By the way, my Samsung NX200 is on FW 1.03 (the newest)
I see the review is using a camera on FW 1.02
Will the difference in FW matters to the review conclusion? (probably not, I think...)
King YONG: Finally NX200 review is out. Being waiting for this everyday. Reasonably fair review too. Agrees with the conclusion. Good ergonomic, good build, good UI, superb resolution, slow RAW write time, very good high ISO noise with RAW but poor noise control with jpeg.
Its a camera of compromise. Shoot RAW to get best image quality but need to be patience with write time. But given how much price has fallen since launch, its becoming good value vs cameras like Sony NEX7/NEX5n/Nikon V1/Pana GX1
Hi Matt, was trying to let u know of the NX200 review!
Got mine for US$799 (thats including 15% New Zealand sales tax) in Xmas 2011. A friend got his 2 weeks ago for US$670, pretty good deal for a 20mp APS-C camera.
starwolfy: Cool, you reviewed the camera! It has been six months since it was released. Now, in short life span like cameras, this product is obviously at the end of its life.This would have been great if you reviewed the camera as soon as it was available and compete it against NEX 5n, as everybody was wondering which one was the best. Instead of that...you played the long wait and now that everybody has a Nex 5N you write the review. I think it is not surprising if Samsung do not sell well...if it is under-hyped even by websites like yours.
Just take how you wote your review...with really subtle small sentences lost in the mass which says the camera is one of the best available. You are not enthousiastic at all...even this camera get your 77% instead of 79% for the Nex 5n. The way you write about this cameras's top advantages sound like small murmurs to make sure nobody see nor hear.
Yes, you are objective in your review, but still under passionate for the camera despite its qualities.
Agrees with the comment regarding the long delay for review to come out and that hurt Samsung's sale.
However, I still believe NEX 5n should score higher. This comes from someone who has a NX200 and hate the Sony's UI.
NEX 5n get better high ISO jpeg (which is important as some may not shoot RAW) and has faster RAW write time. It is also cheaper despite the recent NX200 price drop.
All in all, I think its a fair review but should have been available much earlier!
Finally NX200 review is out. Being waiting for this everyday. Reasonably fair review too. Agrees with the conclusion. Good ergonomic, good build, good UI, superb resolution, slow RAW write time, very good high ISO noise with RAW but poor noise control with jpeg.
Is the Q mount sensor as big as my Panny TZ15 which has a 1/2.33 CCD? If so, I guess the DR/low light IQ will be much inferior to my Samsung NX100. What a waste of time for Pentax..........