Samsung NX210 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.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Samsung NX210 Review JPEG signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Samsung NX210 relate the most closely with the Samsung NX200 for signal to noise ratio, and are much better than the Nikon 1. However, from the chart you can see that andOlympus PEN E-P3 and Panasonic G5 have the edge over them overall, while the Sony NEX-5n performs significantly better.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Samsung NX210 review TIFF signal to noise ratio

TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Samsung NX210 and Samsung NX200 are closely matched for their signal to noise ratio, at the lower end of the sensitivity scale, while it's closer to theNikon 1 at high sensitivities. Results from the Olympus PEN E-P3 and Panasonic G5 aren't vastly different, but again the Sony outperforms the Samsung by quite a considerable margin.

JPEG dynamic range

Samsung NX210 review JPEG dynamic range

Our dynamic range results show that there is a drop in performance for the Samsung NX210's JPEG images over the Samsung NX200, with our results in fact putting it behind all the other cameras tested.

Raw dynamic range

Samsung NX210 review TIFF dynamic range

This chart indicates that TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Samsung NX210 have a greater dynamic range than the Nikon 1 and Samsung NX200's images at lower ISOs, are similar to those from the Olympus PEN E-P3, but they lag behind the results achieved by the Panasonic G5 throughout the sensitivity range, and are significantly behind the Sony NEX-5n.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
Product FamilySmart NX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, External Flash Shoe, Orientation Sensor, Noise Reduction, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)222.2 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.70 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Display Screen TypeAMOLED
Height62.5 mm
Width116.5 mm
Depth36.6 mm
Product SeriesNX
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashIncluded
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Product ModelNX210
Product NameNX210 20.3MP NX Smart Digital Camera
Product LineSmart
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX210ZBSBGB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationShare life in stunning detail with the Samsung NX210 Smart Camera. You can unleash the professional photographer within, thanks to the detail delivered by its 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Meanwhile, the NX210's High Speed Capture capabilities give the precision you need to capture split-second shots in superb focus. Premium metal design not only looks great but makes the camera more practical, with its compact shape and light weight adding to portability. And, with built-in Wi-Fi, you'll be able to share images wirelessly on social networks, save them to computers or cloud services and even print or email them.
Package Contents
  • NX210 20.3MP NX Smart Digital Camera
  • 18-55mm NX Standard Zoom Lens
  • Body Cap
  • Hot-Shoe Cover
  • External Flash
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Cradle
  • AC Power Cable
  • Software CD-ROM (User Manual Included)
  • User Manual Basic Operation
  • Strap
Limited Warranty1 Year