Samsung NX2000 Review

July 25, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |


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


Usable Lens Samsung Lenses
Mount Samsung NX Mount

Image Stabilisation

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

Distortion Correct

Mode LDC On / Off (Depends on Lens)


i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0)

Dust Reduction

Type Super Sonic Drive


Type TFT-LCD with Touch Panel (C-type Touch Control Enabled)
Size 93.8mm (3.7")
Resolution WVGA ( 800x480 ) 1152k dots
Filed of View Approx 100%
User Display Grid (4types), Histogram, Icons: On / Off, Distance Scale: ft / m / Off


Type Contrast AF
Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
Focusing point Selection: 1point (Free selection) Multi: Normal 21points, Closeup 35points Face Detection: Max. 10 faces Object Tracking AF
AF-Assist Lamp Yes

Shutter Speed

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


Metering System TTL 221 (17x13) Block segment Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, SpotMetering range: EV 0 - 18 (ISO 100 - 30mm, F2)
Compensation ± 3 EV (1/3 EV Step)
AE Lock AEL Touch Button
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100 ~ 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step) * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 3200)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW)
Continuous JPEG: High (8fps), Normal (5fps) selectable Burst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release RAW: High (8fps), Normal (5fps) selectable
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (± 3 EV) / WB / PW
Self-Timer 2 - 30 sec (1 sec Step)
Remote Controller SR2NX02 (via Micro USB port) (Optional)


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)
Sync. Speed Less than 1/180 sec
Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
External Flash Samsung External Flash available
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+ / HDR

Picture Wizard

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


Mode Auto, Smart, Expert (Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual), Custom, Wi-Fi
Smart mode Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face
Smart Filter Vignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours)
Image Size JPEG (3:2):20M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984), 2M (1728x1152), 5M (2736x1824): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9):16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080) JPEG (1:1):13.3M (3648x3648), 7M (2640x2640), 4M (2000x2000), 1.1M (1024x1024) RAW: 20M (5472x3648)* 3D using 45mm 2D / 3D Image Size : JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688x1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920x1080)
Quality Super fine , Fine, Normal
RAW Format SRW (ver.2.0.0)
Color Space sRGB / Adobe RGB

Image Play

Type Movie / Single Image / Slide Show / Thumbnails (3 / 9 / 20 Images)
Editing Back Light Comp. / Face Retouch / Photo Style Selector / Red Eye Fix / Resize / Rotate
Smart Filter Miniature / Fish-Eye / De-fog / Halftone Dots / Soft Focus, JPEG (3:2): 6M (3008x2000) / 2M (1920x1280) / VGA (640x424), JPEG (16:9): 5M (3008x1688) / 2M (1920x1080) / VGA (640x360),JPEG (1:1): 4M (2000x2000) / 1.6M (1280x1280) / VGA (480x480)

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: 29 minutes 59 seconds)
Smart Filter Vignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours) (1920x1080, 1920x810, 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240 )
Image Size 1920x1080, 1920x810, 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240 for Sharing (Default: 1920x1080) (* 1920x1080 only with 3D lens)
Frame Rate 30fps, 24fps (1920x810 Only) (* 3D Lens 30fps Only)
Multi-Motion Recording x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x1, x5, x10, x20
Quality High Quality , Normal
Sound Stereo Sound
Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming


Media MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, UHS-1 MicroSD Support
File Format RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), MPO (3D), MP4 (Movie), DCF, DPOF 1.1
Capacity (2GB) 20M: RAW 3920M (3:2): Super Fine 130, Fine 163, Normal 21710.1M (3:2): Super Fine 277, Fine 356, Normal 5055.9M (3:2): Super Fine 471, Fine 570, Normal 7272M (3:2): Super Fine 1053, Fine 1426, Normal 1941 Burst (5M): Super Fine 430, Fine 514, Normal 63816.9M (16:9): Super Fine 153, Fine 190, Normal 2517.8M (16:9): Super Fine 346, Fine 417, Normal 5684.9M (16:9): Super Fine 512, Fine 670, Normal 8962.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1015, Fine 1349, Normal 170013.3M (1:1): Super Fine 217, Fine 227, Normal 2847M (1:1): Super Fine 336, Fine 465, Normal 5924M (1:1): Super Fine 559, Fine 752, Normal 12031.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2149, Fine 2471, Normal 2819Movie: 1920x1080 30p: High Quality 17m 21s, Normal 21m 44s 1920x810 24p: High Quality 21m 11s, Normal 26m 31s 1280x720 60p: High Quality 16m 33s, Normal 20m 42s 1280x720 30p: High Quality 28m 38s, Normal 35m 53s 640x480 30p: High Quality 70m 48s, Normal 88m 58s 320x240 30p: High Quality 213m 41s, Normal 271m 09s * These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.*


29 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian,Serbian, Croatian)


Type Geo-tagging w / Optional GPS Module (WGS84)
Function -Location Name(OSD) (English and Korean only)




Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable) HDMI (1.4a)
External Release Yes
DC Power Input Connector DC 5V, 1A via Micro USB port


Power Source Type Rechargeable battery: BP1130 (1130mAh)
Battery 170 min / 340 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 119 x 64.5 x 35.7 (21.9) mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 228 g (without battery)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 - 85%

S/W and PC OS

Bundle PC S/W Adobe Lightroom, iLauncher


Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n support (Smart Camera 2.0) . AutoShare . SNS & Cloud (Microsoft Sky Drive Cloud) . Email . Auto Backup . Remote Viewfinder (Touch AF Video Quality - QVGA ↔ VGA) . Mobile Link . Wi-Fi Direct (playback) . Samsung Link (TV Link, Samsung Cloud)

System Requirement

Windows iLauncher PC with processor better than Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Phenom 2.4GHz or higher Minimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended) Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / Ati X1600 series or later 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280x1024, 32-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Macintosh iLauncher Mac OS 10.5 or higher (except PowerPC) Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended) Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive