Samsung NX200

Released September, 2011
  • 20 MP
  • APS-C 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" OLED
Color accuracy looks quite good, the metering and exposure are generally both consistent and appropriate, and the sensor handles bright, saturated colors well (though the JPEG algorithms don't always), as long as you're willing to put in some work recovering highlights from a raw file.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)
8.5 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,, and 4 more


Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews


Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX200

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

618 ISO
1,385 ISO
Alpha NEX-3N
1,067 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

2,900 LPH
Nikon 1 V2
2,000 LPH
Nikon 1 J4
2,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

365 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms
Samsung NX30
125 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

84 ms
Alpha NEX-3N
22 ms
60 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

3,600 ms
400 ms
Samsung NX30
800 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

7 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps
Nikon 1 J4
60 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX200

The Samsung NX series does not offer an in-body stabilization system but the 18-55mm kit lens, the 50-200mm tele lens and the excellent 60mm Macro all offer an efficient image stabilization system.

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The NEX200’s 20.1MP APS-C sensor is capable of delivering impressive amounts of fine detail – especially at lower ISO settings – as well as giving you plenty of license to crop your images post-capture.

The Samsung NX200's APS-C sensor eclipses other rival's Micro Four Thirds offerings in terms of both size and resolution, so we'd expect to see better image quality and low light performance from this camera over that of its peers.

The 85mm f1.4 and 60mm f2.8 OIS primes produce lovely images, and are sharp, bright, and comfortable to use.


8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS megapixel sensor used in the NX200 produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-800, with ISO 1600 also looking very good.
by Photography Blog (Nov, 2011)
Combined with its relatively clean images off the sensor, its noise profile is quite good.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)
At ISO 400, the image remains sharp with only the merest hint of shadowing in the shadows.
by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)


In the NX200 the top dial now controls aperture in A-mode, shutter speed in S-mode and Program Shift in P-mode.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)
Samsung has redesigned its i-Function lenses from the previous generation, and the newer kit lens, while slow as all the other kit lenses, operates much more smoothly and feels better-constructed than its predecessor's 20-50mm model.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)
Apart from a custom button on the back of the camera you can assign various parameters, such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO, white balance or exposure compensation, to the iFn-button that most NX lenses come with.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)

Image quality

For each custom setting you can set an individual color, saturation, sharpness and contrast value.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)
In low light, especially with longer lenses, such as the 50-200mm OIS, like with most contrast detect systems, there is occasionally some focus hunting, but the NX200 is usually impressively consistent in finding a focus-lock, even at very low light levels.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)
Within each of these settings it’s possible to tweak the colour, saturation, sharpness and contrast settings as you wish.
by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)


The new 20 megapixel sensor is the icing on the very generous cake, delivering excellent still image quality with a very usable ISO range of 100-3200 and full HD video complete with auto-focusing, full control over the exposure settings, stereo sound and a wealth of other options.
by Photography Blog (Nov, 2011)
The remodelled, metal-bodied NX200 features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture and fast auto focusing, ISO range of 100-12,800, 1080p HD movie recording, 3-inch AMOLED screen, 7fps continuous shooting, 3D Panoramas and Samsung’s unique i-Function lens.
by Photography Blog (Nov, 2011)
At the two highest ISO settings - ISO 6400 and 12800 - the smearing of detail is fairly extreme at both NR settings but the 'NR On' output is cleaner which arguably makes it the better choice.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)


As is normal in our reviews we like to compare the supplied raw conversion software, any optional manufacturer raw conversion software and some third party raw converter.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)
JPEGs are shot at default parameters and raw files are converted using Adobe Camera RAW.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)
The waiting time after taking a shot in raw format is several seconds during which the camera essentially ignores any user input.
by DPReview (Feb, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 20 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 18.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,900 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,900 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 15
Supports continuous No


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 117 x 63 x 36 mm
Thickness 36 mm
Weight 200 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
WiFi None
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes
Image stabilization None


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection


Size 3"
Resolution 614 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None


Max continuous shooting 7 fps
Battery life 330 photos
Continuous shooting 7 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 365 ms
Shutter lag 84 ms
Startup delay 3,600 ms
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