The NX20 is a recent addition to Samsung's NX range and features Wi-Fi functionality as well as other changes to set it apart from previous models. We gave it a thorough review to find out how it performs

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Samsung NX20

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:90%


  • Flip out screen, clear EVF, good levels of detail, I-function lens technology


  • Buffer performance, AF point positioning, high price


Samsung NX20 Review


Price as reviewed:



Costing £899 with the 18-55mm kit lens, the NX20 is undoubtedly one of the more expensive compact system cameras currently on the market. You can expect the price to fall over coming months but when you consider the NX11 could be picked up for £500 at its time of launch it does make you question whether the latest features justify the extra outlay.

One of the NX20’s closest rivals is the Olympus’s OM-D E-M5. The latter works out at £250 more than the NX20 when it’s bundled with the 12-50mm lens. There’s not a huge amount to separate the two other than the NX20 looking slightly more D-SLR like in terms of design. Both feature flip out screens, both feature electronic viewfinders and both offer full manual control of camera settings as you’d expect with a CSC. You could say the OM-D is the more complete system with a total of 10 lenses supporting it, however Samsung has made a point of expanding the NX lens lineup and to date there are 8 NX-series lenses covering focal lengths from 16mm through to 200mm.

  1. 1. Samsung NX20 - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Value
  6. 6. Verdict
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