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Just posted: Hands-on video of the Samsung NX200

By dpreview staff on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:42 GMT

Just Posted: Samsung NX200 hands-on video. We've written a full preview of the NX200 but there are times when it's easier to show than tell. With that in mind, here's our first hands-on video, which we hope will add a new dimension to our coverage. These won't replace our written content but will, we hope, add something extra. Let us know what you think.

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wutsurstyle
By wutsurstyle (Sep 3, 2011)

This was a very basic video hands-on...nothing a few pictures of the control screen and a small description can't do. Some ideas to spruce it up may be: shutter lag response, video and sound quality, continuous shooting and autofocus performance, liveview (for dslr), and menu/playback operation. Looking forward to great hands-on videos from you guys.

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Cani
By Cani (Sep 3, 2011)

I think it's cool! Just the perfect (i.e., concise and sober) presentation that could lure me to reading the complete review of the camera even though I originally had no interest in it.

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LorG
By LorG (Sep 3, 2011)

I totally agree with Tiz. I don't really see the point with this video.
Why don't you show the AF speed; Size/handling...

Have a look at Camera Labs website, They now how to do it.

But anyway, good idea.

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Tiz
By Tiz (Sep 3, 2011)

The video is JUST average ; )

Seriously, it's a good idea to also post videos. However, you should mainly use the videos to show things that can be difficult to describe. For example:

1. AF speed comparison (maybe "slow" is fast enough for some people?)
2. Quirky interface? How long does it really take to adjust settings?
3. Display. How does it look in bright sunlight?
4. Size/handling comparisons
5. Does the small ILC fit into baggy pants?
6. Attachment of flash/EVF. How secure is the lock etc?

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coastalbloke
By coastalbloke (Sep 3, 2011)

I'd agree with taxman75. I'd like to see thoroughly professional reviews of new products done with skills and panache. I can't bear waiting for amateurs to find the right button or correct a mistake or blurt their way through a commentary. Really nice simple commentary on this video. Perhaps you could write the review and then voice-over the review on the video to demonstrate the features referred to in the written review. Tranced made some good comments too. Looking forward to seeing more video reviews.

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tranced
By tranced (Sep 3, 2011)

Showing hands-on usage of the camera and configuration is intrinsically better with video.

We are somehow gaining the feeling of experience just by watching. It involves us more. Tactility is also able to be shown. Half the experience of using the camera in one video.

I think this is due largely in part to the neutral backdrop and even lighting.
You should exaggerate or increase the volume of the handler as he manipulates the camera. Let us hear the "click" of the lens as it locks into the body, or the mush of a poor rubberized button.

The narrators voice is great. Clean, sharp, and the accent works.
Comfortably fitting for any tech related review.

I'm not a fan of the intro animation. The angles do nothing for me. However, the sweeping fade transition from title to the camera scene is great.

An idea for the handling of the camera is perhaps a PoV-style where left and right hands appear to protrude from behind the recording camera which would decrease blocking our view.

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terryoregon
By terryoregon (Sep 3, 2011)

If you could get Amazon to buy cnet, you could almost own the market on these video reviews.

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mark1000
By mark1000 (Sep 3, 2011)

Excellent addition to the previews guys, i would love to see more in depth video's in the reviews section if you have the time to do it, not that i'd want you to take anything away from the written previews/reviews.

Mark.

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Nate21
By Nate21 (Sep 3, 2011)

i hope all future models get the same treatment gives photographer what to expect and it helps give some details about the cameras unfortunately cnet does a very horrible job at this.

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Slinky I
By Slinky I (Sep 3, 2011)

It's one thing to say that a camera does or doesn't do something but it's another to actually see the feature real time. Great addition to your reviews.
Does the NX 200 actually show the filters and special simulations in the movie mode? Does B&W show up on the screen during movie mode? Can we see an example please?

Thanks-

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stewf
By stewf (Sep 3, 2011)

Love it. Video adds quite a bit to your preview and shows a camera's physical size and form better than photographs/text can do. I like the straightforward style of the presentation and narration. Only misstep: the intro/outro music and animation is a little corny and seems an odd fit for DP's brand.

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Desert Cruiser
By Desert Cruiser (Sep 3, 2011)

Nice on full screen mode. Great idea.

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Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (Sep 3, 2011)

I would love it if dpreview did full video reviews as well as written reviews. I think it is about time.

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taxman75
By taxman75 (Sep 3, 2011)

Because no one else on the web is doing a reliable job of this. There's really an opportunity to own this segment. Otherwise right now it's a combination of kids first unboxing videos with chance details plus "professional" sites who think we want to be walked through the "fun filters" menu. Save us, DP!

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jkrumm
By jkrumm (Sep 3, 2011)

Excellent use of video. It really helps me see how it works. I'd enjoy more of these for all sorts of things if you can keep that quality.

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Color Blotch
By Color Blotch (Sep 3, 2011)

I think it would be pretty nice if most of the 'menus' and 'displays' parts of the reviews were covered as videos. Those are awfully repetitive from review to review when presented in text form and for the most part fail to grip reader's attention. A point on how fast a camera is in actual use can be so much better illustrated with a video as well.

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Sep 3, 2011)

we have plans :)

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Bruce kendall
By Bruce kendall (Sep 3, 2011)

Good idea and a good start

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vaughanB
By vaughanB (Sep 4, 2011)

Probably a decent camera, but its the most blatant rip off of a Sony NEX I can imagine.....cant blame Samsung, its a great concept, but they really have just nicked the design

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chrisd107
By chrisd107 (Sep 4, 2011)

Love it, keep it up!

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chrisd107
By chrisd107 (Sep 4, 2011)

Love it, keep it up!

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