To see the photos you have stored on the Samsung NX2000's memory card, just press the Playback button in the lower right corner of the back of the camera body. When initially displayed, there will be no icons or data on the screen.
To see buttons, icons, and data, just touch the screen anywhere. You'll then see the file number in the upper left corner and another file number in the upper right corner. Along the bottom, you'll see the Menu, Delete, Edit, and the Thumbnail button along the bottom (from left to right).
The Data button, which is the round button in the lower left corner with the LCD icon on it, changes the data displayed on the screen. Touch this button once to see data about the image, including the shooting mode, aperture, shutter speed, ISO setting, metering, flash setting, focal length, white balance, exposure value, photo resolution and size, and date.
Touch the Data button again to add more detail about the image, including four histograms representing four different colors. Touch the Data button a third time to return to the original view with no data.
The Edit button gives you a few different options for changing the look of the images stored on the camera. These buttons certainly won't give you the detailed and precise editing options that you'd find in an image editing software program, but these are nice for adding quick effects to your images.
After you make an editing change to the image, the Samsung NX2000 will save the edited image as a new image, preserving the original image. Just touch the Save button that appears in the upper left corner.
The buttons on the editing screen (from left to right) are:
- Crop - Crop, Rotate, Resize
- Color - Original, Auto Adjustment, Brightness (-8 to +8), Contrast (-8 to +8), Saturation (-8 to +8), RGB Adjustment (-8 to +8 each for red, green, and blue), Color Temperature (-4000K to +4000K), Exposure (-8 to +8), Hue (-180 to +180)
- Portrait - Original, Face Retouch, Red-eye Fix
- Smart Filter - Off, Vignetting, Miniature, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow
Touch the Thumbnail button on the main Playback screen, and you'll see a 3x5 grid of thumbnail images ... well almost 3x5, as the third horizontal row is a cut off a little bit. Spin the command dial to the left, and the view changes to an almost 4x7 grid. (The command dial is on the top panel of the camera on the far right.) Touch any single thumbnail image to bring it to full size on the screen. Spin the command dial back to the right to return to the 3x5 grid.
You also can enter the Thumbnail function by spinning the command dial to the left with a single image displayed on the screen.
Along the bottom of the Thumbnail view screen, touch the Menu button to open the Playback menu, which we'll discuss later. Touch the Delete button to select multiple photos for deletion. Touch the Filter button to display photos on the screen based on certain criteria. The Filter button menu options are: All, Date, Type, and Location.
From almost any Playback screen, you can return to the previous screen by touching the Back button, which usually appears in the lower right or lower left corner.
To magnify an image, spin the command dial to the right. You'll see a large rectangle in the upper right corner that represents the overall image. The smaller rectangle inside represents the current view on the screen. The current magnification number is displayed as well, up to a maximum magnification of 7.6x. Thirteen different magnification settings are available.
To change the portion of the magnified image that you can see, drag your finger across the screen. Spin the command dial back to the left to reduce the magnification. You also can reduce and increase the amount of magnification by dragging your fingers across the screen in a pinching motion, as you'd do with a smartphone.
Touch the Crop button in the lower right corner to create a new image that consists of what is currently visible on the screen.
To play a movie that's stored on the Samsung NX2000, bring it to the full screen view and then touch the play icon in the middle of the screen. You'll then see movie control icons across the bottom of the screen.
To see data about the movie without playing it, just touch the screen anywhere other than on the triangle play icon. You'll see the file numbers across the top of the screen, and Menu, Delete, Cut, and Thumbnail buttons across the bottom of the screen. You'll also see a round Data button in the lower left corner. Touch the Data button to see very limited data about the movie -- its resolution and the date it was shot.
Use the NX2000's Playback menu to control the images stored on the camera's memory card. Just touch the Menu button from any Playback screen to open the Playback menu, which includes:
- Share Wi-Fi - Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, SkyDrive, Samsung Link, Email, Wi-Fi Direct
- Delete - Select, All
- Protect - Select, All
- Rotate - Off, Right 90, Left 90, 180, Horizontal, Vertical
- Start Slide Show
- Slide Show Options - Play Mode (One Play, Repeat), Interval (1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec), Music (Off, The Flea Waltz, Chopsticks, Dream of Love, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Canon in D, Air on the G String, Love's Greeting, Cantata No. 140, Cello Suite No. 1, Serenade, Swan Lake, Habanera, Nocturne, Traumerei, The Trout, Ave Maria, Mozart Piano Concert, Spring Song, Solveig's Song, Four Seasons), Effect (Off, Calm, Shine, Relax, Lively, Sweet),
- Edit Image - Resize, Rotate, Crop, Filter, Color, Portrait
- Auto Rotate - Off, On