Hands-On Review: Samsung NX20

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Samsung’s NX20 is a newly released mirrorless camera featuring an APS-C-sized 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with a DSLR form factor. This camera comes bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, which is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm format. Like many of Samsung’s lenses, this kit lens features i-Function control, which enables you to manipulate camera functions simply by twisting the lens while allowing you to keep your eye on the subject.

Other features integrated into the NX20 are a bright electronic viewfinder for eye-level monitoring, an articulating 3” AMOLED monitor for larger, multi-angled viewing, and built-in Wi-Fi functionality for sharing images directly from your camera. Additionally, this camera supports full HD video recording at 1080p, continuous shooting at up to 8 frames-per-second, and a wide variety of creative functions to enhance your imagery directly in-camera.  This camera is well-situated between consumer and professional-grade cameras and offers both the simplicity of the former with the robust performance of the latter.

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.3 Mp
Total Pixels Approx. 21.6 Mp
Color Filter RGB primary color filter
Lens Mount Samsung NX Mount
Image Stabilization Lens Shift
Distortion Correction LDC On/Off
i-Function i-Scene, Smart Filter (Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, Defog, Halftone Dot)
i-Zoom i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0)
Dust Reduction Supersonic drive
Monitor 3.0", 614K-dot AMOLED
Monitor Field of View Approx. 100%
Monitor Angle Horizontal: 180° / Vertical: 270°
Viewfinder SVGA EVF with eye contact sensor
Viewfinder Field of View Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.04x, approx. 0.68x
Eyepoint Approx. 18.0 mm
Diopter Adjustment Approx. -4.0 to +4.0
Focusing Type Contrast AF
Focusing Point Selection: 1 point
Multi: Normal 15 points, Closeup 35 points
Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
Focus Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, MF
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec, Bulb (up to 4 min)
Exposure Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV (1/3 EV step)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 - 12800
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE/WB/PW)
Continuous Shooting  JPEG: High (8.0 fps) up to 11 shots, Low (3.0 fps) up to 15 shots
Burst: 10, 15, 30 fps, 30 shots by 1 release
RAW: High (8.0 fps), Low (3.0 fps) up to 8 shots
Self-Timer 2.0 - 30sec, 1.0 sec step
Remote Control SR2NX02 (optional)
Flash Type TTL auto pop-up flash
Flash Modes Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, OFF 
Guide Number 11 (at ISO 100)
Angle of View Coverage 28 mm wide (35mm equivalent)
Sync Speed Less than 1/180sec
Flash Compensation  -2 to +2 EV (0.5 EV step)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)
Picture Wizard Modes Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
Shooting Modes Smart Auto(2.0), Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Custom, Lens Priority,Scene, Movie, Wi-Fi 
Scene Modes Live Panorama (2D, 3D), Beauty Shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo
Smart Filters Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film 2, Negative, Selective Color (R,G,B,Y)
Image Sizes JPEG (3:2):20.0 Mp (5472x3648),  10.1 Mp (3888x2592), 5.9 Mp (2976x1984), 2.0 Mp (1728x1152), 5.0 Mp (2736x1824): Burst mode only
JPEG (16:9):16.9 Mp (5472x3080), 7.8 Mp (3712x2088), 4.9 Mp (2944x1656), 2.1 Mp (1920x1080)
JPEG (1:1):13.3 Mp (3648x3648),  7.0 Mp (2640x2640), 4.0 Mp (2000x2000), 1.1 Mp (1024x1024)
RAW : 20.0 Mp (5472x3648)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Movie Format MP4 (H.264)
Movie Compression Movie: H.264 / Sound: AAC
Movie Modes Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Movie Image Sizes 1920x1080, 1920x810, 1280x720 , 640x480, 320x240 
Frame Rate 30fps, 24fps (1920x810 only)
Multi-Motion Recording x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
Sound Stereo
Movie Editing Still image capture, time trimming
Storage Media SD, SDHC, SDXC (up to 128 GB)
File Formats RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Capacity (per 2GB) 20.0 Mp RAW : Super Fine 37, Fine 47, Normal 51
20.0 Mp (3:2) : Super Fine 186, Fine 365, Normal 537
10.1 Mp (3:2) : Super Fine 397, Fine 727, Normal 1047
5.9 Mp (3:2)  : Super Fine 628, Fine 1172, Normal 1648
2.0 Mp (3:2)  : Super Fine 1633, Fine 2752, Normal 3566
Burst (5.0 Mp) : Super Fine 733, Fine 1354, Normal 1885
16.9 Mp (16:9) : Super Fine 230, Fine 450, Normal 658
7.8 Mp (16:9) : Super Fine 487, Fine 922, Normal 1314
4.9 Mp (16:9) : Super Fine 749, Fine 1381, Normal 1920
2.1 Mp (16:9) : Super Fine 1579, Fine 2675, Normal 3481
13.3 Mp (1:1) : Super Fine 290, Fine 562, Normal 817
7.0 Mp (1:1) : Super Fine 538, Fine 1014, Normal 1437
4.0 Mp (1:1) : Super Fine 897, Fine 1627, Normal 2232
1.1 Mp (1:1) : Super Fine 2654, Fine 4072, Normal 4954

Movie: 
1920 x 1080 30 p : High Quality 17 min 35 sec, Normal 21 min 56 sec
1920 x 810 24 p :  High Quality 19 min 0 sec, Normal 23 min 43 sec
1280 x 720 60 p : High Quality 20 min 16sec, Normal 25 min 17 sec
1280 x 720 30 p : High Quality 29 min 10 sec, Normal 36 min 20 sec
640 x 480 30 p : High Quality 73 min 26 sec, Normal 91 min 0 sec
320 x 240 30 p : High Quality 236 min 16 sec, Normal 287 min 12sec
Languages Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norwegian, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Direct Printing PictBridge
GPS Geo-tagging with optional GPS Module (WGS84)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n support:
  • Cloud
  • Email
  • Auto Backup
  • Remote Viewfinder
  • Mobile Link
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • TV Link
  • Social Sharing
Interface USB 2.0 (micro USB jack)
Video Output NTSC, PAL / HDMI 1.4a (1080 i, 720 p, 576 p, 480 p)
Power Source BP1310 rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Operating Temperature 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Operating Humidity 5 - 85%
Dimensions 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.6" (122 x 89.6 x 39.5 mm)
Weight 12 oz (341 g)

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Selling my D300s for a Lighter camera system like samsung nx series.

Well done video, rather useless review. I expect better from bhphoto. It sounds more like an advertisement/spec sheet rather than a hands on review.