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Samsung NX20 review

Samsung's top-end CSC gets Wi-Fi

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Colours can be quite subdued using default settings.

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Default settings can result in quite muted colours, so it's well worth playing with colour settings in-camera to improve saturation and contrast.

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The Samsung NX20's 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor captures ample detail for large prints, even at relatively high sensitivities.

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Two dials are provided to provide quick access for manual adjustments.

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Plenty of detail is captured by the 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor.

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Autofocus is plenty fast enough for static subjects, but tracking moving subjects can be a challenge.

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The Samsung NX20 holds its own well as far as Dynamic Range is concerned.

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Several preset colour settings are available to boost the saturation and contrast, or adjustments can be made manually.

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The large APS-C sensor makes blurring backgrounds easier than with a small sensor like those found in a compact camera.

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The articulated screen is great for taking images from tricky angles.

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Performance at high sensitivities is very good.

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Auto white balance can leave images taken under overcast with a slight cool cast.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesOrientation Sensor, Live View, Face Detection, Smart Capture, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)340.2 g
Minimum Focus Distance280 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeAMOLED
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution21.6 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedBP1310
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height89.7 mm
Width121.9 mm
Depth39.6 mm
Autofocus Points35
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNX20
Product NameNew! NX20 20.3 Megapixel Compact System Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX20ZZBSBUS
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

No Speed Limit. No Boundaries.

Introducing the 20.3 megapixels Samsung Smart Camera NX20 with 1/8000 fast shutter and Built-in WiFi.

20.3MP APS-C Sensor

Customized for the NX System, the brand-new, professional-grade, 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor produces images that rival those of any premium DSLR. Each individual pixel has a large sensor area and receives more light, guaranteeing low noise levels, high dynamic range and accurate color differentiation. The higher sensitivity allows you to shoot during low-light situations without graininess or other noise. The new sensor also provides Full HD video output capabilities.

Display Resolution614000 Pixel
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker