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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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Guy Van Hoecke
By Guy Van Hoecke (Sep 6, 2011)

Since I like to capture unpredicted situations whatsoever, I would like to see how fast the camera is. From starting up to actually having taken the shot.
I always have a compact with me for unprepared situations.
Also how big it is in comparison with eg a known object (hands can have many sizes) and what you need to carry it with you if it isn't pocketable.

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (Sep 6, 2011)

Frankly , i don't believe the video took you a great effort to accomplish it !!!

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marcojffontes
By marcojffontes (Sep 6, 2011)

I agree with BG_CX3_DPREVIEW's comment! I think it would be more productive if you showed us how is the interactivity, the responsiveness of the camera, the time it takes to focus an action scene, the sound of it! Things that you can't get while reading a review/preview. But its a good idea! Looking forward to see what's to come.

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solsang
By solsang (Sep 6, 2011)

was this an samsung advertisement or a preview advertisement? i like getting video reviews, the only useful thing here was the angle of the flash and way to scroll adjust settings;)

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Eurodynamica
By Eurodynamica (Sep 5, 2011)

A great idea in theory, but it comes off more like marketing video than a test report. At that rate, maybe you should be using the manufacturer's video

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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW
By BG_CX3_DPREVIEW (Sep 5, 2011)

nice addition, but the concept now show is not what you expect to see in a video, all tech things you can read in the datasheet, but how the screens work, how fast t gets from shooting to preview, have fast it saves raw etc, scroll thru the menu,s that what i woulike to see, you know, when you go into a photoshop, and pick up a camera, what do you do when you hold it in your hand? Read the specsheet, hell no, dial thru the menus.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Sep 5, 2011)

Great job with the video review. Very well done. Just curious but what camera did you use to film it? Also could you fill the frame a little more with the subject. It would make it easy to see the dials and controls with tighter framing. Keep up the great work.

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Mescalamba
By Mescalamba (Sep 5, 2011)

It needs Kai. :)

Seriously, take a look at Top Gear, then take a look at DigitalRev on Youtube. Then make it bit more serious than both of those and thats what you should do.

Review and hands on can be fun to watch and in same time it can give necessary information.

Not saying that this is wrong, but I can aswell read article, right?

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ostenh
By ostenh (Sep 5, 2011)

I'm one of your readers who don't have English as first language. At least for me, video voice overlays are much harder to follow then written text.

I agree that videos are great for getting a picture of size, handling etc. But the best solution would simply be silent videos concentration on those features that benefits most from video, with just text overlays.

In my opinion this would actually give a more professional impression. I have a feeling one need to devout much work and resources to avoid getting that familiar "amateur-review-on-youtube" feeling creeping into reviews. :)

Just my opinions.

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sergueis
By sergueis (Sep 5, 2011)

Well, photos at ISO 3200 look exactly like TL500 photos at 800 (blotchy), and worse than similar from DSLRs. Samsung has to improve their noise reduction software, that's for sure.

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Pentaboy
By Pentaboy (Sep 5, 2011)

Why jumping on hater bandwagon so soon?
PICS are from "PRE" Production model just wait till they come out with real deal.

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peedub
By peedub (Sep 5, 2011)

great

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spoorthy
By spoorthy (Sep 4, 2011)

i think the speaker could use a little more entuisiasm :)

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Lng0004
By Lng0004 (Sep 4, 2011)

Gotta love these NE... I mean NX cameras.

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win39
By win39 (Sep 4, 2011)

Terrific. Video is so much better for showing the handling of the camera. That bit could be expanded for me.

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Autoxave
By Autoxave (Sep 4, 2011)

A very nice supplement to the written review. The sound quality could be better.

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franzel
By franzel (Sep 4, 2011)

Just me, but I never watch video reviews .

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Bostom
By Bostom (Sep 8, 2011)

What, did you click here and shut your eyes and then typed this?

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Mustafa
By Mustafa (Sep 4, 2011)

The voice is not good. It drops at the end of each sentence, giving a stilted feel. Some voice training required, or hire a professional.

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Tord S Eriksson
By Tord S Eriksson (Sep 4, 2011)

Great idea of using a short video to show some of the basics!

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ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Sep 4, 2011)

I find the video preview a good idea - it conveys a better idea of what the camera is like to hold and use.

