- 20MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 222g - 117 x 63 x 37mm
- Introduced August 2012
- Superseded the Samsung NX200
- Refreshed by Samsung NX300
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX210 summary
Samsung NX210 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first introduced on August of 2012. The camera comes with a 20MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Samsung introduced this camera to update the previous Samsung NX200 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently released the newer Samsung NX300 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to replace this model.
The NX210 is placed #63 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and over all #312 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personal factors.
Below is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Samsung NX210 family
The Samsung NX210 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.
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Samsung NX210 Gallery
You can view the NX210 from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung NX210 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung NX210 based on features which are oftentimes considered useful in a camera.
Samsung NX210 Sensor specs
The dimension of the sensor on the Samsung NX210 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor can capture 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW files are saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the NX210's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The NX210 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung NX210 dimensions
Samsung NX210 weighs about 0.49 lb (222 gr or 7.83 oz) and features outer proportions of 117mm x 63mm x 37mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Samsung NX210 is less heavy compared to other competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Underneath is a image of the Samsung NX210 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the NX210.
Samsung NX210 Lens details
The NX210 uses the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses to pick from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the NX210.
Samsung NX210 Connectivity
The NX210 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Samsung NX210 Video details
The max video quality on the Samsung NX210 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance between quality and file size but 1080p is not going to give you much room to crop. The body does not have a mic or headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to find another model in case you need good audio in your video clips.
Samsung NX210 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Samsung NX210 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Samsung NX210 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX210 comes with a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 614k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details regarding Samsung NX210 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be rather helpful.
Samsung NX210 Shutter details
Samsung NX210 continuous shooting rate is 8.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Samsung NX210 Flash and Hot shoe details
Samsung NX210 boasts external flash support but is lacking built in flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/180 seconds.
Samsung NX210 Autofocus details
Samsung NX210 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it useful for people photography.
The AF system comes with 15 focus points to pick from. Samsung NX210 has got manual focus when required during low light conditions or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Samsung NX210 Battery life
The battery pack (BC1030) in the Samsung NX210 is built to last for 330 shutters based on the CIPA standards which is similar to its competitors. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini offers the maximum (650) battery life within this type of cameras.
Here is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Samsung NX210 for specific types of photography
The following diagram gives a summary of the Samsung NX210 for specific types of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung NX210 Portrait photography factors
The Samsung NX210 gets a points total of 77 which is fantastic, meaning that it is a wonderful option for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Samsung NX210
With a nice points total of 73, the Samsung NX210 is a fine pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung NX210 Sports photography information
A moderate sports photography points total of 56 suggests the Samsung NX210 is somewhat adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung NX210 Travel photography details
Weight is extremely important when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Samsung NX210 gets a above average 68 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to purchase for your journeys.
Samsung NX210 Landscape photography features
In case you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung NX210 and it's nice score of 71 as a landscape camera is a respectable fit amongst its competition.
Samsung NX210 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a moving display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung NX210 is not really good for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 34.
Samsung NX210 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the NX210, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart down below provides you a summary of the NX210 versus it's highest scored competitors mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.