Samsung NX210 review

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Samsung NX210 review

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Colours from the Samsung NX210 are represented well, with lots of detail captured by the 20.3 million pixel sensor.

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The Samsung NX210's large sensor enables shallow depth-of-field effects to be created. This was shot with a 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens.

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Although not as wide ranging as some of its competitors, the Samsung lens options are growing. This image was taken with a 60mm f/2.8 macro optic.

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Focusing is quick and accurate for the majority of situations, but the Samsung NX210 can struggle a little when capturing close-up images.

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Although this image suffers a little from lens flare to the left, the camera has done a good job coping with the bright backlighting from the sun behind the building.

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This is an example of an image shot with PictureWizard, which still gives full manual control. You can also remove the filter in post-production when shooting in raw format, if you like.

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These are some of the Smart Filters available in Magic Mode. Here we can see Old Film 1, Old Film 2 and Halftone Dot. These can only be shot in JPEG only, meaning a "straight" image isn't recoverable.

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Miniature is another option to be found in Magic Mode. A popular digital filter on many cameras, it recreates the effect of using a tilt-shift lens. Again, this effect can only be applied when shooting in JPEG format.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
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
ColourBlack
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
ManufacturerSamsung
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 Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
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