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Samsung NX Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Fifteen industry awards
Supports video recording
Exposure control is through the touchscreen
170 Reviews + 15 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold Expert Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Fifteen Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a similar age and spec, this Samsung camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Altomdata.dk, M3.idg.se, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com, Itc.ua and Vido.com.ua all recommend this high megapixel digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au, both of which thought that this high megapixel digital camera was superb.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this high megapixel digital camera was good. This camera received a "Gold" award from review site What Digital Camera and it received a Photozone.de "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites both said that this high megapixel digital camera was good. This camera received a "Mashable Choice" award from Mashable.com and it received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on sixty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine this Samsung camera has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Samsung camera on average 81%. 6 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 7,330 owner and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 91% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

At only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average magnification of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 1.3x, and the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x.

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Power

Battery Life

Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Four years ago Mashable.com wrote in their review of the Samsung NX “Superb battery life”. Also four years ago What Digital Camera gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Battery stamina for an Android camera”. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Great battery life (over 500 shots”.


Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact

Fourty-seven owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was compact. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Very compact”. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Samsung has made a truly compact camera in the NX Mini”. Dxomark.com said four years ago “Compact, well done casing, very good image quality in the frame centre, good image quality on the edge of the frame, negligible distortion, well corrected coma, slight vignetting, silent” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated it 38 out of 100.

Nine owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Toptenreviews.com wrote two years ago “Super pocketable Slim and Light” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Klgadgetguy.com mentioned “It's the brand new Samsung NX Mini! It features an Ultra Slim (22.5mm) thickness”. Expert website Todayonline.com wrote “Touted as the world's thinnest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera”.

Six people who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Rappler.com said “MANILA, Philippines — There was a time when the flexibility of an interchangeable lens was only available on bulky Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras (DSLRs).”. Five years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “It's large and heavy when compared with compact NX cameras” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “What if a regular CSC setup is still too bulky? Enter the NX mini” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners mentioned that the product was lightweight. Expert website Lenstip.com said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “It is a small, lightweight, handy instrument with an all-purpose focal length which provides the most important thing – a very good image quality in the frame centre”. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “This compact, collapsible lens is lightweight, inexpensive and will make a good starter lens when bought as a kit” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also said “The nifty compact dimensions and light-weight are the main appeal of this lens” in their review.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Kleine en lichte mini body” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX has a fairly typical weight (410 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Flash Externo

Four customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good flash. Toptenreviews.com said “Secondary flash included”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Flash complmentaire fourni d'origine” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also said “External flash shoe” in their review.

Video is Excellent

Eleven owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their Samsung NX review “Decent stills and movies with enough light”. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Full HD 1080p video” . Dpexpert.com.au wrote “Video is excellent”.

Large Screen

Twenty-one customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Tilting touch-screen display”. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Um 180 Grad nach oben klappbares 3 0 Zoll Display mit sehr gutem kapazitiven Touchscreen” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com/au/ said “Large screen” in their review of the Samsung NX.

Nine owners agreed that the product was mirrorless. Expert review site Dpreview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots”. Expert website Photozone.de wrote “Mirrorless systems became immensely popular lately” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “With smartphones eating away at the compact camera segment and mirrorless system cameras yet to achieve the same traction as DSLR cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought it considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Integrated EVF”.

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Lens Adapter for Using Traditional Lenses

Fourty-three people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Three years ago Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the Samsung NX “Lens adapter for using traditional lenses” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Toptenreviews.com wrote two years ago “The Samsung NX Mini is superb for capturing selfie as it has a very wide lens that doesn't require you to have long hand take a picture of yourself” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “There's a new lens mount that Samsung has made j” in their review.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Four years ago Dxomark.com mentioned “Focus limiter switch” however despite that they rated the product 2 stars out of 5. Engadget.com mentioned “Hybrid autofocus system” but in spite of that they only rated this digital camera 3 stars out of 5. Two years ago Pcmag.com mentioned “It's sharp, covers a useful focus range”.

Three customers who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. It Reviews.com said four years ago “Telephoto zoom range” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The performance of this lens is good, providing excellent sharpness through most of the zoom range and good sharpness at maximum telephoto” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Ian Quayle said on Amazon “We'll in pressed so far, no power zoom which isn't a problem” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine.com rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Ephotozine “The optical stabiliser does an excellent job of providing a steady image on screen to aid composition.”.

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Sharp Image Output

Fourty-four customers agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Pc Mag said in their review of the Samsung NX on PC Mag “Sharp image output”. Toptenreviews.com said “Good image quality from a small sensor”. Toptenreviews.com also said “Good photo and video quality” in their review.

Ten owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Dobra jako zdj JPEG i RAW do czuoci ISO 3200, przyzwoita rozdzielczo matrycy, funkcja dotykowej obsugi, skuteczny balans bieli w wikszoci przypadkw, skala temperaturowa WB, stosunkowo nieduy bd dla au” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “WiFi, obrotowy ekran, wymienna optyka, duy zakres ISO” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also said “Gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 1.600” in their review.

Six owners wrote that it had a good picture resolution. What Digital Camera said “Capable of shooting high speed sequences” . Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Ability to change lens to expand shooting options”. Pc Mag said “7.4fps continuous shooting” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Four years ago T3.com said “DSLRsized sensor”. Digitaltrends.com wrote “20.3megapixel APSC sensor” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Toptenreviews.com wrote “20.5Megapixel sensor packed in”.

