Could a small, mirrorless camera that features a 14.6-million-pixel APS-C-sized sensor give the Micro Four Thirds format a run for its money? We find out

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Samsung NX10

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Samsung NX10 review


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Our verdict

It is always a brave decision to launch a new camera system, but I think that the NX10 and NX system have a bright future. The adoption of an APS-C-sized sensor will appeal to those demanding the quality of a DSLR camera in a compact design.

The three lenses available for the NX10 at its launch should cover most entry-level photographers’ needs, but with Samsung hoping to launch five new lenses this year, the system may also appeal to more experienced photographers used to SLR systems. The compact 20-50mm, 20mm pancake, 60mm macro and 18-200mm superzoom lenses should offer something for everyone, and all these optics and an NX10 should fit into a small shoulder bag.

What I like best about the NX10 is that it’s a lot of fun. It’s small enough to take out when a DSLR might otherwise be too cumbersome. For example, I took it out mountain biking and barely noticed I had it with me, but it is equally capable of being a fantastic little studio camera for portraits or still-life shots.I’m sure other manufacturers will be introducing hybrid cameras with APS-C-size sensors in the coming years, but for now the Samsung has stolen a march on all of them and come up with a real competitor to the Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras.


  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. Resolution, noise and sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, liveview and video
  10. 10. Our verdict
  11. 11. The competition
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