Only Samsung would put their logo on a place no-one will ever see when you use the camera. Makes me think they are not too confident about this one.

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Stefan Carey
By Stefan Carey (Sep 4, 2011)

I think they answered quite a few question simply showing us how it works, a good job. Saves one having to go to YouTube as well.

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policeman0077
By policeman0077 (Sep 4, 2011)

low voice? my sound card problem?

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MarcusGR
By MarcusGR (Sep 4, 2011)

No, not a problem with your sound card. But - after all - they say this is a video... so, I surmise, no Audio should be automatically expected, after all .... :-)

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starwolfy
By starwolfy (Sep 4, 2011)

Wow!!! Really nice that DPreview ad videos...it is so nice that it feels too short lol

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Dazed and Confused
By Dazed and Confused (Sep 3, 2011)

I think it would work better with less 'hands'. Currently it's just one take. For example at 0:24 and 0:48 you turn the camera around, or at 1:12 point at the mics. A simple cut to the new position or zoomed shot would work better. (Keep some hands though, as they're great for scale and menus.)

A turntable spin of the camera at the start would be good too.

I'm not a fan of your slightly 'trying too hard' intro with the jaunty angles and generic beat music. It looks dated already. But's that probably a more personal thing.

Man I sound negative! I really like the video in general - it just feels more amateur than the rest of the site.

Keep up the good work.

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MrPheasant
By MrPheasant (Sep 3, 2011)

I like this. Very helpful. Making it longer and more detailed would help only to a point. I look forward to the usual, great, DPReview!

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FRANCISCO ARAGAO
By FRANCISCO ARAGAO (Sep 3, 2011)

the clip is too short, please make clips with more details, everybody already does so.

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iliks
By iliks (Sep 3, 2011)

All reviews I've seen omit one thing which is very important for me: available focusing magnification. NX100 had only 1x and 2x so precise focusing was a bit hard.

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Klay
By Klay (Sep 3, 2011)

Ah.. that explains why you had a mic (in the pic you posted on facebook w/ the Olympus 35rc).

Videos seem to do a better job conveying size and handling than stills of a camera next to some other camera (that I likely hadn't handled before).

Kevin

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Lights
By Lights (Sep 3, 2011)

Kind of nice as a video preview. Lets a person have enough info to see if they want to read the full review (which would be much preferred by myself as an in depth analysis) But serves a good purpose to see what the handling, size, etc. is, as has been stated in some other comments, and to give just a general overview.

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iaredatsun
By iaredatsun (Sep 3, 2011)

Personally, I'd always rather be able to read a review and I'm glad you state that this is not a replacement. It's much more immediate and self-paced to read than watch videos. I take your point about the usefulness of moving pictures when it comes to a menu control but the shots of the camera and the array of lenses at the end could easily be dealt with in text and still. But I suspect that the true purpose of these video reviews will be to appeal to those who just dont want to read long reviews.

Unlike poster 'itsastickup', above, I'd rather not have a 'bigged-up' presentation. Keep it human and low-key like you have – no need to start doing it in an overkill 'professional entertainment' style .

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Mark Schormann
By Mark Schormann (Sep 3, 2011)

Great to have video review - really helps with appreciation of how it handles. It would be better if the camera was turned on and pointed at a scene and then a photo taken - to see and hear the actual operation of the machine. A long boring exploration of features would not be great, but an expose of the most innovative features and the most annoying would go a long way towards making a decision for the potential buyer/user.

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Kuturgan
By Kuturgan (Sep 3, 2011)

I just want to ask Samsung to make possible to buy NX200 with pancake lens in France.

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Kuturgan
By Kuturgan (Sep 3, 2011)

Good and promising video preview from dpreview. Hope to see in-depth review as soon as possible. I really like NX200 design and features, and I don't care about EVF absence, because I has a superb AMOLED screen, and it's very compact to fit my big pocket :)

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Tamuli2
By Tamuli2 (Sep 3, 2011)

It seemed fairly "matter-of-fact" to me, with the exception of the bit about the sensor being re-designed to maximize light capture. That bit did sound a little like a marketing tag-line, but overall I think the video preview was quite neutral, and was a very good at its intent to preview the camera. DP's in-depth review will tell the rest of the story.

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Meatballzinc
By Meatballzinc (Sep 3, 2011)

This review feels too much like an advertisement. I wish the video "matter-of-fact" tone to it.

