Prognathous: Why would anyone buy a Samsung over competition mirrorless systems? The NX200 is very likely to have inferior IQ compared to Sony (as did all Samsung APS-C cameras to date), it doesn't have the small lens lineup and system maturity of m43, and it doesn't have the forward thinking and superb user interface of Ricoh's GXR. In terms of sales all Samsung NX have been a failure, so why are they still trying?
This if I hear you...what I need to do is: buy a NEX when I need a good Iso sensor + a m43 when I need to change lenses + a ricoh GXR when I need to use buttons? puhahaha.............People buy Samsung because it correspond to their needs: good body with nice UI and plenty enoug button, good enough sensor in RAW (sorry...I am a weird guy who do not need Iso 25600 lol...), and the most "photographer like" lens line up in term of specs and quality.
HowaboutRAW: Not like others haven't made this point about dpreview's sample pics: But how about being clear about if the pictures come from RAW originals?
For example the Samsung NX100--never really reviewed here--can shoot basically noise free at ISO 2500 as long as one uses good extraction software, not the crap shipped with the NX100.
To those here in these comments who keep saying: But it's just a copy of the Sony Nex series: Really now? The Sony Nex series has a bunch of crappy G lenses--bad glass and bad specs, though a good Zeiss lens is about to ship.
Samsung has a few really good lenses for the NX cameras and more are about to ship. The 30mm NX lens is near Leica/Zeiss quality, yes, really. (And no, those who claim that the colour quality of high end Nikon lenses matches Leica or Zeiss have no idea what they're talking about, really.)
The NX100 is already an amazing still camera, albeit with bad RAW extraction software, no reason to believe different about the next in the series.
We got a NEX5n at work and I am working with it. This camera body is just a big joke to work with. Spot metering is just unusable as the area of spoting is just ridiculously big (on NX camera this feature is just as great as anyone would expect it to be). Moreover...there is no AEL button....yeah...I'm starting hating this f***** camera which is impossible to work with under professional situation.U/I is f***** up as hell...I even can't set a timer at less than 10 second lol!!! (yes...I need a timer as I can't put a realease cable expect a wireless one from Sony lol!). Surely it gives me time to go to drink a coffee.
Frankly...this camera is just A PAIN!!! Oh...yes...it looks sexy, it's light...Higher Iso are great??? lol...Man...I shoot Iso100 max with this camera. I hate my manager for buying me such a crap tool.
photo_rb: No viewfinder? Who do they think they are? Hassleblad? Rolleiflex?
Well...NEX7 is 1200$ dollar without a lens. This NX200 is 900$ with a lens. What's your point?
Quentin (UK): Poor Samsung. They introduce a "me too" compact high end camera to compete with Sony's game changing Nex range, and its already outclassed by the upcoming Sony Nex-7.
This is funny. So you assume that NX system is bad because you can't fit M glass on it? lol, the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. You can still fit all Leica R lens...but I guess R lenses are not enough for your snobery right?
Wow!!! Really nice that DPreview ad videos...it is so nice that it feels too short lol
Peiasdf: Is everyone copying SONY now?
Yes and you know what...Toyota copied the arabians because arabians created the wheel in 1500 before J.C
not sure what is the point of showing Iso3200 pics shot handheld at 1/4 sec.
ijustloveshooting: sony nex-3/5/3c/5N blow this cam away in terms of IQ
Yes, show me your final product review please.
ThorKre: High ISO is a shame for APS-C in 2011. They blew their only advantage to mFT, and even want more money for that feat. Sorry, I'll take the much cheaper camera with faster AF, articulated screen and optional EVF.
Firmware version: 0.85Could you wait please? thx
Bob Meyer: I guess there are lots of people who don't understand what they give up without an eye-level viewfinder, but to me this camera has little to recommend it. With lenses, it's still far bigger than the m43 system, and it doesn't seem to offer enough in the way of image quality to justify it. And without even an optional eye level viewfinder, you're stuck taking pictures in what is probably the worst possible way to hold a camera steady.
this was not a problem for all the NEX3/NEX5 crowd...why is it a problem now? because "NX" is written on the body and not "NEX"?
wow it is an amazing picture! Great!