Samsung NX200 review

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Our results from the lab have been compared against the Olympus E-PL3, Sony NEX-5N and Nikon V1, all available with kit lenses of a similar price.

Our analysis shows that the mix of different sensors in these compact system cameras produces quite different results. While you'd expect the resolution results from the Samsung NX200 to be better than those from the Sony NEX-5N, which also features and APC sized sensor but has fewer pixels, the we found disapointing values from the NX200, for both signal to noise ratio and dynamic range.

Resolution charts

As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung NX200 review, we've shot our resolution chart with the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS II lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the 26 is capable of resolving up to around 28 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 100

JPEG images

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Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 26 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 200
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 26 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 400
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 800
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 1600
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 3200
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 6400
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 14 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review resolution iso 12800
Samsung nx200 review: resolution iso 12800

ISO 12800, score: 12 (see full image)

Raw images

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 100
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 26 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 200
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 26 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 400
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 26 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 800
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 1600
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 3200
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 22 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 6400
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung nx200 review tiff resolution iso 12800
Samsung nx200 review: tiff resolution iso 12800

ISO 12800, score: 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyNX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom2.5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Weight (Approximate)220.4 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.70 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Display Screen TypeOLED
Height62.5 mm
Width116.5 mm
Depth36.6 mm
Product SeriesNX
Focal Length20 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNX200
Product NameNX200 Mirrorless Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX200ZBABGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Until now, photographers have had to choose between the highest performance levels and ease of use. Samsung's long-anticipated NX200 renders that decision obsolete, unleashing the professional photographer inside us all. Thanks to a 20.3 megapixels APS-C CMOS Sensor, the NX200 delivers images that will satisfy even the most discerning eye. Just as importantly, the camera's innovative features and design make those images easier than ever to capture.

Package Contents
  • NX200 Mirrorless Camera
  • 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED Lens
  • Recharable Battery
  • External Flash
  • USB Cable
  • Battery Cradle
  • AC Power Cable
  • Software CD-ROM (with User Manual)
  • User Manual Basic Operation
  • Strap
Limited Warranty1 Year