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Samsung NX20 Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP CMOS Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Eight industry awards
Kit lens is adequate.
Unacceptable noise level
81 Reviews + 8 Awards
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The editors of review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this high megapixel digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au, both of which said that this Samsung camera was superb.

This Samsung digital camera was given a "Silver" award by both review sites Gadgetgear.nl and Onfoto.ru, both of which concluded that this high megapixel digital camera was very good.

The expert at review sites Hardwarezone.com.ph concluded that concluded that they would endorse this high megapixel digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fourty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Samsung digital camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

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


Smart TV

WiFi Connectivity

Seven owners concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus wrote “WiFi connectivity with interesting functions” in their review of this digital camera but they scored it 3 stars out of 5. Netguide.co.nz wrote “Connectivity ( Wifi and GPS”. Five years ago Pdnonline.com mentioned “Camera manufacturers have tried to add decent wireless connectivity to digital cameras for the last decade with little success”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had gps.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

The lowest magnification of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 0.17x and the highest is 20x. At only 0.68 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX20 has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Samsung NX20 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The maximum aperture numbers of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 1.8 to 130.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4. At 3.5, the Samsung NX20 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung NX20 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. This Samsung digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX20 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX20 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX20 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung NX20 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung NX20 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX20 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung NX20 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the EOS 7D ($420.00), or the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i ($509.99) both from Canon or the Nikon D810.

If this high megapixel digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Pentax 645Z ($6,188.88) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Samsung NX20 features connection to PC, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung NX20 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine five years ago “The Samsung NX20 is an improvement over the NX11 and features a great tilting screen, high speed continuous shooting (although not as quick as others), good image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Also five years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “Apart from a 20-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, this camera has Wi-Fi features” in their review of this digital camera. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “It has built-in features such as an EVF” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Samsung NX CamerasSamsung today announced a complete refresh of the NX mirrorless compact system camera line-up with a new entry level model” in their review of the Samsung NX20. Evogadget.com mentioned “Compact system cameras are some of the most sought-after products in the world”. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The NX20 is the new flagship model in Samsung's compact system camera range” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner thought it was a good body shape. Expert review site Theverge.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The NX20's body immediately makes you think it's a mid-range camera”.

One owner who bought it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Photoanswers.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “At first glance you might think this chunky CSC is actually an entry-level DSLR, especially as the Samsung NX20 also crams a stonking 20.3MP into its body”.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX20 has a pretty typical weight (341 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEX-7 ($835.76), or the ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX20 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX20 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX20 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX300 which has better reviews.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 1024| 1728 x 1152| 1920 x 1080| 2000 x 2000, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX20 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 60Da, or the Sony ILCE-7R ($1,899.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX20 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, the Samsung NX2000 ($299.00), and the Sony Alpha A5100L which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Audio

Noisy At High ISOs

Two people reckoned that this digital camera was noisy. Five years ago Digital Versus said “Noisy shutter release” in their review of the Samsung NX20. Digitaltrends.com wrote four years ago “Noisy at high ISOs”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people reckoned that this digital camera was noisy. Five years ago Digital Versus said “Noisy shutter release” in their review of the Samsung NX20. Digitaltrends.com wrote four years ago “Noisy at high ISOs”.


Good Flash

Three owners who reviewed it thought it had a good flash. Digitalversus.com said “The Sony NEX-F3, now with built-in flash” however they rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Video Mode

Nine people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Top notch stills and quality videos” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Digitaltrends.com also said “Still quality is superb and movies are very good” in their review. Camcorderinfo.com said “Sharpness wasn't stellar and low light video was average at best, so this isn't a camera we'd recommend for recording movies.” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Swivel Screen

Nine customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good screen. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Superior variangle screen”. Trusted Reviews wrote “Flipout screen”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Excellent AMOLED screen”.

