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New Samsung NX200 CSC Hands-On Preview

Samsung has announced the new NX200, a 20.3 megapixel update to the NX100, it features a number of updates, including 7fps shooting at 11 megapixels. We go hands on with the new NX200.

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Samsung NX200

Samsung has announced the new Samsung NX200 - an update to the NX100 - it features a new 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, an aluminium body, compared to plastic on the NX100, improved speed AF with 100ms response, improved grip, Full HD video, 7fps shooting at 11 megapixels and a custom button on the back. The camera will be available from the third week of September, priced at £699 with kit lens, and a new flash will be included in the kit.

Samsung NX200

The number of lenses available to buy, should be 9 in total by the time the NX200 is available, with the following lenses recently introduced:

Samsung NX200 Lenses

From left to right: 18-200mm f/3.5 OIS, 60mm Macro f/2.4, 85mm f/1.4, Front NX200 with Kit lens 20-50mm, Pancake 16mm f/2.4. All lenses feature the iFunction button allowing you to change settings with the button located on the lens. The Samsung NX200 also features an updated menu system with clearer sections.

Samsung NX200 Rear

Samsung NX200 Key Features:

  • 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • Supersonic Drive Dust Reduction
  • 3inch AMOLED Screen 614k dots
  • Full HD Video MP4 (H.264), Stereo sound, 60fps available at 1280x720
  • 7fps shooting at 11 megapixels
  • Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV)
  • ISO100-12800
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC (guarantee up to 128GB)
  • Geo-tagging w/ Optional GPS Module (WGS84)
  • 330 shot CIPA rating
Samsung NX200

The camera features an improved grip, with both a rubber / leather effect grip and textured areas at the front and back for both your fingers, and thumb at the back.

Samsung WB750

From Samsung:
 Today at IFA 2011, Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announces the launch of the new NX200, a new compact system camera that delivers professional standard photography. The NX200 guarantees an easy experience that lets you unleash your creativity to its full. It features premium functions such as a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture (including 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), wide range ISO (100-12800), HD movie recording, and Samsung’s unique i-Function lens. With high-performance features built into a compact premium metallic design, with the NX200 you no longer have to choose between style and quality images.

The Samsung NX200 is the perfect combination of design and professional performance, delivering DSLR quality imaging in a camera that is compact and easy to use. The camera incorporates a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor developed in-house by Samsung, ensuring a high quality image, which shows every detail and puts high performance at the fingertips of all photographers. To allow for high speed capture, the NX200 achieves 100ms Advanced AF speed and thanks to its Fast Boot and seven frames per second continuous shooting it’s the perfect way to capture that split-second action in an instant. So that you never miss a moment you can even move from shot to shot in only 400ms.

Samsung NX200

In addition, the camera’s wide range ISO (100-12800, covering seven steps) gives life-like colour and sharp details, even in dark environments or when capturing still images of moving objects. To capture movement on video, the NX200 also features 1920x1080/30p (H.264) HD movie recording and Stereo Sound for exciting and vivid video. All this is incorporated into a compact and sleek body with a premium metal design, light enough to be carried anywhere in a jacket pocket and stylish enough for a camera to be proud of.

The NX200 also enables state of the art usability through Samsung’s i-Function 2.0 lenses, which allow the user to control a range of parameters from the lens without having to take their eye off the shot. The NX200 is fully compatible with the wide range of nine different i-Function lenses, which enable toggling between shutter speed, aperture, EV, WB, and ISO quickly, and easily through the button and ring on the lens. With the upgraded i-Function 2.0 on the NX200, users can also control six different Smart Filters and the intelli-Zoom function from the lens whilst in Lens Priority Mode. New lenses for the i-Function system include 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm focal lengths.

Nick White, Head of Digital Imaging, Samsung UK comments: “With the NX range we have pioneered the compact system camera that allows any user to get the results that they’ve always wanted from their pictures without having to manage complicated controls or carry heavy, clunky equipment. The NX200 is the next step in providing the ambitious amateur with first-class picture quality through the combination of professional standard features such as a 20.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, high speed capture, wide-range ISO and HD movie capabilities. With technology like this built into a stylish and compact body, the NX200 is the ultimate camera for achieving professional quality in a compact camera.”

He continued: “The NX200 represents Samsung’s continued commitment to leading the way in making cutting-edge technology fit the needs and knowledge of the consumer, providing technology does not need to be complicated to deliver great results, every time.”

Effortless creativity
One of the key ways in which Samsung’s NX200 stands out is by making it easy for users to realise their own creativity through a range of fun and easy-to-use features and settings. The camera features ten different Smart Filter effects, six of which can be easily accessed through the i-Function lens, allowing the user to capture a uniquely creative image of their object without having to take their eye off it to change the filter. The new NX200 also includes Magic Frame technology, which enables the user to encapsulate their pictures with thirteen different frames, from magazine covers to holiday themes for fun sharing of images with family and friends.

Professional standards made simple
With its Smart Panel, the NX200 makes taking perfect pictures simple and fuss-free. The high-quality images captured can be viewed in brilliant quality on the 3.0” VGA AMOLED display and intuitive control comes through the camera’s Smart Panel which features a Hot Key, enabling users to jump easily to key functions without the need to scroll through menus to get to their desired shot.

Expanding horizons
The NX200 enables users to capture even more from their experiences by using new features and cutting-edge Samsung technology. The new Panorama function means that users can take lengthened shots of large objects or turn the image into a 3D scene, bringing the object to life. To capture even more of the moment for posterity, Samsung has also added the Sound Picture function to the NX200, so that a snippet of sound can be recorded to accompany a still image to add even more memories to a photograph.

Samsung NX200 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels20.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5472
Pixels (H)3648
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.7mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution614,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
  • Bracket
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting7fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS60, 30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable battery : BP1030
Battery Life (CIPA rating)320shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsIntelli-studio 3.0, Samsung RAW Converter 4, Adobe Reader, Camera, 18-55mm OIS lens, hood, lens cap, Battery, Charger, Neck Strap, CD, Quick Manual, USB Cable

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oh look who just bought the nx 100?
Is this a typo in the spec list -
CCD pixels 30.3Mp (Megapixels), should it not be 20.

What's the nx100 like Mr uzi9mm gun man? what lenses did you get?
That'll be my typo Smile
This looks a bit tasty! Tongue
Yes but what a price. You can get a decent SLR for thatTongue
i hope samsung nx 200 nice camera.but about the viewfinder,all the essential shoting information activated through the view finder,or disabled?no perfect shot possible out door without the view finder information. canon save some cost from g12 camera.g12 view finder information disabled.not possible to shot out door under sun light through the lcd.expensive camera,but canon save little cost and leave user to suffer.i hope samsung wiil not do that.
mohammed shahidullah

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