Samsung NX2000 Review

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Overview of the Samsung NX2000 Camera

Most photographers love the Samsung NX2000 mirrorless DIL camera in at least one or several features.

While experienced photographers will love NX2000’s capacity to shoot in RAW image format and its large APS-C sized image sensor, the less experienced ones will like the easy-to-use features and the touchscreen LCD with the high quality. And for those who are interested in the greatest and latest features, they will be attracted with the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technologies as well as the stylish, thin design of this camera.

The great news is that you will find that all of those components and features perform very well. Therefore, the Samsung NX2000 deserves to be one of the best cameras on the market.

The biggest hindrance with this camera is its starting price tag which is a little bit higher than with some other cameras in the market now. Still, referring to the list of useful features, the price is well worthy with regard to what you receive when you buy this camera. However, this feature-rich Samsung camera may be beyond the budget of some intermediate-level photographers who are seeking for an interchangeable lens camera for the beginning level.

Summary of the Samsung NX2000 Camera

Specifications

  • The resolution is 20.3 megapixels
  • Optical zoom:N/A, uses interchangeable lenses
  • 3.7-inch LCD is a 1,152,000-pixel touchscreen
  • The image size is 5472 x 3648 pixels at maximum
  • The camera uses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • The dimensions are 4.69 x 2.54 x 1.41 inches
  • The camera weighs 8.04 ounces (without the battery compartment)
  • The image sensor is a CMOS APS-C one (approximately 23.5 by 15.7 mm or 0.93 by 0.62 inches)
  • A HD 1080p movie mode is supported

Pros

  • The image quality is outstanding
  • The touchscreen LCD is large and sharp
  • It’s very easy to use the camera
  • The built-in Wi-Fi and NFC options is included
  • NX2000 is a good value versus cameras with similar feature set
  • This mirrorless digital interchangeable lens camera is very thin, yet comfortable to use

Cons

  • There are some glare problems with the LCD
  • You must purchase the Viewfinder separately
  • No built-in flash, although external flash is included
  • The price is a bit above other entry-level DIL cameras
  • The movie recording quality is not really good
Samsung NX2000 Camera Review & Buy

Samsung NX2000 Camera Review & Buy

Detail Review of the Samsung NX2000 Camera

Image Quality

Although there are a variety of impressive features with the NX2000 DIL camera, the image quality is still an aspect which gains much attention of this manufacturer. The image quality is great for all kind of lighting conditions and it is good not only for photos shared online but also for large and sharp prints with this camera.

It’s the large APS-C sized image sensor which helps to create the wonderful image quality. This type of image sensor is common in many DSLR cameras. The resolution with the NX2000 is up to 20.3 megapixels, which contributes to the overall good image quality. In cases that you want to make more adjustments on the photos, the RAW format is a nice option. This feature is not really include is every DIL camera.

The main aspect ratio that you’re going to be able to shoot in with the NX2000 is the natural 3:2 ratio with the APS-C image sensor. You cannot select the 4:3 aspect ratio but you can decide to shoot at 16:9 and 1:1 ratios if you think it’s proper for your photos.

One area in which you may see the shutter lag is movie recording. Although the full HD video resolution is supported, the performance of the NX2000’s autofocus mechanism tends to be slightly slow for shooting movies. This means that for moving subjects, there may appear several seconds of blurry video.

Performance

The performance of the NX2000 is very great, even in low light conditions, thanks to the large CMOS image sensor. The noise is also minimal when you set the high ISO levels, that’s why you can have good photos shot in low light circumstances. Although there is no built-in flash with the the NX2000, you can attach a external flash – which is included in the box – to the hot shoe.

The working speed of the Samsung NX2000 is very fast and the shutter lag is minimal. You can select the multiple burst modes in which you can make use of the full resolution capabilities. The lags from shot to shot are slightly longer that I expect for a camera at this price point, but there is no need to concern much about this small problem.

The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity is an extra great advantage. It is very easy to use and its performance is extremely great. Samsung historically has figured out the good way to deal with setting up Wi-Fi capabilities and wireless connectivity performance in its cameras, and the NX2000 follows the line.

The good Battery performance is another nice aspect. With this battery, the maximum numbers of photos shot per charge is 300 photos. But keep in mind that you use the Wi-Fi connectivity, it will drain the battery more quickly.

Design

Looking at such a thin and colorful camera as the the NX2000, some photographers may be reminded more of a point and shoot camera. With this advanced camera, you can have a lot of color options to select. This model is especially proper for those who are keen on own a stylish point and shoot camera but are seeking to move to a camera using interchangeable lens.

The overall design of the NX2000 is very excellent and this is also one of the few models in the market that has a great combination between easy-to-use features and some advanced photography options. In general, the great design as well as those features will continue to help improve your photography gradually.

One aspect of the Samsung NX2000’s design that photographers will find  it very easy to use the extremely large 3.7-inch touchscreen LCD. This is a large  bright and sharp LCD. There are a few problems with glare when you’re shooting in sunlight, but that’s the only hindrance with this large LCD.

One of the best aspects in the design is the touch screens. The manufacture has performed tremendously in redesigning its menus to take full advantage of the touchscreen. You can find it very easy to use the on-screen menus. Although the model does not use the Android OS, which is quite common for some Samsung touchscreen cameras, the arrangement of the NX2000’s menu is very well-designed.

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