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Samsung NX100
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Samsung NX100 Digital Camera

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MILC 14.6MP CMOS Aug 2012
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27 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

The reviewers at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com and Gagadget.com all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoxels.com, both of which wrote that this SLR camera was superb.

This Samsung digital camera was given a "Platinum" award by Buy-n-shoot.com who concluded that this SLR camera was outstanding.

This Samsung camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave it an "Excellent" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fifty-seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this SLR camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this camera as superb on average.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourteen Samsung NX100 reviewers considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Six years ago Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their review of the Samsung NX100 “The NX100 is an interesting interchangeable lens camera that is cheap and takes good pictures.”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Samsung NX100 digital camera takes clear and vibrant images.”. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “Got that image in your mind? Great”.

A few Samsung NX100 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “It sports an APS-C size sensor with an effective resolution of 14.6 megapixels”. Six years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung NX100 “14.6 million effective pixels APS-C CMOS sensor i-Function lens 3in AMOLED screen Compact, 34.5mm deep body Street price around £400 with 20-50mm kit lensScores”.

A few customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “Movies Samsung's NX100 is a small camera which features a DSLR-sized sensor and removeable lens mounting”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The NX100 boasts a 14-megapixel APS-C-format sensor, full HD video” in their Samsung NX100 review.

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Good Size

A number of customers considered that it was compact. Six years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their Samsung NX100 review on expert review site What Digital Camera “The Samsung NX100 is the company's latest Compact System Camera” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com scored the Samsung NX100 80 out of 100 and said in their Samsung NX100 review “Sony NEX - a mirrorless, compact system camera with interchangeable lenses”. Stuff.tv mentioned in their Samsung NX100 review “A decent compact system camera.” .

One Samsung NX100 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was a squeeze to fit in. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “Superb controls squeezed into a small space.”. One customer concluded that it was lightweight. Cnet.com.au said on expert website CNET.com.au “Needs a compact, lightweight and easy-to-use interchangeable lens system” in their Samsung NX100 review.

One Samsung NX100 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was thin. Expert review site Macworld.com wrote “The compact interchangeable lens camera has a handsome and slim body.”.

One Samsung NX100 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape.

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Nice Design

A few Samsung NX100 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “The NX100 opts for a stripped-back and stylish body design as well as improved operation from the new i-Function lens feature” in their review of the Samsung NX100. Expert review site Photoradar.com rated it 4 stars and wrote “There’s a lot to like about the Samsung NX100 camera, from its curvy rangefinder looks to innovative iFunction lenses”. Six years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “The NX100 is a unique and elegant camera” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Samsung NX100 owners who purchased the Samsung NX100 wrote that it was ergonomic. Canadianreviewer.com said “The camera's promising lens system as well as its superb size and ergonomics”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “The ergonomic differences between the NX100”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The NX100 does not include a viewfinder to bolster the weak daylight performance of the AMOLED screen”.

Several Samsung NX100 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen. Expert website Canadianreviewer.com wrote in their Samsung NX100 review “The NX10, we were impressed with the AMOLED screen, full-manual options”.

A number of people concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It lacks a built-in EVF and a built-in flash” and scored it 75 out of 100. In the same month Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “We miss the built-in EVF and flash”.

Two Samsung NX100 reviewers who bought it thought it was mirrorless.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their Samsung NX100 review “The main new feature in the Samsung NX100 camera is the lens' built-in function button, which allows you to change exposure settings (aperture, shutter, ISO”. Expert website Photoxels.com wrote six years ago “Photoxels Editor’s Choice 2010 – Compact Mirrorless The Samsung NX100 challenges the existing compact mirrorless Digital Interchangeable Lens cameras by providing a larger APS-C CMOS sensor” in their review of the Samsung NX100. Tipa.com said in their review of the Samsung NX100 “The Samsung NX100’s new body design drastically revises the 'DSLR look-alike' concept found in other compact interchangeable lens cameras”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. Expert review site Everythingusb.com wrote “It really does combine the power of a DSLR in a package that is only the size of a point and shoot "super zoom" camera” in their Samsung NX100 review.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned five years ago “It isn't very original and it has no flash or stabilisation system (with the 20-30 mm kit lens, at least” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

A few Samsung NX100 owners who bought this digital camera thought it had good features. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The NX100 lacks the built-in features that made the Samsung NX10 a five”. Steves-Digicams.com said “Sporting an almost identical internal makeup compared to it's big brother, Samsung has taken all of these awesome features and stuf”. Expert review site Thestar.com.my said “The Samsung NX100 is loaded with lots of handy features” in their Samsung NX100 review.

Easy to Use

Four customers wrote that the product was easy to use. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “There's no doubt that the Samsung NX100 can take great pictures (and it's also a handy high-def video shooter”. Expert review site Everythingusb.com wrote “Best of all, its as easy to USE as any point”. Thestar.com.my said “The NX100 is simple and intuitive to use”.

One person who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago expert website Digitalversus.com said “This button is similar to the Fn or Quick Menu buttons found on most cameras these days” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought the product thought it was good quality. Expert review site Techwarelabs.com wrote “The first thing that comes to most peoples mind is amazing picture quality and a seemingly endless amount of options” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “While it offers the same great image quality as the NX10”. Channelnews.com.au said “The NX100 takes brilliant, high quality shots at the quality of any high-end camera with 14.6 megapixels on a CMOS sensor, wit” in their Samsung NX100 review but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Flash

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

A number of Samsung NX100 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com said “Jeremy is the video expert of our imaging team” .

