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SamsungNX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good image quality (5)
  • Large clear LCD (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Weddings (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
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    • Was this a gift?:
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisfied customer

By Tree Rat

from Ft. Bragg, Ca

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      I've been shooting with NX200 for about a month now, mostly in the redwoods and low light scenes. It is an incredible camera. very sharp and accurate in color and detail

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Upgraded from a p&s -- BIG difference.

      By Justin

      from Princeton, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      Just beginning to learn the ropes with this new camera but already the performance I'm so pleased and impressed, and the difference between the shots it takes and the pictures I got with my old point and shoot (a Leica D-Lux 3) is night and day.

      If you're not ready to commit to a DSLR and lugging around all the equipment, I think this camera can do it all in a smaller, more flexible package.

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

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A quality camera in a convenient package

      By Always learning

      from Madison, Wisconsin

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast intuitive focusing
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Metering
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Light
      • Quiet
      • Well-built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        Here are the features that most impressed me.
        1. The "Smart" exposure mode is very satisfactory for fast spur-of-the-moment shots. The camera takes little time to go from off to full ready. It intelligently selects the image type, lanscape, low light, etc. and adjusts accordingly.
        2. The "scene" preferences are very thorough and accurate. For example, a portrait scene is indeed the best scene for portraits and not some other ambiguous setting.
        3. The camera body is light and easy to handle while being covered magnesium.
        4. 20 megapixels is impressive for the size and cost of the camera. If you like to shoot RAW images, the included computer software is excellent for pre-processing.
        5. I'm not enthusiastic about several functions that appear on many other brand cameras: a) The live mode histogram is tiny. Histograms are essential information for digital cameras and HDR (high dynamic range) images. I'd like to see another push button (sorry) that engages a full screen histogram. b) The camera doesn't have a pop-up flash which is fine with me, but the included external flash is a wee tiny peanut with a low GN. At 12 feet, the lens aperature would be wide open unless you invited noise with a higher ISO setting.
        6. This isn't a complaint, but just an observation. The camera functions have multiple ways of achieving the same result which boggles my mind sometimes. What's the rule about Occam's Razor and simplicity?
        7. The PDF manual on the supplied DVD is in color and it very professional looking. It doesn't appear to have copyright threats throughout the document so I printed the manual myself on my color Epson printer. It is superb.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superb Camera

        By dbug

        from Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          I have owned many small camera systems. They come in handy when you don't want to lug around a DSLR and all the lenses. I was not satisfied with the image quality coming out of my Olympus MFT system so I was in the market for a replacement. In consideration was this camera and the Sony Nex 5 or 7. What influenced the purchase was actually going to a store, handling the cameras and taking some sample shots. I didn't like how the Sony felt in my hands. It was akward to hold and handle. The ergonomics on the NX200 are much better than Sony. Also the NX is more intituvie to use. The menu system is so easy to use and has a built in help system. The final selling point for the NX was the lenses that are or will be available. Sony's Nex lineup of lenses currently doesn't come close to what Samsung is offering. My concern for this camera was the lack of a viewfinder and it's Raw processing and file size. At this point (I've had the camera almost 2 months) the lack of a viewfinder doesn't bother me. The Raw file processing, which can at times produce a message on the LCD saying "Processing" is no big deal and has not stopped me from taking a shot.The picture quality coming from the sensor is amazing and I am very happy with the kit lens that ships with the camera. All-in-all this is a solid performer with tons of features that is fun to use.

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

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          fantastic mirrorless camera

          By ernesto004

          from Geneva, Switzerland

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          Fantastic mirrorless camera, with great lenses but no easy to find. The 85mm 1.4 is a premium lens specially for portraits that you should consider to buy if you take photography seriously.

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

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          (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Samsung's NX200 is a wiinner!

          By The Fat Doctor

          from Alexandria, Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • AMOLED screen is great
          • Easy To Use
          • Flash folds down nicely
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • I-zoom is great
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder
          • Slow to focus dim light

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          I really like the i-zoom feature. I made an 11x14 with the 2x zoom that looks very nice. This makes the 18-55mm kit lens the equal of a 27-165mm lens in 35mm. I tested a MFT camera using the 2x digital zoom and was not satisfied with a 4x6 print. I've owned several medium format cameras and digital slrs and IMO the image quality of the NX200 is as good as any of them. The magic frames, smart filters and the ability to record a few seconds of sound with a picture are all nice features. The controls are all easy to use and the learning curve is not steep. The video quality seems good but the kit lens does make some noise when zooming and focusing. The 18-200mm, 60mm, 85mm and the promised 16-80mm zoom are all silent when focusing. I want the 16-80mm when it's available! The zoom ring was a little stiff at first but works perfectly now. When you consider image quality, price, build quality, ease of use and the lenses which are or soon will be available, the NX200 is hard to beat. I almost forgot to add the 5x magnification when using manual focus. It really helps.

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

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