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Comments about Samsung NX210 Mirrorless Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):
First off, I have to say that my experience shopping via B&H online was great because I was able to ask questions, and get extremely quick responses, about my purchase. I get nervous when buying online because any retail website can look professional, but can represent a shady (or nonexistent) company. Not the case with B&H so you're in good hands. I'm new to DSLRs (and higher-level photography in general), but I chose this camera because I wanted one that was small, well-made, and has a lot of features that larger DSLRs do. I spent a very long time doing the research, and found the NX210 to be the absolute winner.Samsung has come a long way, in terms of their integration of features like WiFi and other methods of content sharing (yes, you can email photos directly from the camera when within WiFi range), so for them to create a DSLR that has the same abilities was perfect. I haven't always been a Samsung fan, but they have really changed their tune since 2009, and are now listening to their users and keeping their software and products up to date.The camera is light, but solid. I went "photography'ing" with a friend of mine and she seemed disappointed that while her camera was red, mine was small and gorgeous. The stock lens is bulky, but the overall package is still much smaller and cleaner looking than *all* of the other compact DSLRs I looked at--maybe a matter of preference. Though megapixels aren't everything, it's still got a 20.1 sensor which has to account for something--though I'm not sure what other than for bragging rights.The interface for the preview screen has a learning curve to figure out, but it is not impossible by any means. And it is bright and pleasant to look at.As for picture taking, the manual modes are all there for "real" photographers, but the automatic modes also work very well for when I want to just take pictures and don't have time to fiddle around with various settings to get an artistic shot. That's where the camera's versatility really shines because Samsung has had finally taken the time to refine their own built-in features (3D, panorama, artistic filters) way beyond those of other manufacturers. The stock lens that comes with the camera is fantastic for a beginner like myself, and the iFunctions aren't mind-blowing but they make settings easy to get to.I tend to like the way my photos come out without having to edit them. Plus, there is a feature that causes three successive shutter releases with different white balance, or different apperature, etc., for those who aren't sure that the setting they chose will result in the best photo. Again, perfect for a newbie like myself.24fps video = AMAZING and perfect for that "cinematic" effect. I've seen reviews where people complained about the loudness of Auto Focus (AF), but I'm not relying on built-in sound capture. [The camera has stereo speakers and seems to pick up sound very well, though.]The only thing that is weird about the camera is ISO performance. I find myself leaving it on Auto because I haven't figured out how or under what circumstances it is appropriate to use a higher ISO level. But, that's not to say that low-light photos don't come out. Many of them look amazing, as long as I have chosen the right settings.I don't know if it's because it's my first, but I am constantly reminded of how happy I am with my purchase every time I look at the camera, and particularly when I use it. Samsung is very open and communicative about the device, and they have loads of resources in social media.Battery life is astounding for me, since I'm not an all-day type of photographer. For me, it's lasted four days, taking 20 shots here and there a few times a day, and connecting to my tablet and phone to transfer them, or emailing them.Final note: Many times, you can tell how good a piece of tech is by its second-hand availability. You won't find many of these at all! I'm thinking it's because people LOVE them, myself included.