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
White balance and colour
Image: Although there is a hint of noise here, a large amount of shadow detail can be recovered
I was particularly impressed with the colours produced by the Samsung NX210. With the company’s background in the more consumer side of the market, the images were bright and vivid, but not garish.
Of course, different colour settings are available, each of which can be adjusted. There are also a few preset image effects that I occasionally used when shooting JPEGs. The vignette effect, which adds a vignette and slightly increases the contrast, produces a nice result for slightly flat landscape scenes. It also works well when shooting candid portraits. The retro style is also nice, but it should not be overused, as it adds a slight amber hue and a lower contrast to reproduce the effect of an ageing photograph from the 1970s.
With any of these effects I would recommend shooting raw and JPEG images simultaneously, so the original raw file is still available for editing.
Alongside these settings is the usual range of in-camera effects, such as miniature/tilt-shift effect and even a black & white vintage mode that adds scratches and dust marks to images. These modes have an added benefit with the built-in Wi-Fi, as the adjusted images can be directly uploaded from the camera to a website.