Samsung NX200 review

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Samsung nx200 review jpeg signal to noise ratio
Samsung nx200 review: jpeg signal to noise ratio

While JPEG images from the Samsung NX200 produce better results than those produced by the smaller sensor of the Nikon V1, up to a sensitivity of ISO 3200 it is out performed by both the Olympus E-PL3 and Sony NEX-5N.

Raw images

Samsung nx200 review raw signal to noise ratio
Samsung nx200 review: raw signal to noise ratio

TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Samsung NX200 have signal to noise ratio results that are consistently lower than both the Olympus E-PL3 and Sony NEX-5.

Dynamic range

Samsung nx200 review jpeg dynamic range
Samsung nx200 review: jpeg dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung NX200's JPEGs have a lower dynamic range than the Sony NEX-5n and Olympus E-PL3 and only beats the Nikon V1 at a sensitivity of ISO 400.

Raw images

Samsung nx200 review raw dynamic range
Samsung nx200 review: raw dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung NX200's JPEGs have a consistantly lower dynamic range than the Sony NEX-5n, Olympus E-PL3 and Nikon V1.

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