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Samsung NX100 Digital Camera

MILC 14.6MP CMOS SDHC Oct 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Nine industry awards
Nice design
Good quality pictures
106 Reviews + 9 Awards
dreamwarecomputers.com Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Samsung digital camera is one of the most awarded by experts in cameras of all the cameras of a comparable spec and age.

The experts at review sites What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com and Gagadget.com all decided that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at review websites Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoxels.com both concluded that this Samsung digital camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of review websites Buy-n-shoot.com concluded that this camera was brilliant and gave it their "Platinum" award.

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

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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 the average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 74%.

Excellent User Reviews

This medium megapixel camera has a terrific average user rating based on 35 user reviews. 12 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars. This Samsung camera in the top 18% of all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago when ranked by user rating.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,330 user and expert reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX100 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Samsung NX100 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 7.4.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera range from 1.7 to 22. The Samsung NX100 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

A few Samsung NX100 owners considered that the Samsung NX100 did not have a good battery life. Pocket-Lint.com wrote seven years ago “Poor battery life” and gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.


Support

Poor Support

One customer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “We can't help” however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 70 out of 100.


Battery

420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Samsung NX100 which takes 420 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX100 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Samsung NX100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX100 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung NX100 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support PictBridge.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX100 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an external flash connector.

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Good Quality Lens

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good lens. Seven years ago Techradar scored the Samsung NX100 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Good lens, iFunction controls”. Also seven years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said in their Samsung NX100 review on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “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” and rated it 75 out of 100. Everythingusb.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Decent "kit" lens included” .

A few people agreed that the Samsung NX100 had a good image stabiliser. Smarthouse.com.au wrote “Lack of image stabilisation, easy to blur photos” . Six years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “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 however despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Samsung NX100 owner reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

One Samsung NX100 owner reckoned that it had a good zoom. Seven years ago Everythingusb.com mentioned “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.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Samsung NX100 owners who reviewed the Samsung NX100 thought it was able to produce good images. Asia.cnet.com said “Good high-ISO pictures” in their review. Seven years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Samsung NX100 digital camera takes clear and vibrant images.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cnet.com.au scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung NX100 “Got that image in your mind? Great”.

Several customers who bought it said that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine wrote “The value of the larger sensor is immediately apparent” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Cameralabs.com said on expert review site Camera Labs “Movies Samsung's NX100 is a small camera which features a DSLR-sized sensor and removeable lens mounting” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “The NX100 boasts a 14-megapixel APS-C-format sensor, full HD video” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Four Samsung NX100 reviewers mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said “It sports an APS-C size sensor with an effective resolution of 14.6 megapixels” in their review of the Samsung NX100. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung NX100 seven years ago “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”. Cameragearguide.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “More noise than average APSC sensor, no manual exposure control for video, average continuous shooting”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good ISO range.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven Samsung NX100 owners thought the Samsung NX100 had a good screen. Seven years ago Cnet.co.uk said in their review “Impressively sharp AMOLED screen”. Expert website Canadianreviewer.com mentioned in their review “The NX10, we were impressed with the AMOLED screen, full-manual options”.

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com said seven years ago “The NX100 does not include a viewfinder to bolster the weak daylight performance of the AMOLED screen” in their review of this digital camera. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “There's also an electronic viewfinder, making it easy to frame the perfec”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “With no flash and no viewfinder built in”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was mirrorless. Seven years ago Photoxels.com wrote “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.

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It lacks a built-in EVF and a built-in flash”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “We miss the built-in EVF and flash” in their review of the Samsung NX100.

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Good Video Capture

A few people who reviewed the Samsung NX100 wrote that it was good for video recording. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com mentioned in their Samsung NX100 review “Jeremy is the video expert of our imaging team”.

Good Exposure Control

One person who bought the Samsung NX100 considered that it had good exposure controls.


Display

Fairly Wide Field of View

The Samsung NX100 has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average field of view of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 99%.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX100 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D4S ($4,489.00) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99) is also worth considering.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung NX100 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony HX100V which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was noisy. Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung NX100 seven years ago “Very good high ISO noise control”.

One customer who purchased the Samsung NX100 thought it was quiet. 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”.

