among the the best current mirrorless cameras

Started Feb 28, 2013 | User reviews
Arn
Arn Veteran Member • Posts: 3,585
among the the best current mirrorless cameras

Positives:
+ The camera feels very good in hand and the controls (buttons and wheels) are pretty well placed. It's possible to shoot one-handed without problem with the kit zoom and definitely with pancakes.
+ The mechanical quality of the camera is good.
The camera is easy and logical to use. On the same level with Sony NEX-7.
+ The EVF is of very good quality
+ LCD is also very good (bright, good contrast) and it's got enough image area for the photos (unlike Sony NEX cameras or Olympus E-PL3). The LCD works well in practice.
+ The visibility of the LCD is good in sunlight
+ Battery lasts surpisingly well for a camera with no optical viewfinder. At least 400 shots with my use.
+ Sensor size and image ratio is just right - apropriate for DOF control, image quality and so on.
+ compatible spare batteries can be had for under 20€.
+ lenses are reasonably priced
+ Samsung has a public (at least pretty public) lens roadmap and the selection of available lenses is already decent and good compared to competition like NEX cameras.
+ the 30/2 pancake is very good and cheap especially considering quality

negatives:
- Diopter adjustment easily changed by accident
- no "blinking higlights" feature
- Clearing of buffer from RAW images is slow

read my thread for further initial impressions:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/42201208
and
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/42252562

 Arn's gear list:Arn's gear list
Sony RX100 II Canon EOS 5D Mark II Samsung NX20 Sony a7 Samsung NX1 +27 more
Samsung NX20
20 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Apr 19, 2012
Arn's score
4.0
Average community score
3.7
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Low light (without flash)
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