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Samsung NX20: Review

The Samsung NX20 is one of the latest Smart Cameras with interchangeable lens system (NX) Samsung coming to market. The device is equipped with a CMOS sensor APS-C 20.3 MP with RGB primary color filter. The camera, in addition to being equipped with WiFi connectivity that enables quick sharing of photos and Full HD video, has many mode’s automatic (i-Scene, i-Zoom, Smart Filter) and manuals.

The Samsung NX20 has a very sleek design and solid, and the back of the camera body incorporates a 3-inch AMOLED display can be rotated with a field of view of approximately 100% and VGA resolution (640 x 480) 614,000 points (OCR technology PenTile) . The high shutter speed (1/8000) allows the creation of photographs at different speeds and exposure, making this camera suitable to a professional audience.

Samsung NX20: Design

The Samsung NX20 is a compact camera with interchangeable lenses equipped with the now-famous NX System. The design of the camera is extremely elegant and functional, going to combine excellent quality finishes ergonomics difficult to find in this market segment.

On the top side of the camera body is placed a comfortable mode dial to the right of the optical viewfinder (handle side). On the back of the Samsung NX20 is a beautiful place 3-inch AMOLED display with a VGA resolution (640×480) with a number of points equal to 614,000 (Pentile technology) and a field of view of about 100%, tilt feature that allows the realization with particular angles.

Samsung NX20: Features and Functionality

The Samsung NX20 is a Smart Camera features the now famous and tested Samsung NX System (interchangeable lens) and a CMOS sensor APS-C 20.3 MP custom and performance guarantee excellent images with low noise levels, a range more dynamic and precise color definition. The high sensitivity of this new sensor allows you to get shots in all situations, including low light and a dino shutter speed to 1/8,000 seconds.

The camera has a feature that will definitely not go unnoticed, the built-in WiFi: wireless connectivity built this device can be safely placed in the category Smart Camera with interchangeable lenses, allowing you to instantly share their shots with our friends and acquaintances (also on major social networks or via e-mail).

In addition, thanks to the smart button link you can run the quick rescue of the pictures you have just taken with any compatible smart phone, Smart greatly expanding the capabilities of this camera last generation. In addition to being the smart camera is also technologically advanced-level photo and allows you to create stereo movies in Full HD 1080p at 30 fps with the preferred angle, thanks to the availability of different angles of vision and ability to zoom.

In addition, thanks to the CMOS sensor mirrorless focus is extremely accurate even when using the zoom or when lighting conditions are critical environment. On the top side of the camera body is a very convenient mode dial that allows the user to not ever remove the frame from the subject, thanks to the functionality, i-Function 2.0, you can adjust basic settings by pressing a button located in the the center of the dial. The i-Function feature consists of the following features: i-Effect, i-Scene and i-Zoom.

Samsung NX20 - Body
Samsung NX20 – Body

The Samsung NX20 is a compact camera only in size addition to having a wide range of interchangeable lenses (including a special goal from 18-200 mm for the realization of full HD video), is also equipped with features that connect directly to the world of higher level, namely the SLR world. Among these features, we cannot appoint and especially do not appreciate the wide-range ISO (up to 12800 with increment 1 EV or 1/3 EV).

Obviously, the camera has many manual modes (eg for white balance, shooting mode, exposure), but also the numerous and highly efficient mode automatic including Smart Auto 2.0 automatically analyzes the scene and automatically selects from its 16 4 video and photo mode, in which mode best suits best way to get the best shot possible.

To complete the technical equipment of the camera we find, besides the aforementioned and outstanding 3-inch LCD display with high resolution, the possibility of Panoramic photographs in both 2D and 3D. Last aspect to be highlighted, but not the least important, is the beautiful 3-inch AMOLED display with a VGA resolution and 614000 points with PenTile technology that many criticize, but personally, I find it very good, the display you will see (and of course, photo and video) another information, including the grid (4 types), the histogram and the icons: on / off, distance: ft / m / Off and the electronic level.

Also excellent electronic viewfinder (EVF), which allows an excellent view of both the shorter distances than for longer ones, even while using the high-speed shooting (High Speed ​​Picture) that allows you to capture even the fastest events and objects moving without the need for a separate module for the sensor with its ultra-fast auto focus and advanced special algorithm. In addition, the camera can shoot 8 frames per second continuous shooting of good quality.


The Samsung NX20 is a wonderful compact camera with interchangeable lenses with NX System and integrated WiFi technology for fast and easy sharing of content (Handy key rapid share, Smart Link). The camera is also equipped with a beautiful AMOLED display and a tiltable EVF SVGA for the execution of wide shots and close-ups. Perfect also features high-speed shooting (High Speed ​​Capture) that, along with many other features, this device comes very close to the more famous and expensive world of SLR camera.

Where to Buy Samsung NX20

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PROS : Exmor HD CMOS sensor APS-C 20.3 MP, integrated WiFi (Smart Link); Wide range ISO (12800, 7 increments) NX System; rotating AMOLED display, shutter speed 1/8000; High Speed ​​Capture, Movie Full Stereo 1080p HD, System I-Function 2.0; SVGA EVF.

CONS : Price.

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