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Features Voice Recording

The Samsung NX100 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Technical Features

A number of customers said that the product had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “These are features which we miss dearly, especially considering the NX100 is more expensive than the NX10, which includes both of these f”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The NX100 lacks the built-in features that made the Samsung NX10 a five”. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “Sporting an almost identical internal makeup compared to it's big brother, Samsung has taken all of these awesome features and stuf” in their Samsung NX100 review.


Design

Good Product Quality

Thirteen people who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Expert website Techwarelabs.com said “The first thing that comes to most peoples mind is amazing picture quality and a seemingly endless amount of options” in their review. Stuff.tv said in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Good still photo quality” . Techradar said “Sturdy build quality”.

Easy to Use

A few Samsung NX100 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “There's no doubt that the Samsung NX100 can take great pictures (and it's also a handy high-def video shooter”. Expert website Everythingusb.com wrote seven years ago “Best of all, its as easy to USE as any point”. Everythingusb.com also wrote “Quick and easy to use”.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Good Gear Guide.com.au gave it a score of 75 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX100 “Very good image quality, great menu system, easy to use”. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera six years ago “This button is similar to the Fn or Quick Menu buttons found on most cameras these days” . Pocket Lint mentioned “Improved AF, affordable price point, great menu system, iFn lenses” however despite that they scored the Samsung NX100 3 stars.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Everythingusb.com wrote “Comfortable grip with an easy to use button layout”. One Samsung NX100 reviewer said in their reviews that the Samsung NX100 had a good interface. Cameragearguide.com wrote in their review “Innovative iFunction lens, intuitive interface and fast AF, visually appealing output” .

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Nice Design

A few Samsung NX100 reviewers wrote that this digital camera was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com rated it 4 stars and wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera seven years ago “The NX100 opts for a stripped-back and stylish body design as well as improved operation from the new i-Function lens feature”. Also seven years ago Everythingusb.com wrote “Beautiful AMOLED screen” in their review. Photoradar.com mentioned on Photo Radar “There’s a lot to like about the Samsung NX100 camera, from its curvy rangefinder looks to innovative iFunction lenses” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Some Samsung NX100 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good design. Photoreview.com.au mentioned “Comfortable shooting design for smaller hands” in their review. Photoreview.com.au also wrote “Design ractivit ok (sans plus”. Everythingusb.com mentioned “Compact design” in their Samsung NX100 review.

A number of Samsung NX100 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Canadianreviewer.com mentioned “The camera's promising lens system as well as its superb size and ergonomics” in their review. Seven years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Samsung NX100 review “The ergonomic differences between the NX100”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also wrote “Feels great, with an ergonomic design and decent build quality”.

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Not Robust

A number of people who bought the product thought it was not well made. Cnet.co.uk said “Plasticky body” yet they gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Macworld.co.uk said in their review six years ago “It resembles the expensive Leica X1 thanks to its similar proportions, though it’s more plasticky and also slightly larger overall than the Olympus Pens, Sony NEX”. Everythingusb.com mentioned seven years ago “No built in flash” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not strong and durable. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Polycarbonate build not as sturdy as some competing models” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-six customers agreed that it was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera seven years ago “The Samsung NX100 is the company's latest Compact System Camera” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month expert website Photographyblog.com said in their Samsung NX100 review “Sony NEX - a mirrorless, compact system camera with interchangeable lenses” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Stuff.tv wrote “A decent compact system camera.”.

Several people who reviewed the Samsung NX100 concluded that it was a good body shape. Six years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review “Slick camera body is easy to drop”.

Some Samsung NX100 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Relatively lightweight” in their review of the Samsung NX100. Seven years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned “Needs a compact, lightweight and easy-to-use interchangeable lens system”.

One Samsung NX100 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Macworld.com mentioned on expert website Mac World “The compact interchangeable lens camera has a handsome and slim body.” in their review of the Samsung NX100 but even so they rated it 60 out of 100.

One Samsung NX100 reviewer considered that the product was a squeeze to fit in. Six years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Superb controls squeezed into a small space.” but in spite of that they scored the Samsung NX100 40 out of 100.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX100 has a relatively typical weight (282 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the GE X5 (380g).

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Samsung camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers evnx100zbannl, samsung f51mm, ext50200sb, exs30nb, exw20nb, sef42a, sef20a, sef15a
Barcodes 00806071147413, 08806071147413, 08806071147420, 08806071177069, 08806071177076, 08806071177083, 08806071177113, 08806071177120

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