Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000 front

Samsung NX2000 summary

Samsung NX2000 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally launched on November of 2013. The camera has got a 20MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.

Samsung launched this camera as a way to update the previous Samsung NX1100 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards brought out the more recent Samsung NX3000 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.

The NX2000 places at #37 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & overall #235 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should use our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized criteria.

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Here is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.

Samsung NX2000 family

The Samsung NX2000 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Samsung-NX500 front thumbnailSamsung NX500
NX2000 vs NX500
28MPAPS-C9.0 fps2015
Samsung-NX3000 front thumbnailSamsung NX3000
NX2000 vs NX3000
20MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
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Samsung-NX2000 front thumbnailSamsung NX200020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX300 front thumbnailSamsung NX300
NX2000 vs NX300
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX1100 front thumbnailSamsung NX1100
NX2000 vs NX1100
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
Samsung-NX300M front thumbnailSamsung NX300M
NX2000 vs NX300M
20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
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Samsung-NX210 front thumbnailSamsung NX210
NX2000 vs NX210
20MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012

Samsung NX2000 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Samsung NX2000 based on features that are normally considered essential in a camera.

comes with touch focus
does have HDMI port
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
lighter than others in class (228g)
manual focus
NFC connection
nice clear screen (1,152 thousand dot)
offers face detection focus
offers tracking autofocus
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
very good ISO range (25,600)
very good minimum ISO (100)
very good size screen (3.7 inches)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have image stabilization
does not have selfie friendly display
has no phase detect auto focus
lack of external mic port
lack of headphone port
lack of Time Lapse function
screen is fixed
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Samsung NX2000 Sensor specs

The sensor measurement on the Samsung NX2000 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor can capture 5472 x 3648 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. RAW photos are supported which means that you have more margin for error.

The image below illustrates the NX2000's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The NX2000 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung NX2000 dimensions

Samsung NX2000 weighs around 0.50 lbs (228g / 8.04 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 119mm x 65mm x 36mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.4"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329g and the Samsung NX2000 is less heavy as compared to its rivals.

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Listed below is a photo of the Samsung NX2000 next to a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its size.

Samsung NX2000 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the NX2000.

Samsung NX2000 topview buttons dials

Samsung NX2000 Lens details

The NX2000 fits the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses that you can buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the NX2000.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Rokinon-35mm-f1.4-Samsung-NX lensRokinon 35mm f1.435mmf/1.4 660g
Samsung-NX-12-24mm-F4-5.6-ED lensSamsung NX 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED19-37mmf/4.0-5.6 208g
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Samyang-35mm-F1.4-AS-UMC-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC35mmf/1.4 660g
Samyang-14mm-F2.8-IF-ED-MC-Aspherical-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical14mmf/2.8 552g
Samsung-NX-20-50mm-F3.5-5.6-ED lensSamsung NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED20-50mmf/3.5-5.6 119g
Samyang-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC-Samsung-NX lensSamyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC135mmf/2830g
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Lensbaby-Velvet-56-Samsung-NX lensLensbaby Velvet 5656mmf/1.6 400g
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Samsung NX2000 Connectivity

The NX2000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases change camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Some apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Samsung NX2000 Video details

The max video quality on the Samsung NX2000 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for quality versus file size but 1080p won't leave you with any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you have absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to have a look at a different camera if you want better sound for your video clips.

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Samsung NX2000 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing in the Samsung NX2000 so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.

Samsung NX2000 Display and Viewfinder

The Samsung NX2000 has got a 3.7 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 1,152 thousand dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to switch focus point as well as adjust settings with your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Samsung NX2000 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really handy for bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Samsung NX2000 Shutter details

Samsung NX2000 continuous shooting speed is 8.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Samsung NX2000 Flash and Hot shoe details

Samsung NX2000 has external flash support but is without integrated flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.

Samsung NX2000 Autofocusing details

Samsung NX2000 has only Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be handy for taking photos of people.

The AF system has got 21 focus points to select from. Samsung NX2000 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Samsung NX2000 has the ability to use manual focusing if required for low light situations or you require more precise focusing control.

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Samsung NX2000 Battery life

The battery pack (BP1130) in the Samsung NX2000 is fashioned to last for 340 pictures as per the CIPA requirements making it about the same as it's rivals. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 has got the maximum (750) battery life for this group of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Samsung NX2000 for varying kinds of photography

The following diagram indicates a summary of the Samsung NX2000 for varying kinds of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Samsung NX2000 Portrait photography information

The Samsung NX2000 has a score of 77 which is very high, and means the camera is a superb option for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the ability to use external lighting.

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has manual focus
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files

Samsung NX2000 Street photography info

Getting a outstanding rating of 77, the Samsung NX2000 is a outstanding fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
lighter than competitors (228 grams)
great high ISO (25,600)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization

Samsung NX2000 Sports photography information

A very good sports photography points total of 61 suggests the Samsung NX2000 is a good pick for photographing sports. A camera must have good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Samsung NX2000

Portability is really critical when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Samsung NX2000 gets a nice 72 as a travel camera which is a good fit to take with you on your travels.

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lighter than others (228 grams)
has focus by touch
good MP (20 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display

Samsung NX2000 Landscape photography features

For those who are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung NX2000 with it's above average score of 72 for a landscape camera is a very decent choice in the current marketplace.

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manual focus
swap lenses (Samsung NX mount)
lovely big screen (3.7 inches)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
lack of Time Lapse mode

Samsung NX2000 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Samsung NX2000 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 35.

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touchscreen capability
offers face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (228 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing mic jack

Samsung NX2000 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the NX2000, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The chart down below will give you an overview of the NX2000 vs it's top scoring competitors listed previously.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may regard as alternate options. To check out a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Samsung NX2000
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
5472 x 3648
RAW format
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Samsung NX
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3.7 inches
Resolution of display
1,152 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Display technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
228g (0.50 pounds)
Physical dimensions
119 x 65 x 36mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.4")
Battery life
340 pictures
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Time lapse feature
Storage media
MicroSD/ MicroSDHC/ MicroSDXC
Storage slots
Retail price