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SamsungNX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Brown)
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Large clear LCD (9)
  • Good in low light (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Family photos (9)
  • Low light (8)
  • Weddings (8)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera. Don't listen to bad press

This camera is a great compact, large sensor camera. Its user interface is much more photographer-friendly than my GF-1, or even my Nikon D90. The lenses are sharp. I have the...Read complete review

This camera is a great compact, large sensor camera. Its user interface is much more photographer-friendly than my GF-1, or even my Nikon D90. The lenses are sharp. I have the 20-50mm, the 50-200mm and the 30mm prime.
-- The 20-50mm matches the famous Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens at focal lengths 35 and 50, at f/5.6 and smaller. it's a bit softer at 20-24mm.
-- The 50-200 is just a tad softer than the 20mm 1.7, but sharpens up nicely.
-- The 30mm f/2 is sharper than my 20mm 1.7.
-- build quality of the 30mm and 50-200mm is excellent. the 20-50mm is plastic.

The camera is largely plastic, but that makes it very light to carry around. It does not feel flimsy or unsturdy.

The best part of the camera is the i-function. with the ifunction, there are 3 wheels to control settings, and 2 function buttons. almost all changes are just 1 button away.

The UI is better than the NEX, even w/ upgraded software. The 30mm prime beats the NEX 16mm prime. the high iso (1600 and over) lags behind NEX but is better than GF1. The LED screen is fantastic.

the weakness of this camera is video. i do not shoot video. if you do, then you should consider the panasonic GH2. also, there are 5 more lenses coming out next year!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost There

I bought this camera because of its APS-C sensor. I wanted to keep this camera but unfortunately the image quality is only fair. It took me a lot of time in Photoshop to produce...Read complete review

I bought this camera because of its APS-C sensor. I wanted to keep this camera but unfortunately the image quality is only fair. It took me a lot of time in Photoshop to produce a decent finish image. Nikon D 5000 put this camera to same. The camera's performance is excellent. However, I want both: excellent performance and image quality. So I returned it. Sorry Samsung, you're in the right track and will do better next time.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing camera ... For the price

By Jaypot

from South San Francisco , Ca

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Fast Autofocus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Pro like camera
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Macro lens needed
  • NeedBigger external flash
  • No Viewfinder
  • Poor Flash

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

Very good for beginners easy to use... Bought this for my wife and she love it!!!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 10
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

great aps-c camera

By rodgi

from russia

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

    I bought this camera because of its APS-C sensor and small size. The camera's performance is very well. I think that I will buy the convertor for Pentax optics, because camera's need more better optics.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Almost There

    By Aja

    from New York, New York

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Image Quality

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

    I bought this camera because of its APS-C sensor. I wanted to keep this camera but unfortunately the image quality is only fair. It took me a lot of time in Photoshop to produce a decent finish image. Nikon D 5000 put this camera to same. The camera's performance is excellent. However, I want both: excellent performance and image quality. So I returned it. Sorry Samsung, you're in the right track and will do better next time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    excellent camera no regets

    By henrybkm

    from north oaks mn

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

      takes excellent pictures even in low light

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      This is an excellent camera

      By Richard

      from Sydney Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

        I was worried about just using the screen and not having a viewfinder. I've used it for 5 weeks now in various conditions and am very happy with the all aspects of this camera.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well built, efficient, and quick

        By passdakushy

        from oviedo, fl

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Flash
        • No Viewfinder
        • Poor video quality

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

        This camera is very well built and feels very sturdy in your hands. The lack of viewfinder forces you to second-guess your settings...I consider it a beauty. One big negative would the lack of a shine resistant screen, although that is an easy fix. Don't expect noise free pictures past ISO 1600, although night photography with this camera is superb. The main reason reason why I purchased the Samsung NX100 was for the 720p video which is mediocre at best. Also note if you want flash you will have to purchase an external flash. Overall, I still highly recommend purchasing this camera if this within your price range.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't underestimate this camera

        By Bob Whitney

        from Port Townsend WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • APS-C sencer
        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Good ISO performance
        • Great Resolution
        • Interchangable lenses
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Street Photography
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Brown):

        After researching the NX100 I felt it would fill a niche that I have been lacking in photographic tools, and the NX100 has. I use pro Canon 1D DSLR's for all of my wildlife work. I needed a camera for street photography, one that would not draw unwanted attention to myself.The NX100 is light in weight, easy on the neck. I find myself carrying this camera many places I would not want to take the 1dmk4's because of size and again not wanting to draw attention to myself.
        I wanted a camera that would produce a high qualty image and that had an APS-C senser with good ISO performance.The NX100 produces images at ISO 2000 that are quite good.
        The menu is well accessed, easy to navigate with many of the more important functions of the camera having several ways to allow you to control them.
        The NX100 comes with the 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 lens. I also acquired the 30mm F2 and the 50-200mm F3.5-5.6 lens. I find that I have been using the 30mm F2 lens the most lately both indoors and out.
        The quality of material and workmanship of the NX100 body and lense is high.
        As to faults in the NX100 for my intended use I can't find any. One feature that would be nice would be an articulating LCD.
        I would also suggest an extra battery as I would with any camera.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great camera that is getting closer