One person said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The unusually bright f/2 maximum aperture is a real bonus, extending the low light capabilities of your NX system camera”.

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Exposure Control is Through the Touchscreen

One owner reckoned that the product did not have good exposure controls. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Exposure control is through the touchscreen”.


Smart TV

Global 4G Connectivity

Seven customers concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Mashable.com wrote “Convenient 4G LTE Internet connectivity”. In the same month Trusted Reviews gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Android OS and 3 4G connectivity”. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Many Connectivity options MobileLink”.

One person who bought it considered that it had email functionality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “WiFi and NFC to connect directly to social media, cloud storage, email, smart devices” in their review of the Samsung NX.

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Support

With the Help of the Tiltable 3.0 Inch Flipup Screen, You Can Have Perfect Shot by Looking At the Display

Three owners thought the product had good technical guidance. Toptenreviews.com wrote “With the help of the Tiltable 3.0 inch Flipup Screen, you can have perfect shot by looking at the display” in their review of this digital camera. Boothy mentioned in their review of this digital camera “NX mini just arrived, clearly German import, does not come with UK plug\charger having said that there is a English start guide and full English manual online”. An anonymous author she mentioned “It'd be much easier had there been instructions on how to update, or how to use the cd-rom” in her review of this digital camera.


Design

Tiny Build

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product thought it was well made. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Tiny build” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “Stills and video quality, build quality” in their review. Four years ago Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good build quality”.

One person who purchased the Samsung NX said that it was sealed. Two years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “The 50-150mm is sealed against dust”.

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Beautiful 4.8inch HD Touchscreen

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung NX was good looking. Four years ago Mashable.com said in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful 4.8inch HD touchscreen”. Expert review site Photozone.de scored it 73 out of 100 and wrote “The Samsung NX 20mm f/2.8 does a pretty good job actually”. Three years ago Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote “The eye-catching faux leather finish encasing the device gives it a very” however they only rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Sli, attractive design handles well” . Three years ago expert website Dxomark.com said in their review of this digital camera “As one of the earlier adopters of the mirrorless design for compact camera bodies, Samsung has amassed a wide range lenses”. Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “We really liked the design and build quality of the NX-mini” .

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good case.

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Easy to Use

Ten people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Pc Mag gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “IFn control button” in their Samsung NX review. Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The touch screen control set, including onetouch focus, expose”. Expert review site Lenstip.com said “It is a handy device, optically good, which fits the line-up of NX ‘primes' perfectly well”.

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was easy to handle. Slrgear.com said “So, how does this professional portrait prime stack up? Read on below for our full battery of tests, handling notes and conclusion” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Touch screen is handy for changing settings”. Also two years ago Lainey  said on Amazon “Really good settings and takes a lovely picture”.

One owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to assemble. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote three years ago “Samsung's managed to build out a compelling camera lineup that has something for everyone” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 78 out of 100.

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Good Build Quality

Thirty people thought this digital camera was good quality. Pocket Lint mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Android OS is great for sharing, good stills and video quality, iFunction lens system, bundled Adobe Lightroom 5 software” . What Digital Camera mentioned “Solid and robust build quality” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Picture quality up to 1600 ISO”.


Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung NX has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3888x2592, 2976x1984, 1728x1152, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3712x2088, 2944x1656, 1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2640x2640, 2000x2000 and 1024x1024 and 2688x1512. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 6000 x 4000.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung NX supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Samsung camera support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 810 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX has an HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung NX features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three people who bought it said that it was quiet. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It also includes optical images stabilisation, silent focusing and is available for around £53”.

Two people said that it was noisy. Three years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Good high ISO noise performance”. Popphoto.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Somewhat noisy at higher ISOsWho it's For”.

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Good High ISO Noise Performance

Two people said that it was noisy. Three years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Good high ISO noise performance”.

Popphoto.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Somewhat noisy at higher ISOsWho it's For”.


Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX has an external flash connector. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

At 16,000 megabytes, the Samsung NX has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average internal memory of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 1.3GB.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX60V ($375.65), and the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony DSC-HX60V ($375.65), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX features bluetooth, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not feature bluetooth.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera which do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX60V ($375.65), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 which has better reviews.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Samsung NX has an electronic compass. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an electronic compass.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Samsung NX has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Samsung NX features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Features Album Organization

The Samsung NX features album organization. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also feature album organization.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX features multi burst mode. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature multi burst mode.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX has an anti-dust function. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 2.5", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3". When compared to other cameras of this type and age, the display diagonal of the Samsung NX of 4.77 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Features

Filled With Features

Five customers who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Chip.com.my mentioned “Filled with features”. Two years ago an anonymous author scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and she mentioned “I love the design, features” in her review of this digital camera. Lovetoclean2014 wrote on Walmart.com “I love all the features and options it gives you”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This high megapixel digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ekgn120zkzbtu, samsung ekgn120zkabtu, samsung exs1855csb
Barcodes 08806085633551, 08806085636309, 08806085645233, 08806085648036, 08806085674998, 08806085780811, 08806085849075, 08806085849082, 08806085866522, 08806086192620

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