Samsung NX200 CSC camera offers 20.6MP sensor, fast response times and a compact body. We managed to get our hands on one for half an hour...

Samsung has released the successor to their NX100 compact system model, offering a higher resolution sensor and smaller body than it’s predecessor. The NX200 also boasts some impressive response times including a 100ms capture time and 400ms shot-to-shot delay.

The 20.3MP sensor offers a significant increase over the 14.6MP offering of the NX100, but is at the same APS-C dimensions. This new sensor can offer up to seven frames per second in continuous shooting mode and 1080p videos, as well as an ISO range of 100-12800. There are also full manual controls, from aperture through to shutter speed, and a rapid startup time.

The body has also received a physical upgrade, reducing the size to 116.5 x 62.5 x 36.2mm. As the NX100 had a fairly bulky frame this reduction is significant, especially as it places it within the range of the Olympus E-PM1 and Pentax Q, even if it is marginally larger than both. A 3inch AMOLED 614k dot LCD is the primary display method, although a hotshoe is included that could presumably support the same viewfinder as the NX100.

i-Function lenses, which allow the functionality of the focus ring to be altered to perform a variety of tasks, are compatible with the NX200. Samsung has also announced four new lenses to be released alongside the NX200 in the 18-200mm zoom lenses and 16mm, 60mm and 85mm fixed focal length lenses.

10 Smart Filters are also available, as is a Magic Frame mode which adds one of 13 different frames to an image. A new 3D panorama mode makes it’s debut in the NX200, allowing users to pan the camera horizontally or vertically and create a 3D image from the results.

The price will be around £699 with a kit lens, and is expected to be available towards the end of this month. More information can be found at Samsung’s website.


Image sensor

Sensor size

Effective Pixel
Approx. 20.3 Megapixels

Total Pixel
Approx. 21.6 Megapixels

Color Filter
RGB primary color filter

Lens Mount
Samsung NX Mount

Image Stabilization Type
Lens Shift (depends on Lens)

OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF
Distortion Correct
LDC On / Off (depends on lens)

i-Scene (depends on Lens)

Smart Filter (Vignetting, Minature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, Defog, Halftone Dot)

Intelli-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0)
Dust Reduction
Supersonic drive



VGA ( 640X480 ) 614k dots ( PenTile )

Field of View
Approx. 100%

Grid (4types), Histgram, Icons : On/Off, Distance Scale : ft / m / Off

Focusing point

Selection : 1point ( Free selection )

Multi : Normal 15points, Closeup 35points

Face Detection : Max. 10 faces

Single AF, Continuous AF, MF

AF-assist Lamp

Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter

Auto:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec.
Manual:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step)
Bulb ( Limit time : 4min. )

Exposure Metering System
TTL 221(17×13) Block segment

Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot

Metering range : EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)

±3 EV (1/3EV step)

AE Lock
Shutter Button half press

ISO Equivalent

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step)

Drive Mode


Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE/WB/PW)


JPEG :  High(7fps) up to 11 shots, Low(3fps) up to 15 shots selectable

Burst : 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release

RAW :  High(7fps), Low(3fps) selectable up to 8 shots


Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW


2 – 30sec. (1sec. step)

Flash Type

External Flash only (Bundle with SEF8A)


Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off

Guide Number

8 (at ISO 100) (SEF8A)

Angle of View Coverage

28mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm) (SEF8A)

Sync. Speed

Less than 1/180sec.

Flash Compensation

-2 – +2EV (1/2EV step)

External Flash

Samsung External Flash available (SEF42A, SEF20A, SEF15A : Optional)

Scene Mode
Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo

Sound Picture

Sound Recording Time ( Before and after shooting each 5sec or 10sec )

Smart Filter
Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, 
Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative

Magic Frame
Holiday, Old Film, Ripple, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Yesterday, Wall Art, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper

RAW Format

Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
MP4 (H.264)

Movie : H.264 , Sound : AAC

Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual

Movie Clip
With Audio or without Audio
(user selectable, recording time : 25 minutes)

Smart Filter
Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus,
Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative

Image size
1920×1080 , 1280×720 , 640×480, 320×240 (Default : 1920×1080)

Frame rate
60fps(1280×720 Only), 30fps

Multi-Motion Recording
x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20

High Quality , Normal

Stereo Sound

Movie Editing
Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Image Play
Single image, Thumbnails (3/15/40 images), Slide show, Movie

RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0

Capacity (1GB)
20.0M : RAW 17
20.0M (3:2) : Super Fine 94, Fine 185, Normal 272
10.1M (3:2) : Super Fine 192, Fine 369, Normal 531
5.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 319, Fine 595, Normal 837
2.0M (3:2) : Super Fine 829, Fine 1397, Normal 1811
Burst (5.0M) : Super Fine 372, Fine 687, Normal 957
16.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 117, Fine 228, Normal 334
7.8M (16:9) : Super Fine 247, Fine 468, Normal 667
4.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 380, Fine 701, Normal 974
2.1M (16:9) : Super Fine 802, Fine 1358, Normal 1767
13.3M (1:1) : Super Fine 147, Fine 285, Normal 414
7.0M (1:1) : Super Fine 173, Fine 515, Normal 730
4.0M (1:1) : Super Fine 455, Fine 826, Normal 1133
1.1M (1:1) : Super Fine 1348, Fine 2068, Normal 2516
Movie : 1920×1080 30p : High Quality 8m 54s, Normal 10m 16s
           1280×720 60p : High Quality 8m 21s, Normal 9m 32s
           1280×720 30p : High Quality 14m 47s, Normal 16m 37s
            640×480 30p : High Quality 37m 16s, Normal 43m 14s
           320×240 30p : High Quality 119m 57s, Normal 145m 49s
※ These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.

Output Connector
USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED) (micro USB Jack)

Video output
NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
HDMI 1.3 : (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P)

Rechargeable battery : BP1030 (1030mAh)
Charger: BC1030

Battery life
165min / 330shots (CIPA Standard)

Dimensions (WxHxD)
116.5 x 62.5 x 36.2mm (excluding the projection part)

220.4g (without battery and memory card)

Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40 °C

Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%