        By after all

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • 20-50mm lens just OK

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

        Great camera that is getting closer to being a great small camera. It is a well thought out camera that is easy to hold and shoot. The APC size chip helps the noise factor at 400 and 800 ISO. It is not as a good as I would like, but it is a step in the right direction of lower noise at higher ISOs.
        It is very light, it responds quickly, the controls are well placed, and the menus are nicely organized. It took me a few day to get my hands around this camera, but I like it now. As with any small framed camera that has not finder, it is harder to steady the camera with just your arms out looking at the camera LCD. It is the nature of the beast. Work great on a tripod.
        I love the manual focus. Most small point and shoot are less that easy to manual focus. The NX-100 focuses mostly like a "real" camera. The manual exposure is just as easy. The auto setting work well, too.
        The 20-50mm lens is OK at best. It is sharp, but it is not going to wow anybody. Samsung did add a neat feature to the lens. There is a button (iFN) on the lens that allows you the quickly access exposure control, ISO, and white balance. It is nice.
        The zoom on the lens is manual. That is wonderful. I do not care for power zooms. They are slow and there is something else to break.
        The lens factor for this camera is x1.5. I don't know anything about their other lenses, but a f2.8 20mm prime lens (like a 30mm lens) is coming out in the future I am interested in. I would rather have a 18mm lens (like a 27mm), but a 20mm will do. There is a good bit a barrel distortion at 20-30mm on the 20-50mm lens. Light room will fix without much fuss.
        I use Canon 1Ds MK III and 5D MK II for my pro work, but they are heavy. The NX-100 is a dream to walk around with and no back pain! I shot a Canon G10 before as a small, light camera. The G10 shoots beautiful images at 100 ISO and maybe at 200 ISO. 400 ISO and up are progressively bad with golf ball type noise. I just wanted a bit better that Canon could deliver in a small format. Don't get wrong, I love my Canons. They are just not for every condition. I would not use the NX-100 to shoot my paying assignments either.
        If you want a small point and shoot type camera that is easy to use and is very flexible shooting, the NX-100 should do you well. It is well built and easy to use.
        Happy snapping

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I like this Digital Camera!

        By Geo Goldman

        from Woodcliff Lake, NJ

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Resolution
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

        This camera the best for travel's photo and very good for family photos.
        I think, that I will buy the convertor for Nikon's optics, because camera's sensor need more better optics, if you will doing photo in studio.
        The quality of photo practicaly the same as by Nikon 80D, 90D, 200D. More better quality I see from Canon5D.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good uses,High performance,Low Price!

        By Liren

        from NYC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Brown):

        I use it to take portrait and some plants pictures, also some buildings. It does a great job. Thoes picturs color as same as I see in fact, and they are distinct. Beyond imagination paying for this price I can have this wonderful camera.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Camera. Don't listen to bad press

        By oly-oly-oly

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about NX100 Mirrorless Digital Camera W/20-50mm Lens (Black):

          This camera is a great compact, large sensor camera. Its user interface is much more photographer-friendly than my GF-1, or even my Nikon D90. The lenses are sharp. I have the 20-50mm, the 50-200mm and the 30mm prime.
          -- The 20-50mm matches the famous Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens at focal lengths 35 and 50, at f/5.6 and smaller. it's a bit softer at 20-24mm.
          -- The 50-200 is just a tad softer than the 20mm 1.7, but sharpens up nicely.
          -- The 30mm f/2 is sharper than my 20mm 1.7.
          -- build quality of the 30mm and 50-200mm is excellent. the 20-50mm is plastic.

          The camera is largely plastic, but that makes it very light to carry around. It does not feel flimsy or unsturdy.

          The best part of the camera is the i-function. with the ifunction, there are 3 wheels to control settings, and 2 function buttons. almost all changes are just 1 button away.

          The UI is better than the NEX, even w/ upgraded software. The 30mm prime beats the NEX 16mm prime. the high iso (1600 and over) lags behind NEX but is better than GF1. The LED screen is fantastic.

          the weakness of this camera is video. i do not shoot video. if you do, then you should consider the panasonic GH2. also, there are 5 more lenses coming out next year!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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