Samsung NX200 Review

November 29, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |


Image Sensor

Sensor Type APS-C CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm
Effective Pixel Approx 20.3MP
Color Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter


Mount Samsung NX
Usable Lens Samsung Lenses


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, 2.0)

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


Size 3.0"
Resolution VGA (640 x 480) 614k dots (PenTile)
Filed of View Approx 100%
User Display Grid (4 types), Histgram, Icons: On / Off, Distance Scale: ft / m / Off


Type Contrast AF
Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF
Focusing point Selection: 1point (Free selection) Multi: Normal 15points, Closeup 35pointsFace 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.)


Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segmentMetering: Multi, Center-weighted, SpotMetering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock Shutter Button half press
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step)* AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Less than ISO3200)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW)
Continuous JPEG: High (7fps) up to 11 shots, Low (3fps) up to 15 shots selectableBurst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release RAW : High (7fps), Low (3fps) selectable up to 8 shots
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (max ±3EV), WB, PW
Self-Timer 2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)


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, SEF20A, SEF15A: 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

Smart Range On / Off

Picture Wizard

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


Mode SmartAuto 2.0, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Lens Priority, Magic, Panorama, Scene, Movie
Scene Mode 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):20.0M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2.0M (1728 x 1152), 5.0M (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), 7.0M (2640 x 2640), 4.0M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW : 20.0M (5472 x 3648)
Quality Super fine, Fine, Normal
RAW Format SRW
Color Space SRGB, Adobe RGB
Magic Frame (Magic Mode) Old Album, Old Film, Wave, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Wall Art, Holiday, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper
Smart Filter (Magic Mode) Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative

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), 5.0M (2736 x 1824), 2.0M (1728 x 1152) JPEG (16:9) : 6.2M (3328 x 1872), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1) : 6.0M (2448 x 2448), 4.0M (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 60fps (1280 x 720 Only), 30fps
Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (Default: 1920 x 1080)
Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Sound Stereo
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


Media SD, SDHC, SDXC (guarantee up to 128GB)
File Format RAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Capacity (1GB) 20M: RAW 1720M (3:2) : Super Fine 94, Fine 185, Normal 27210.1M (3:2) : Super Fine 192, Fine 368, Normal 5305.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 318, Fine 593, Normal 8342M (3:2) : Super Fine 827, Fine 1393, Normal 1806Burst (5.0M) : Super Fine 371, Fine 685, Normal 95416.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 116, Fine 227, Normal 3337.8M (16:9) : Super Fine 246, Fine 467, Normal 6654.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 379, Fine 699, Normal 9722.1M (16:9) : Super Fine 799, Fine 1354, Normal 176213.3M (1:1) : Super Fine 147, Fine 284, Normal 4137M (1:1) : Super Fine 272, Fine 513, Normal 7284M (1:1) : Super Fine 454, Fine 823, Normal 11301.1M (1:1) : Super Fine 1344, Fine 2062, Normal 2508Movie : 1920 x 1080 30p : High Quality 8m 54s, Normal 10m 16s 1280 x 720 60p : High Quality 8m 21s, Normal 9m 32s 1280 x 720 30p : High Quality 14m 47s, Normal 16m 37s 640 x 480 30p : High Quality 37m 16s, Normal 43m 14s 320 x 240 30p : High Quality 119m 57s, Normal 145m 49s? These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.


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


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


Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable) HDMI 1.4a (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P)


Power Source Type Rechargeable battery : BP1030B (1030mAh) Charger: BC1030
Battery 160min / 320shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 116.5 x 62.5 x 36.6mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 220.4g (without battery and memroy 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, Adobe Reader

System Requirement

Windows General PC with processor better than Intel Pentium III 500MHz (Intel Pentium 800MHz or higher recommended) Windows XP / Vista / 7 Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) 250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended) USB portCD-ROM drive 1024 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 / 7 Intel Core 2 DuoTM 1.66GHz or higher / AMD Athlon 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 (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 / 7 Intel Pentium, AMD Athlon Processor(Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or later recommended)* Multi-core processor ready (Intel Core i7, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, AMD Phenom II X4, Phenom X4, etc.) 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 space 1024 x 768 pixels, 24-bit colour display compatible monitor