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Just received a Samsung NX20 to evaluate

A Samsung NX20, the top of the Samsung NX range, has arrived at the DPNow office and the battery is charging.

This is an interesting compact system camera that looks like a small DSLR. It has a 20 megapixel Samsung APS-C sensor and features integrated wireless LAN. The camera can be controlled wireless using a smartphone.


Do we have any Samsung NX users here?

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Re: Just received a Samsung NX20 to evaluate

It's a system I know litte about and it would be interesting to see how it compares to Micro Four Thirds.
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Re: Just received a Samsung NX20 to evaluate

I'm a little at odds with the NX20 after using it for a few days. It's the flagship NX model but at £800 including the standard kit lens and that is currently being discounted to £700 via cashback, it's one of the least expensive flagship cameras on the market. Unfortunately, the camera does reflect that lower cost and it doesn't really feel like a flagship camera.

It does have some neat features like the ability to see live view through the camera remotely via a wireless LAN smartphone/tablet app and even take pictures at the same time, but the facility is too simple - its auto everything in this mode; no customisation of settings. I've also uploaded a shot to Facebook using the built in social media photo sharing function in the NX20, but the photo (of a cat) is low resolution unsympathetically sharpened and the cat's whiskers are obliterated as a result:



..or here:

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...07484567_o.jpg

The EVF is also not as high resolution as some of its competitors and the camera is frequently locked out by the buffer when shooting in RAW. It's surprising that the card slot is next to the battery on the base-plate, as in a compact camera.

Positive points: the articulating AMOLED screen is excellent and image quality looks promising. The i-function mode (switching the focus ring to a mode-adjuster) is genuinely useful, especially as there is only one adjustment wheel on the main body. The camera is very compact and yet comfortable to hold.

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