Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200 front

Samsung NX200 overview

Samsung NX200 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally announced on February of 2012. It comes with a 20 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5472 x 3648.

Samsung brought out this camera in order to upgrade the previous Samsung NX100 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards introduced the newer Samsung NX210 (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this model.

The NX200 is ranked #65 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #319 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can use our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized criteria.

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The following is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Samsung NX200 family

The Samsung NX200 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all past and newer models along with key features.

Samsung NX200 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung NX200 based on features which are typically seen as crucial in a camera.

comes with HDMI out
exports RAW files
good sensor size (APS-C)
great min ISO (100)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes face detect focusing
lighter than others (223g)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
screen size is good (3 inches)
switch lenses (Samsung NX mount)
you can focus manually
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
missing headphone support
missing microphone support
missing Timelapse function
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (614 thousand dots)
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Samsung NX200 Sensor specifications

The sensor specification in the Samsung NX200 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 20 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW format is saved so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the NX200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The NX200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung NX200 dimensions

Samsung NX200 weighs around 0.49 pounds (223 grams / 7.87 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 117mm x 63mm x 36mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 grams so the Samsung NX200 is lighter compared with its rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Samsung NX200 with a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.

Samsung NX200 dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button layout on the NX200.

Samsung NX200 topview buttons dials

Samsung NX200 Lens specifications

The NX200 uses the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the NX200.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samsung-NX-20-50mm-F3.5-5.6-ED lensSamsung NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED20-50mmf/3.5-5.6 119g
Rokinon-85mm-F1.4-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 85mm F1.485mmf/1.4 539g
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Samyang-24mm-f1.4-ED-AS-UMC-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 24mm f1.4 ED AS UMC24mmf/1.4 580g
Samyang-20mm-F1.8-ED-AS-UMC-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC20mmf/1.8497g
Samsung-NX-20mm-F2.8-Pancake lensSamsung NX 20mm F2.8 Pancake20mmf/2.8 89g
Samsung-NX-45mm-F1.8-2D3D lensSamsung NX 45mm F1.8 2D3D45mmf/1.8 115g
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Samyang-8mm-F3.5-Aspherical-IF-MC-Fisheye-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye8mmf/3.5 443g
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Samsung NX200 Connectivity

The NX200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and at times change settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Some applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Samsung NX200 Video specifications

The highest video resolution in the Samsung NX200 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality vs file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The camera doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port so you have got no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to order an alternative model in case you require better audio in your video clips.

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Samsung NX200 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing for the Samsung NX200 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

Samsung NX200 Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung NX200 comes with a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 614 thousand dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder details regarding Samsung NX200 are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are particularly helpful.

Samsung NX200 Shutter specifications

Samsung NX200 continuous shooting rate is 7.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Samsung NX200 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Samsung NX200 includes external flash ability but with no in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/180 sec.

Samsung NX200 Autofocus specifications

Samsung NX200 includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is useful for people photography.

The Sensor comes with 15 focus points to choose from. Samsung NX200 has got manual focus when required in low light or you need more exact focus control.

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Samsung NX200 Battery life

The battery power (BC1030) for the Samsung NX200 is made to last for 330 clicks as per the CIPA benchmarks which is on par with its rivals. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 features the highest (750) battery life in this range of cameras.

Following is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the highest battery life:

Samsung NX200 for specific categories of photography

The following graph presents a overview of the Samsung NX200 for specific categories of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Samsung NX200 Portrait photography features

The Samsung NX200 gets a score of 77 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a terrific option to use for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW files

Samsung NX200 Street photography features

Coming in at a nice score of 73, the Samsung NX200 is a very decent pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than others (223 grams)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization

Samsung NX200 as a Sports photography camera

A modest sports photography points tally of 56 indicates the Samsung NX200 is fairly acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus

Samsung NX200 Travel photography highlights

Portability is extremely critical when buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung NX200 gets a very good 68 as a travel camera which is a good choice to take with you on your travels.

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lighter than competitors in class (223g)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
does not have Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly

Landscape photography with Samsung NX200

If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung NX200 and it's nice rating of 71 for a landscape camera is a respectable choice amongst it's competitors.

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you can focus manually
swap lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
decent megapixels (20MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
no Time Lapse mode

Samsung NX200 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Samsung NX200 is not really good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 34.

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supports face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (223g)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no external mic socket

Samsung NX200 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the NX200, below is a number of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The chart listed below will give you a summary of the NX200 versus it's top scored competitors suggested previously.

These are some more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Samsung NX200
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
5472 x 3648
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Samsung NX
Total lenses
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
Display resolution
614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Display tech
Active Matrix OLED screen
Viewfinder Information
Electronic (optional)
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/180 seconds
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
223 gr (0.49 lb)
117 x 63 x 36mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4")
Battery life
330 pictures
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Card slots
Cost at launch