We’ve been talking a lot about these new mirrorless interchangeable lens system cameras from Sony, Olmypus, and Panasonic but we can’t forget that Samsung, which offers a wide range of compact cameras, also has it’s own mirrorless interchangeable lens camera – the NX200. It’s very similar in nature to camerasÂ likeÂ the Sony NEX-5N and the Olympus E-PL3 but with the standout feature of having a 20.3 megapixel sensor. Like those cameras however, the Samsung features its own lens system, the NX System.
I’ll talk a little about the NX200 here as I have not tested one out but judging by it’s looks, it’s a good cross between a Sony NEX-5N and the Olympus E-PL3. It has a good hand grip like the NEX-5N and is also very similar in size. Like the Olympus E-PL3, it has a hotshoe up top as well as function dial. On the back, it has a very decent number of buttons as well as a more standard 4:3 screen layout. Like both those cameras, Samsung forgoes the built in pop-up flash for aÂ unitÂ that attaches to the hotshoe.
There areÂ actuallyÂ a few standout features thatÂ separateÂ the Samsung NX200 from some of its rivals. For starters, the 20 megapixel sensor is the largest in it’s class and price range. It also features an AMOLED display in the back. As for the lenses, I find it highly interesting that you’re able to change functions like the shutter speed, ISO, exposure, aperture, and other functions byÂ justÂ turning the ring on the lens. Samsung calls this their i-Function 2.0 system and it’s something I’ve never seen anyone else do.
Hopefully we can get our hands on one soon to check out as it really does look like a neat camera with some unique features. In the end though, features don’t mean much if the image quality isn’t any good so hopefully, the image quality is as good as it’s feature set.
The Samsung NX200 retails for $899.99 with an 18-55mm kit lens and is available now for purchase.