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Superb controls, incredibly sharp photos and innovative Wi-Fi functions – a big leap forward for the NX system

Review Date: 18 Jul 2012

Price when reviewed: £900

Buy it now for: £400
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Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

Basic Specifications

Review Date 18 Jul 2012
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 20.0 megapixels
CCD size 23.5x15.7mm
Viewfinder electronic (1,440,000 pixels)
Viewfinder magnification, coverage 0.68x, 100%
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 614,000 pixels
Articulated screen Yes
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 3.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm
Image stabilisation optical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution 5,472x3,648
File formats JPEG, RAW; MP4 (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/8,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-22 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 12800
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 7 presets with fine tuning, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, colour, noise reduction, smart range, colour space, distortion correct
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 28cm
Auto-focus modes multi, flexible spot, face detect
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, WB bracket, Picture Wiard bracket


Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 360 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, micro HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi
Body material plastic
Lens mount Samsung NX
Focal length multiplier 1.5x
Kit lens model name 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 ED OIS II
Accessories USB and AV cables
Weight 580g
Size 91x123x122mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £900
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