Samsung NX20 Review

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Review posted 11/19/2012

Quick Take
Pros
  • 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 the nicest we have seen
  • Excellent shooting performance
  • Comfortable and easy to handle camera body
  • Simple camera controls with enough control for full manual mode
  • WiFi takes sharing images and camera functions to a whole new level
  • HDMI output for viewing on a HDTV
Cons
  • 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
Bottom Line
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 option to consider if you don't like the size of a dSLR. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Meet the Samsung NX20. It has the look and feel and (almost the) speed of a dSLR, but it's part of an affordable line of high tech NX System cameras, which currently includes nine lens options. Announced along with its siblings, the NX210 and NX1000, the NX20 boats a huge 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD movies, a 3.0-inch AMOLED swivel display, a 1/8000s Fast Shutter, and a host of Samsung SMART features to make taking professional photos easier than ever before.

The biggest holy moly feature of the 2012 NX System is "In-Built Wifi" functionality, which will allow all three models to post your photos directly to your social networking sites like Facebook and Picassa, back up your files over your home wireless network, and even display your pictures and video on internet-connected TVs and smart phones.

Samsung NX20 Features include:
  • 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.0-inch AMOLED swivel display
  • EVF
  • i-Function 2.0 System
  • WiFi
  • 1/8000s Fast Shutter
  • Smart Auto
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • 10 Smart Filters
  • 8fps High Speed Continuous
  • Selective Color Function
  • Panorama / 3D Panorama
  • Smart Panel -- access features and menus with ease
  • ISO 12,800
  • 9 NX-series lenses available
  • SVGA EVF
  • Look and feel of a dSLR
The Samsung NX20 hasan MSRP of $1,099.99 with the included 18-55mm kit lens. See the lowest price button at the top right for the most current online pricing. 

What's in the box?:
  • NX20 Body
  • 18-55mm kit lens (if purchased as a kit)
  • Li-ion Battery
  • AC Charger
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Manuals
  • Software CD-ROM


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