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Good Gear Guide.com.au rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Built-in EVF and flash” in their review of this digital camera. Chip.com.my wrote five years ago “Builtin flash and EVF” in their review of this digital camera.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Crisp and detailed electronic viewfinder” . Gadgetspeak.com wrote “The most ‘different’ thing for the latter group is that there is a viewfinder available”.

Three owners who reviewed the Samsung NX20 considered that it was mirrorless. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Samsung hits the market with another compact, interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera”. Five years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “In a crowded marketplace of similarly specified mirrorless compact system cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

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Image Quality

Eighteen people thought it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com.au wrote “Range of scene modes and picture effects” in their review of this digital camera. Theverge.com gave it a score of 74 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image and video quality”. Expert review site Chip.com.my said “The NX20 stands as the king of the hill among Samsung's line compact system cameras; the excellent image quality and well-packed range of features speaks for itself”.

Three customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Is the upgrade to the, adding a 20.3 megapixel sensor, Full HD video”. Ephotozine.com also said “The Samsung NX20 is the update to the and features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, Full HD video recording” in their review. Photoreview.com.au said “Equipped with a 20.3-megapixel sensor, adjustable AMOLED monitor”.

Two owners who bought it thought it had a good ISO range. One customer who bought the Samsung NX20 reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Kit Lens is Adequate.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it did not have a good lens. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX20 “Kit 18 55mm lens drops in sharpness towards the edges” however despite that they rated it 4 stars out of 5. Four years ago Netguide.co.nz wrote “Kit lens is adequate.”. Five years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Quite bulky with the 1855 mm lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people mentioned that it did not have a good autofocus. Itproportal.com said “Poor lowlight focusing”. Five years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Autofocus is too slow in low light” and gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Occasional focusing issues” .

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good image stabiliser. Cnet.com.au said “Image stabilisation not particularly effective on video files”.

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Design

Good Build

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Five years ago Imaging Resource.com wrote “Comfortable, ergonomic camera build that looks”. Techradar said “Good build”. Theverge.com gave it a score of 74 out of 100 and mentioned five years ago “The hard, textured materials are solid and sturdy.” in their review of this digital camera.

Image Quality

Fifteen people thought it was good quality. Digitalcamerareview.com said “Great image quality” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Techradar said in their Samsung NX20 review “Great quality at high ISOs” . Digital Versus wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Picture quality up to 3200 ISO” yet they rated it 60 out of 100.

Very Handy IFn Function

Six owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “DSLR flexibility with PS ease of use”. Digital Versus said five years ago “Very handy iFn function” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Samsung NX20 is a great photographic tool that offers a wealth of features, intuitive handling and excellent image quality, with built-in wi-fi connectivity the icing on the cake”.

Three people who purchased it wrote that it was easy to handle. Netguide.co.nz wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good ISO handling” . Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The NX20's user-friendly design and handling (iFn, viewfinder, swivel screen, etc.) are a” however despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Reviewed.com mentioned “Samsung's NX20 is a sharp, comfortable, all-around excellent camera”.

Two people thought this digital camera had a good interface. Theverge.com mentioned five years ago “Useful interface and controls”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said “The straightforward user interface (with adequate button controls) should please photographers at all levels, although we have never found the iFunction lens control p”.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Easy interface makes adjusting settings a breeze”.

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Design and Feel

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Cnet.co.uk gave the Samsung NX20 a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said on CNET.co.uk “Design and feel” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Digital Versus wrote “Nice design and handling”. Also five years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Samsung NX20 features a DSLR-like design, 3-inch swivelling AMOLED screen, high-res electronic viewfinder, 1080p video recording, built-in wi-fi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. One owner wrote that it was neat. Five years ago Chip.com.my said in their review of this digital camera “Neat features”.

One person who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Scored some gorgeous shots over the past few weeks” .

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung evsamnx20kitb1bdl
Barcodes 00044701016779, 00447010167796, 00616932806124, 08806071899114, 08806071908182, 08806071912431, 08806071994048, 08806071994055, 08806071994062, 08806085006461, 08806085068148

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