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Samsung NX20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the low light performance. The features and value for money get less positive views.

responsiveness, portability, performance, image quality, screen

value for money, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Compact System Cameras the Samsung NX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Samsung NX20 Review


Samsung may kick some serious butt in the HDTV and smartphone worlds but they're still climbing the ladder to the top when it comes to digital imaging. We've used Samsung cameras and camcorders for years and always been – how should we put this...

Top notch stills and quality videos ; Excellent iFunction lens with OIS ; Superior vari-angle screen

Forget high-speed burst mode ; Occasional focusing issues ; Noisy at high ISOs

The Samsung NX20 is an excellent camera for both casual and advanced users. However, avoid the high-speed burst mode.

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Samsung NX20 Review


The Samsung NX20 is a compact and powerful alternative to a bulky dSLR. This interchangeable lens camera provides all of the power and control of a dSLR with the ease of a point-n-shoot. Performance and quality are also great, making this an excellent...

Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Outstanding image quality in all of our images ; Image Stabilization helps keep images sharp ; 3.0-inch AMOLED LCD is one of...

Expensive, will be an investment to get started ; Highest ISO settings are not useable ; Very short battery life compared to a dSLR ; No external audio input

The Samsung NX20 is a compact and powerful alternative to a bulky dSLR. This interchangeable lens camera provides all of the power and control of a dSLR with the ease of a point-n-shoot. Performance and quality are also great, making this an excellent...

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Samsung NX20


The Samsung NX20 ($1,099.99 direct with 18-55mm lens) is the top-end camera in the NX compact interchangeable lens series, but despite having a built-in EVF and flash, doesn't perform as well as the entry-level NX1000 or competing high-end mirrorless...

Excellent Wi-Fi implementation. Sharp, articulating rear display. Good control layout

Expensive. So-so LCD EVF. Kit lens soft at 18mm. Slow to start and shoot

The NX20 is Samsung's top-end mirrorless camera, but it doesn't perform as well as its less-expensive sibling, the NX1000—or other models in its price range.


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Samsung NX20 review


The most interesting part of the camera market right now lies right in between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR. Basically, the former category is being eaten alive by ever-improving smartphone cameras, and the latter is a fairly mature market without a...

Excellent image and video quality ; Useful interface and controls ; Cool Wi-Fi features

Expensive ; Unremarkable kit lens ; Some performance quirks

A very good camera, but for whom?

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Samsung NX20First Impressions Review


The Samsung NX series has had its share of growing pains as a mirrorless interchangeable lens line, with some hits and misses. With the NX200 released last year, we felt that the line had finally found a consistent design philosophy, with an image...

The Samsung NX20 enters the ever-growing compact system camera market, taking the flagship line of the company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras in a more traditional direction. With its built-in EVF and WiFi functionality, the NX20 certainly...

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Samsung NX20 Review: Swimming With Sharks


Since the beginning of the digital imaging revolution, a new generation of photographers has come of age using point and shoot cameras. Amateur shutterbugs have grown progressively more sophisticated over those twenty odd years, but they still want...

Great image quality ; Better than average kit zoom ; DSLR flexibility with P&S ease of use ; Impressive maximum shutter speed

The battery/SD card compartment door is hinged on the wrong side ; Video start-stop button could have been less awkwardly placed ; Cost

The NX20 provides DSLR-like image quality, creative flexibility, and lens interchangeability without giving up any of the popular point and shoot features and ease of use of smaller cameras. The NX20 was designed for entry level ILC users, but novices...

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Camera Review: Samsung NX20


A step in the right direction for wireless connectivity in digital cameras.

Finally a decent wireless setup in a digital camera

Your iPhone still kicks its butt

Camera manufacturers have tried to add decent wireless connectivity to digital cameras for the last decade with little success. While the built-in Wi-Fi in the Samsung NX20 doesn’t come close to being as seamless to use as your iPhone, it’s a step in...

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Samsung NX20


Samsung's new NX20, boasts the same huge megapixel count as the NX210 and the NX200.

An excellent flagship mirrorless camera that is worth serious consideration at its price point

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Samsung NX20


Announced alongside the NX1000 and NX210, the NX20 replaces the NX10 as Samsung's top-of-the-line mirrorless camera. Within its SLR-inspired form factor lies the new 20.3 megapixel sensor found in the other NX models, which is quite competitive and...

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Samsung NX20 Review


Here we go again: Samsung hits the market with another compact, interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera. Brave I call it!

Now that Canon is about to enter the market with its EOS-M the majors are all out there, braving the winds with their wares. In Samsung’s case it’s a tough game for a brand that’s possibly better known for its TVs, domestic white goods (fridges etc),...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.7 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Samsung BP-1310
Battery Type:Samsung BP-1310


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes