The Samsung NX200 is compact and fits neatly into the palm of your hand. The outer casing is smooth, apart from the textured panel that wraps around the right-hand side of the body for the hand to comfortably grip, so it will suit those who are always on the go.
The menu system is intuitive and all shortcuts and controls are where you’d expect to find them. Even if you’ve never used a Samsung model before you won’t have any trouble working the NX200. A handy Fn button has been placed on the back panel just above the dial control, and this shortcut makes it easy to alter most settings. From the Fn you can quickly access the exposure, white balance, ISO, metering options and focusing options to name just a few.
The NX200 has something to offer every type of photographer. The HD movie mode records clean-looking videos, while the high-speed shooting mode is excellent for sports or action photography. The camera can handle firing off images at 7fps at full resolution, but if you’re shooting in RAW then expect it to be a little slower.
The NX200 can shoot manual, part manual or under a full auto setup. The Smart Auto setting will appeal to beginners, but it’s worth noting that in this mode the camera can only shoot JPEGs. The camera also includes creative filters, which are capable of producing effects like Old Film and Vignette. These are perfect for those who don’t want to spend hours in post-production.
Images produced by the NX200 are of a high quality, and one of the camera’s best features is its large ISO range, which extends to 12800. The NX200 impressively holds the detail in the images until ISO 1600.
The Samsung NX200 is a great camera and the technology packed into the compact body is incredible. Even the full retail price of £700 is very reasonable and it’s well worth the investment.