With its 20.3-million-pixel APS-C sensor, Samsung’s slim compact system camera certainly raises the stakes. We find out what the NX200 has to offer advanced photographers
With an initial suggested price of £699 with kit lens, the Samsung NX200 competes against some of the more advanced compact system models. The only CSC to match its resolution, however, is Sony’s 24.3-million-pixel NEX-7, priced £1,150 with lens, but for the extra money it includes a 921,000-dot touchscreen display and built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Below this, resolutions are topped at 16 million pixels, with the less expensive Sony NEX-5N offering a 16.1-million-pixel sensor and 10fps in a slightly slimmer body for £599 with lens.
Olympus’s top model, the E-P3, also costs a little more than the NX200, despite having just a 12-million-pixel four thirds sensor. To its benefit, though, the E-P3 does feature a higher resolution touchscreen display and somewhat basic AF tracking. With these factors considered, the NX200 appears well priced for its specification.