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

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Samsung NX200 review


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Shooting at -1.6EV allowed me to retain the detail in the sky, while in software there was plenty of detail that could be recovered from the shadows, even from the JPEG

The 221-segment metering system gives an even exposure under most conditions, although highlights are often sacrificed in scenes with a wider tonal range. An exposure compensation of -1EV allows for these to be retained. Despite the often bold images, it seems contrast has been added to the midtones rather than the shadows, as the blacks often have room to be darkened further. This method appears to provide more room for adjustment as a greater portion of the image data is held in the brighter tones. The smart range setting in the quick menu meters for highlights and shadows to avoid losing either.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. White Balance and Colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, Live View and Video
  10. 10. Our Verdict
  11. 11. The Competition
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