Samsung NX210 Review

4.0
July 17, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Image Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm
Effective Pixel Approx 20.3MP
Total Pixel Approx 21.6MP
Color Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter

Lens

Mount Samsung NX
Usable Lens Samsung Lenses

i-Function

I-Effect: i-Scene (depends on Lens), Smart Filter (Vignetting, Minature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, Defog, Halftone Dot) i-Zoom: (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2)

Image Stabilization

Type Lens Shift (Depends on Lens)
Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

Mode LDC On / Off (Depends on Lens)

Dust Reduction

Type Super Sonic Drive

Display

Type AMOLED
Size 3”
Resolution VGA ( 640 x 480 ) 614k dots ( PenTile )
Filed of View Approx 100%
User Display Grid (4types), Histgram, Icons: On / Off, Distance Scale: ft / m / Off, Electronic Level

Focusing

Type Contrast AF
Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF
Focusing point Selection: 1 point ( Free selection )Multi: Normal 15 points, Closeup 35 pointsFace Detection: Max. 10 faces
AF-Assist Lamp Yes

Shutter Speed

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed Auto: 1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual: 1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb ( Limit time: 4min. )

Exposure

Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segmentMetering: Multi, Centre-weighted, SpotMetering range: EV 0 - 18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock CUSTOM Key applicable
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step) AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO3200)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW)
Continuous JPEG: High (8fps) up to 11 shots, Low (3fps) up to 15 shots selectableBurst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 releaseRAW: High (8fps), Low (3fps) selectable up to 8 shots
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW
Self-Timer 2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)
Remote Controller Wired: SR2NX02 (Optional)

Flash

Type External Flash only (Bundle with SEF8A)
Mode Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Guide Number 8 (at ISO 100) (SEF8A)
Angle of View Coverage 28mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm) (SEF8A)
Sync. Speed Less than 1/180sec.
Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
External Flash Samsung External Flash available (SEF42A, SEF220A: Optional)
Synchro (Flash attachment) Hot Shoe

White Balance

Mode Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)
Micro Adjustment Each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis

Dynamic Range Expansion

OFF / Smart Range

Picture Wizard

Mode Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1 ~ 3)
Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Colour

Shooting

Mode SmartAuto (2.0), Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Lens Priority, Magic, Scene, Movie, Wi-Fi
Scene Mode Panorama (Live, 3D), Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo
Sound Picture JPEG OnlySound Recording Time ( Before and after shooting each 5sec or 10sec )
Image Size JPEG (3:2): 20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode onlyJPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024)RAW: 20M (5472 x 3648)
Quality Super fine , Fine, Normal
RAW Format SRW
Color Space SRGB, Adobe RGB
Smart Filter Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative, Selective Colour (4 Colour Modes)
Magic Frame Old Album, Old Film, Wave, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Wall Art, Holiday, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper

Image Play

Type Single image, Thumbnails (3 / 15 / 40 images), Slide show, Movie
Smart Filter Miniature, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2,, Halftone Dots, Sketch, Fish-Eye, De-fog, Negative JPEG (3:2): 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 5M (2736 x 1824), 2M (1728 x 1152) JPEG (16:9): 6.2M (3328 x 1872), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1): 6M (2448 x 2448), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024)
Editing Smart Filter, Red-eye fix, Backlight., Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Vignetting

Movie Clip

Format MP4 (H.264)
Compression Movie: H.264 , Sound: AAC
Mode Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Recording With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time: 25 minutes)
Frame Rate 30fps, 24fps (1920 x 810 Only)
Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing (Default: 1920 x 1080)
Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Sound Stereo Sound
Smart Filter Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative
Multi-Motion Recording x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
Quality High Quality , Normal

Storage

Media SD, SDHC, SDXC (SDXC guarantee up to 128GB)
File Format RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Capacity (2GB) 20M: RAW 5320M (3:2): Super Fine 186, Fine 364, Normal 53510.1M (3:2): Super Fine 378, Fine 724, Normal 10435.9M (3:2): Super Fine 626, Fine 1168, Normal 16422M (3:2): Super Fine 1627, Fine 2742, Normal 3553Burst (5M): Super Fine 731, Fine 1349, Normal 187816.9M (16:9): Super Fine 230, Fine 448, Normal 6557.8M (16:9): Super Fine 485, Fine 919, Normal 13104.9M (16:9): Super Fine 747, Fine 1376, Normal 19122.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1573, Fine 2666, Normal 346813.3M (1:1): Super Fine 289, Fine 560, Normal 8147M (1:1): Super Fine 536, Fine 1010, Normal 14324M (1:1): Super Fine 893, Fine 1621, Normal 22241.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2645, Fine 4057, Normal 4936 Movie: 1920 x 1080 30p: High Quality 17m 35s, Normal 21m 56s 1920 x 810 24p: High Quality 19m 00s, Normal 23m 43s 1280 x 720 30p: High Quality 29m 10s, Normal 36m 20s 640 x 480 30p: High Quality 73m 26s, Normal 91m 00s 320 x 240 30p: High Quality 236m 16s, Normal 287m 12s (1)

Languages

17 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese)

Direct Print System

PictBridge PictBridge

GPS

Type Geo-tagging w / Optional GPS Module (WGS84)
Function -Location Name (OSD) (English and Korean only) -Google Map Link (with intelli-Studio)

Interface

Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable)HDMI 1.4a: (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P)
External Release Yes

Power

Power Source Type Rechargeable battery: BP1030 (1030mAh) Charger: BC1030
Battery 165min / 320shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 116.5 x 62.5 x 36.6mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 222.2g (without battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 - 85%

S/W and PC OS

Bundle PC S/W Intelli-studio 3.0, Samsung RAW Converter 4, PC Auto BackUp, Adobe Reader

Wireless

Wireless Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n support . Mobile Link . Remote Viewfinder . Social Sharing . Email . Cloud . Auto Backup . TV Link . Wi-Fi Direct

System Requirement

Windows General PC with processor better than Intel Pentium III 500MHz (Intel Pentium 800MHz or higher recommended)Windows XP / Vista / 7Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended)250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended)USB portCD-ROM drive1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor(24-bit colour display recommended)Microsoft Direct X 9.0c or later
  Intelli-Studio 3.0 Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz or higher / AMD AthlonTM X2 Dual-Core 2.2GHz or higherMinimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended)250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended)1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024 pixcels, 32-bit colour display recommended)USB 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or laternVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher# 64-bit editions of Windows XP / Vista / and 7 are not supported
  Samsung RAW Converter 4 Windows XP / Vista / 7Intel Pentium, AMD Athlon Processor (Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or later recommended) 1GB or more RAM recommendedMinimum 100MB of available hard disk space1024 x 768 pixels, Full Colour (24-bit or higher) colour display compatible monitor
Macintosh General Power Mac G3 or laterMac OS 10.4 or later Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk spaceUSB portCD-ROM drive
  Samsung RAW Converter 4 Mac OS X v10.6 / v10.5 / v10.4Power PC / Intel Processor-based or compatible computer (Core 2 Quad or later recommended) 1GB or more RAM recommendedMinimum 100MB of available hard disk space1024 x 768 pixels, 24-bit colour display compatible monitor

Usage note

  • (1) These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.

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