Good Brand

Based on 5,569 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its cameras. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its SLR cameras range compared to other brands.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Six years ago expert review site Everythingusb.com said “In that short period of time they have gained quiet the following! The reason for this is they combine the power of a DSLR”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Samsung NX100 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NX100 also support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX100.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3[plb_798413_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Light

The weights of cameras of a similar age and type to the NX100 range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the Samsung NX100 of only 282 grams is one of the lightest.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price].

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Samsung NX100 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Rotating, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes crop are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung NX100 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this Samsung camera. The photo effects Black&White, Mosaic, Negative film and Vivid are also found on this camera.

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Very Narrow

Cameras of this spec and age have widths of between 100mm and 160mm, and the average width is 130mm. With a width of only 120.5 millimeters, the Samsung NX100 is one of the narrower digital cameras of this age and type amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX100 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Samsung camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX100. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung NX100 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Short

When compared to other cameras of this type and age, the Samsung NX100's height of only 34.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. Cameras of a comparable type and age to the NX100 have heights of between 34mm and 160mm, and the average height is 100mm.

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19 Reasons Against

Not Robust

Some Samsung NX100 owners said in their reviews that it was not well made. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “With no built in flash or viewfinder, it’s entirely dependent on a low price point” . Pocket-Lint.com also wrote “With no flash and no viewfinder built in”.

Poor Battery Life

One customer reckoned that the Samsung NX100 did not have a good battery life. Six years ago Pocket-Lint.com said “Poor battery life” in their review of this digital camera.

Poor Support

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review on PC Advisor.co.uk “We can't help” but they still rated the product 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX100 support Full HD video, however the Samsung NX100 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS. The Samsung NX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the D3200[pl_1947140_price], or the D3300[pl_3289888_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung NX100 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NX100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung NX100 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the D3200[pl_1947140_price], the D5200[pl_1829432_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an image stabiliser. The Samsung NX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung NX100 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display resolutions range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 780,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 640 pixels, the Samsung NX100's display resolution is one of the lowest amongst SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX100.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Samsung NX100 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the NX100. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 1472 X 976 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX100 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a 1472 x 976 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 2816 x 1880 still image resolution. Across all cameras that have been available for more than two years the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Samsung NX100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX100. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.21" are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The Samsung NX100 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX100. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the Samsung NX100 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst cameras of this age. The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Samsung NX100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image format "JPEG" is also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum battery lives of between 1h and 1,100h, and the average maximum battery life is 240h. With a maximum battery life of only 3.5 hours, the Samsung NX100 has one of the shorter maximum battery lives amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only 420 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Samsung NX100 is a digital camera that takes 420 shots shots per battery charge.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 0.6s. The Samsung NX100 has a fairly long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX100.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX100

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX100 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2"), or the D800E[pl_2119188_price] (3.2") all from Nikon.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over six years.

Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung NX100 has a relatively standard megapixel count (14.6 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If this SLR camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] (16.05MP), or the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price] (16.1MP).

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Specification

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Megapixel Count
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Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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Full-Frame Sensor Size
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Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Connection
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Camera Dimension
Height
Depth
Weight
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System

9 Awards

What Digital Camera Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice dreamwarecomputers.com Recommended buy-n-shoot.com Platinum tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award photoxels.com Editor's Choice letsgodigital.org/nl/ Excellent gagadget.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(89)
2 April 2012

Everyone has heard about the DSLR. The first thing that comes to most peoples mind is amazing picture quality and a seemingly endless amount of options and adjustments, but with the drawbacks of... Read more…

2 June 2011

The 14-megapixel NX100 may not be a digital SLR, but it does use a DSLR-worthy sensor. This EVIL camera is the latest mirrorless model to break away from the Micro Four Thirds imaging chip format... Read more…

9 May 2011

The Samsung NX100 is mostly ideal for taking photos in events, where the camera?s fast functionality and capability to keep up with the fast changes in setting and environment is highly valued....

The 14.6 megapixel Samsung NX100 sure looks the part of a smart camera, and thanks to the mirrorless design comes in a small body. It does not compromise on the ever important sensor size, since...

18 April 2011

The NX100 follows on from the DSLR-styled NX10 as Samsung?s second-generation CSC. It resembles the expensive Leica X1 thanks to its similar proportions, though it?s more plasticky and also... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 March 2012 by Oliver!

You might know that camera users are like football fans, with rivalry Canon vs Nikon vs.... going on for years. I am coming from a Fiji camp (happy user for 10 years of different models) so trying... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2011 by Ben Britton

Excellent camera for someone making the jump from a compact. Easy to use in Smart mode and with lots of room to try out more complicated things. The difference the lens makes is amazing and you... Read more…

Reviewed 1 July 2011 by Zanger

Not going to go on about it too much,but this camera is superb....having had all sorts of point and shoot cameras these last few years and all have been very disappointing in image quality.Because... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2012 by Atanas
(Verified Purchase)

Very, very good camera. Very handy, great images, great colours. And at the current price, the best money can buy. I have been looking for such for a very long time. I use a range of cameras (high... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2011 by Rottidog
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great little camera with some amazing functions, but to get the best out of it you really need the 50-200mm zoom lens which is proving very difficult to find. If Amazon are going to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers exw20n, sef42a, sef20a, sef15a, exs30n, exs30nb, exw20nb, ext50200, ext50200s, ext50200sb, evnx100zbannl, evnx100zbasnl, samsung f3556146, samsung f3556146m, samsung f3556146mp
Barcodes 00806071147413, 08806071147413, 08806071147420, 08806071177069, 08806071177076, 08806071177083, 08806071177113, 08806071177120
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