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Meatballzinc
By Meatballzinc (Sep 3, 2011)

**had a more "matter-of-fact"...**

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Rob Klein
By Rob Klein (Sep 3, 2011)

Well, I was wondering when you guys would start doing video reviews and I am happy to see that it is NOW! Great first effort and I look forward to many more as you review products. Hopefully, the videos will be as comprehensive as the regular full reviews. Love this site!!!

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Scotsloon
By Scotsloon (Sep 3, 2011)

Great idea to have videos of preview and reviews - look forward to more of them.
However, could we kill the "construction music" at the beginning and the end?

Scotsloon

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joyclick
By joyclick (Sep 3, 2011)

Cool,I happened to come across the dpr via an accidental link and I am hooked for good and its getting better by the day,carry on and keep it up.All the best !

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M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (Sep 3, 2011)

Indeed a good idea to add video to the (p)reviews)

In the future it might be a nice idea to add some kind of tips&tricks videos as well

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Gary S
By Gary S (Sep 3, 2011)

Wonderful. Love the addition of video.

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pizzolog
By pizzolog (Sep 3, 2011)

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your video presentation. It is wonderful new tool that augments your service. I love what you’re doing! Do more!

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increments
By increments (Sep 3, 2011)

Nice and clear.
Seeing the way the UI works was informative.

I'd have liked to see the camera in hand with kit and pancake lenses attached to get an idea of scale
Also agree with the idea posted to show if it can fit a baggy pocket or a similar alternative for carrying.

If you add video to reviews I suggest showing how well the screen works in bright light because that will be clearer than in written content.

In general the way to decide content should be whether it can be better expressed in video than the written review. In this preview I think the UI demonstration did this but the rest was probably superfluous.

I hope you continue with these in the future as they've got obvious potential to help.

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sherwoodpete
By sherwoodpete (Sep 3, 2011)

The video is fine, the voice is good.

Just one technical point, the audio is about 10 to 15 dB quieter for the voice than it is for the introductory and ending sounds. That makes the voice very hard to hear as it's so quiet, relatively speaking.

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Don Fraser
By Don Fraser (Sep 3, 2011)

Very good, and the voice is perfect. You don't want the voice to be a distraction from the excellent video.

Only change I would suggest is to keep the hands away from the front of the camera at the start.

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Jorginho
By Jorginho (Sep 3, 2011)

Nice and calm, informative for such a short length. These kind of movies suit me just fine.

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Claudio NC
By Claudio NC (Sep 5, 2011)

Not calm, just a little depressing and expressionless, as sad as the London fog...
Come on! courage, more vitality to your age!
Video about tecnology with a little less (white) skin, please ...

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (Sep 3, 2011)

zzzzz, the chap just put me to sleep.

Guys, you need to develop a decent presenter voice: lots of emphasis and verbal gesticulations. It takes practice and a lack of self-conciousness. The content was pretty dull too; not as engaging as the written previews.

Personally I'm a reader and usually avoid vids. But if I do watch a vid I'd prefer not to be put in to a coma.

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AndyNewton
By AndyNewton (Sep 3, 2011)

For comparison see videos by Gordon Laing that complement his written camera reviews.

http://www.cameralabs.com/videos/Latest_Camera_and_Lens_video_reviews.shtml

I find Godon's style of hands-on demonstration videos very helpful.

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Brian Mosley
By Brian Mosley (Sep 3, 2011)

Great start, but where's the audio?

Cheers

Brian

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EdBen
By EdBen (Sep 3, 2011)

Great new feature. Short and to the point, great stuff.
I don't think it is feasable to have a full review in video, but maybe each main aspect in a review containing a short video illustrating the main points could be great.

The illustration of operations, like showing the menu and the aperture control is really a plus in a video like this. As tranced mentioned maybe even amplified sounds from the camera, such a s the clicks etc, to really convey the experience (like when using a rotating selector).

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Lundahl
By Lundahl (Sep 3, 2011)

Smart meny - clip on flash.. hmm, where did the get that idea from.. OLYMPYS maybe!? :)

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The A-Team
By The A-Team (Sep 3, 2011)

Nice to finally see videos on the site. Although this video is quite simple, I'm sure this is only the beginning and there are many great things to come. Kudos!

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