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Samsung NX200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and design. The performance and responsiveness also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the shutter and battery. Comments are divided on the flash.

portability, responsiveness, performance, design, usability

viewfinder, value for money, features, battery, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NX200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung NX200 (with 18-55mm lens ,Black)


With excellent photo quality, solid performance, and a very nicely designed body, the Samsung NX200 distinguishes itself in an increasingly crowded field. But $900 still seems like a bit much to ask for a camera that's not at the front of its class on...

With excellent photos for a sub-$1,000 model and a nicely designed user interface, the Samsung NX200 is a compelling option for image-first photographers.

For its price, the NX200 feels light on important features; it lacks an option for a viewfinder, and it cries out for an articulated LCD. And while its shooting performance is fine, in-camera operations like playback and changing settings can get held...

The Samsung NX200's photo quality stands out from the crowd, but its performance and features -- while good -- don't merit its relatively high price.


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Samsung NX200


The Samsung NX200 is the company's fifth NX camera but only the third body design, and represents a significant step up for the series. It's built around a completely new 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and wrapped in the series' first all-metal body. The...

Good image quality with very high resolution and good detail at base ISO ; Well-designed and intuitive user interface, suitable for point-and-shoot users and enthusiasts alike ; Good customizability including the useful iFn button ; Attractive...

Longer than usual processing times after taking raw shots ; Fairly aggressive noise reduction starts blurring detail at lower ISOs and mixes with high levels of chroma noise at higher sensitivities ; No live-view feed in continuous shooting ; No access...

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...

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Samsung NX200Digital Camera Review


The Samsung NX200 is a major step forwards for the Samsung NX line of compact system cameras, with a 20.3-megapixel image sensor that will place it among the heaviest hitters in the category. The Samsung-designed sensor complements a number of smart,...

When you think about the big names in the interchangeable lens camera market, Samsung is surely not among the first to come to mind. With the sub-$1000 NX200, that deserves to change, as Samsung has produced a camera with image quality, performance,...


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Samsung NX200


There are some cameras that we absolutely love, some we find downright disappointing and others that get the job done, albeit with mediocre results. Samsung's digital imaging devices typically fall within that last category -- they're moderately...

Excellent battery life ; 20.3 megapixel stills and 1080p video ; Accurate white balance and exposure

Expensive ; Limited lens selection ; Inconsistent focusing system

Samsung's NX200 is a worthy successor to the NX100, but its feature set doesn't justify the high price.

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Samsung NX200 Preview


Samsung has released their sexiest NX-series camera to date (9/2011), with the introduction of the NX200. This sleek and stylish camera boasts some impressive specifications, all of which are packed into a very compact shell. Most importantly, the...

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Samsung NX200Digital Camera Review


What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Samsung NX200. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at

The NX200 is certainly one of the most impressive cameras we’ve seen from Samsung in terms of video capability and features. The camera showed us positive results in our color accuracy tests, with the NX200 producing strong, deep colors even in low...

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Samsung NX200


Taking a more serious approach to the compact system camera, the Samsung NX200 raises resolution to 20.3-megapixels, adds Full HD video recording, and improved autofocus speed. Most of the new lenses feature a unique i-Function button that the company...

It's a good thing the design of the NX200 isn't the only thing Samsung changed. While we genuinely liked the looks of the stylish previous model, the NX100, we had issues with its JPEG image quality when shooting at high ISOs. The all-black, 20.3MP...

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Samsung NX200 20.3MP ILC Camera


Samsung is one of the world's foremost electronics manufacturers with products ranging from drill ships, construction equipment to home appliances. Being involved in the computer industry, I would say that they are most well known for their TVs and...

APS-C large sized sensor ; Good auto focus and manual focus ; Very good noise reduction for a 20MP sensor ; Great resolution from the JPEG engine ; Good OIS ; Great feature set including, filters, frames, panorama and more ; Auto exposure bracketing...

No built-in flash ; Face detection not the greatest ; Clips to white fairly quickly, detail not recoverable in RAW ; Uses a Samsung proprietary NX lens mount ; No connector for external microphone ; No external viewfinder option ; Included Kit lens...

A couple of years ago, I never would have recommended a Samsung camera to a person who was serious about photography, but things have changed. The NX200 is proof that Samsung is getting serious about photography and they have really stepped up their...


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What is a CSC? featuring Samsung NX200


Today we will be taking a look at one of Samsung's high end CSC's to see how it differs from a point and shoot style device and the more traditional DSLR it looks to replace.

Hopefully by now you should have a better understanding of what Compact System Cameras offer and where they slot into the market when compared with point and shoot models along with DSLRs. Really the key point to take away is that with models such as...

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Samsung NX200: Lab Test Results & Comments


The Samsung NX200 is a Compact System Camera (CSC) with an interchangeable lens system. It is based on an APS-C-sized sensor and Samsung's NX-mount system, which currently comprises nine Samsung lenses. The range of lenses will be expanded this year,...

Compact and stylish retro design ; Very good color reproduction ; i-Function system for comfortable handling ; Optional GPS system available (mounted on accessory shoe)

Missing optical viewfinder

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:Unknown
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.7 mm
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


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: No
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 + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes