I have upgraded multiple times already since this camera. This camera is still working like brand new even after those many years of abuse. Impressive.

This camera is what actually hooked me into using Samsung NX cameras.
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on December 29, 2012
This is a fun little camera that begs to be taken along on outings. Is it a DSLR substitute? No, although, with its large CMOS APS-C sensor, it is capable of delivering DSLR-like images. The 20-50mm kit lens is small and light, consider it a "pancake zoom" and as mentioned earlier, it can deliver decent images. Keeping with the theme of "small and light", the supplied TTL external flash does the job its designed to do without adding a lot of weight or bulk when attached to the NX100. Sadly, it has no bounce ability for interior shots, but attaching a white index card to its bottom (using a rubber band) and bending the front of the card to a 45 degree angle, one can achieve the desired bounce effect. It's not very sexy looking, but it seems to work.

I wanted a smaller, grab-and-go camera and a complement to my DSLR. The NX100 certainly fills the bill in that regard. Though not quite "pocketable", I am more inclined to take it with me when I'm out and about. If you're in the market for a compact mirrorless camera, I feel the NX100 can offer a robust shooting experience to those wanting to upgrade from their point-and-shoots or to those wanting a 2nd grab-and-go backup camera to their DSLR.

If you get this camera, the first thing you should do is upgrade its firmware. In addition to tweaking the camera's software, the upgrade adds the SWEEP PANORAMA function to the SCENES menu.

For those interested in the technical aspects of the NX100, I encourage you to research the numerous reviews that can be found online. I found the reviews on Steves-digicams and Photographyblog most useful.

Lastly, for the money, you can't go wrong.... get one before they're all gone.
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on October 23, 2014
I run my my own on site photography business. This was my first camera that I used. I have always enjoyed photography, so when I got this camera, I tested it out on my kids. Now, I've photographed tons of families and this is what got me started into my photography adventure!

There are super cool editing features. You can edit a picture and whatever new edit you do, remains in the camera as a new picture, next to the original. You can not edit blemishes or straighten in the camera.

The only two complaints I have are
One; the lens cap is missing, because it was cheaply made and fell off.
Two; no image stabilization so the pictures can become blurry if you're not using a tripod.

All in all, I love this camera!
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