Samsung NX210 review

July 21, 2012

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Samsung NX210

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Samsung’s new NX210 takes the 20.3-million-pixel sensor and high specification of the NX200 and adds the key new feature of Wi-Fi


Samsung NX210 at a glance:

  • 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized, CMOS sensor
  • 3in, 614,000-dot AMOLED screen
  • ISO 100-12,800
  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • 8fps continuous shooting mode
  • Street price around £749 with 18-55mm kit lens

It may have been only late last year that Samsung launched the NX200, but with technology changing so fast the company has already released its successor, the NX210. The vast majority of the new camera’s specifications are the same as the NX200, including the high-resolution, 20.3-million-pixel sensor, which is also found in the NX1000 and NX20.

Essentially, the new Samsung NX210 is an attempt to take a camera that we described as ‘proof that compact system cameras should be taken seriously as alternatives to DSLRs’ and introduce a key new feature – Wi-Fi integration. This is a feature that Samsung is currently introducing throughout its digital camera line-up.

When we reviewed the Samsung NX200, it scored an impressive 84%, so it will be interesting to see just how much the addition of wireless technology – and other new features – brings to the NX210.

  • External mic: No
  • Video: 1080p HD, 30fps, MOV (H.264)
  • Dioptre Adjustment: N/A
  • White Balance: Auto, 7 presets, custom and manual, with fine-tuning
  • Built-in Flash: No, but a hotshoe-mounted GN 8m @ ISO 100 included
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Shutter Type: Focal-plane shutter
  • Viewfinder Type: N/A
  • Output Size: 5472 x 3648 pixels
  • LCD: 3in, 614,000-dot AMOLED
  • Field of View: 100% coverage
  • AF Points: Single-point, 15 multi-point (35 close-up), face detection
  • White Balance Bracket: Yes
  • Sensor: 20.3-million-effective-pixel CMOS
  • Exposure Modes: PASM, lens priority, smart auto, panoramic, video, 14 scene modes, 10 smart filters, 13 magic frames
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.5x
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/200sec
  • Weight: 222.2g (without battery and memory card)
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/4000sec, plus bulb (max 4mins)
  • Power: Rechargeable BP1030 Li-Ion
  • File Format: JPEG, SRW (raw), MOV
  • Drive Mode: 8fps
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Exposure Comp: ±3EV
  • RRP: Around £750 (with 18-55mm lens)
  • Lens Mount: Samsung NX
  • ISO: 100-12,800
  • Focusing Modes: Single, continuous, manual
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Dimensions: 116.5 x 62.5 x 36.6mm
  • Metering System: 221-block segment TTL metering, with multi, centreweighted and spot
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Compression: 3-stage JPEG, 1-stage raw
  • Tested as: Enthusiast CSC

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