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  • Mirrorless CSC (Compact System Camera)
  • 20.3 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor with dust-removal system
  • ISO from 100 to 12,800
  • 7fps full-resolution burst mode
  • Contrast-detect autofocus
  • 3.0 inch AMOLED monitor
  • 1080p Full HD movies (H.264)
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card slot
  • Samsung NX lens mount
(From Samsung literature) Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has announced the launch of the NX200 compact system camera. The NX200 delivers professional image quality with ease of use that lets users unleash their creativity. The NX200 includes a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and other premium features such as high-speed continuous shooting (7fps (max) with 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), wide range ISO (100-12,800), Full HD movie recording, and Samsung’s unique i-Function lens. With exceptional performance and functionality built into a compact metallic form factor in the NX200, users no longer have to trade off camera style for image quality.

The NX200 is the perfect combination of design and professional performance, delivering DSLR image quality in a camera that is compact and easy to use. The camera incorporates a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor developed in-house by Samsung, ensuring image quality that highlights even the smallest detail and puts performance at the fingertips of all photographers. To allow for high-speed continuous shooting, the NX200 features 100ms Advanced AF. Thanks to the fast start-up time and seven fps continuous shooting, it’s the perfect way to capture that split-second action in an instant. Additionally, users will never miss a moment, with the ability to move from shot to shot in only 400ms.

The camera’s wide range ISO (100-12800, covering seven stops) gives life-like color and sharp details, even in dark environments or when capturing still images of moving objects.

To capture movement on video, the NX200 also features 1920x1080/30p (H.264) HD movie recording for exciting and vivid video with Stereo Sound. All this is incorporated into a compact and sleek body with a premium metal design, light enough to be carried in a jacket pocket and stylish enough that anyone will be proud to be seen with this camera.

The NX200 also enables state-of-the-art usability through Samsung’s i-Function 2.0 lenses, which allow users to control a range of parameters from the lens without having to take their eye off the shot. The NX200 is fully compatible with the wide range of nine different i-Function lenses which enable toggling between shutter speed, aperture, exposure value (EV), white balance (WB), and ISO quickly and easily through the button and ring on the lens. With the upgraded i-Function 2.0 on the NX200, users can also control six different Smart Filters and the intelli-Zoom function from the lens while in Lens Priority Mode. New lenses for the i-Function system include 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm focal lengths.

“With the NX line, we have pioneered the compact system camera to allow any user to get the results that they’ve always wanted from their pictures without complicated controls or the need to carry heavy, clunky equipment,” said Mr. Myoung Sup Han, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The NX200 is the next step in providing the ambitious photographer with first-class picture quality through the combination of professional-standard features such as a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture, wide-range ISO and HD movie capabilities. With technology like this built into a stylish and compact body, the NX200 is the ultimate tool for achieving professional quality in a compact camera. The NX200 represents Samsung’s continued commitment to lead the way in producing cutting-edge technology that fits the needs and knowledge of the consumer, proving photography does not need to be complicated in order to deliver great results every time.”

Effortless creativity
One of the key ways in which Samsung’s NX200 stands out is by making it easy for users to realize their own creativity through a range of fun and easy-to-use features and settings. The camera features ten different Smart Filter effects, six of which can be easily accessed through the i-Function lens, allowing the user to capture a uniquely creative image of their subject without having to take their eye off it to change the filter. The new NX200 also includes Magic Frame technology, which enables the user to encapsulate their pictures with thirteen different stylized frames, from magazine covers to holiday themes for fun photos to share with family and friends.

Professional standards made simple
With its Smart Panel user interface, the NX200 makes taking pictures simple and fuss-free, even for first-time users. The high-quality images captured can be viewed in brilliant quality on the 3.0” VGA AMOLED display. The camera’s Smart Panel also offers intuitive control thanks to hot keys that enable users to switch to key functions without the need to scroll through confusing menus to get to the desired shot.

Expanding horizons
The NX200 enables users to capture even more from their experiences by using exciting new features and cutting-edge Samsung technology. The new Panorama function means that users can take lengthened shots of large objects or turn the image into a 3D scene, bringing the object to life. To capture even more of the moment for posterity, Samsung has also added the Sound Picture function to the NX200, so that a snippet of sound can be recorded to accompany a still image to add even more memories to a photograph.

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Registered: March 2012
Posts: 4
Samsung NX200 review by arconovum
Review Date: 4/15/2012 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: $700.00| Rating: 4 

Pros: excelent for still photography.
Cons: too many to mention see review.

Originally I was very excited about this camera, the reviews were outstanding for this product, but only after 2 months of use , I have to say it was a really bad choice, and do not believe the reviews.

Here is my review(complaints) of this camera after 2 months of non stop use, I have made this in point form or my text would just be too long.

1- I pin the blame of the poor image quality squarely on the poor performance from the image sensor, which is too slow at capturing light.

2- Terrible auto focusing speed(all Samsung lenses).

3- Intermittent complete failure too zoom or focus.

4- Camera locking up requiring a forced off on to re-use.

5- Poor performance in indoor photography, where **lighting is not ideal.

6- Constant blurry pictures if its not still life, where **lighting is not ideal.

7- If the lighting is not ideal (out of doors) image quality is lifeless or dull .

8- Anything higher than ISO 100-400 will result in(see item 7), but using it you risk getting mostly blurred images if not still-life.

9- Never use zoom while using the video feature, auto focus is slow to the point of utterly useless, I can't stress this enough, do not bother using the manual zoom/auto focus pair, only manual focus .

10- Very hard to justify buying Samsung lenses for this camera(which defeats the purpose of the purchase).

11- Auto focus has inadequate fidelity,requiring constant manual intervention and is also very slow.

12- Only use a pancake lens with this camera, as zoom lenses require higher ISO when zoomed, which dulls image quality. But you have a catch 22 situation when using a pancake lens as they use auto focus and it's dead slow, and manual is no better because its not direct drive so to speak, it's software trying to interpret your motions on the focus ring, and so you don't just turn a little to the right to get perfect focus , you have to start from totally blurred view and work your way back again, and this you will do over and over 3 to 4 times before you get it right, forget this in a video, and never mind the picture perfect moment for anything in motion.

13- I tend to agree with the reviews on all other features of this camera that you will find on the web.

** When I speak of lighting not being ideal, I mean overcast outdoors, or indoors with no direct lighting only indirect lighting.

The only use for this camera is still life where it performs extraordinarily well, or in "perfect" light when shooting things/people in motion , here I give this camera big marks.
But... With the exception of the megapixels the quality of the photos are marginally better than a 2/3 sensor, in non ideal lighting this is compared with my "canon power shot sx200 IS" .

So to sum this up clearly , all the manual controls of this camera are essential useless, because if you don't lock the shutter speed at low, and ISO at 100-400 , and aperture open at maximum you get a photo equivalent to a 300.00 dollar point and shoot camera, and the image sensor is not better it's just bigger.

Registered: December 2011
Posts: 2
Samsung NX200 review by mgauss
Review Date: 12/10/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,000.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Large sensor 7 ounce camera with 3 excellent pancake primes
Cons: none

The NX200 in RAW competes well with the Sony NEX line. High ISO is clean to 3200. The NX200 weighs only 7ounces and the 3 pancakes are 2 ounces. In contrast Sony NEX has only 1 bad pancake. Fuji X100 is fixed. Results are excellent and sharp. Raws are large but that is common to all large sensors in the market. Excellent LCD screen. Pancakes are 16, 20 and 30mm. Also there is a compact 20-50 lens.


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