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Samsung NX200 Review
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|Behind Samsung's NX mount lies a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor. It offers an ISO range of 100 to 12800.|
|The new sensor enables the NX200 to record Full HD movies - the 1080p30 output is encoded using H.264 compression, and wrapped up as MP4 files.
Sound recording comes courtesy of a pair of stereo microphones on the top plate, but there's no provision for an external microphone.
|Further evidence of Samsung's shift in emphasis towards movie capability is the dedicated record button on the back of the camera, where the auto exposure lock button used to be on the NX100.|
|The NX200 comes supplied with a small flash unit that slides onto the hot shoe, and has a screw-down lock to hold it securely in place. It's much less fiddly to attach than the unit used by the Sony NEXs.
The flash folds down when it's not in use, making it one of the neater units of its type to carry around (click through for images with it on the camera, and of the unit on its own.)
|The hot shoe itself has been revised, with an additional pair of contacts at the back to supply power to the supplied flash unit. It can also use any of Samsung's existing flash units, of course.
Note though that the NX200 loses the NX100's 'Smart Shoe' connection port for an external electronic viewfinder.
|The power switch has been relocated to a collar around the shutter button, making it in our opinion far more conveniently-placed than the NX100's.|
|The Delete button can be customized to control a number of functions while shooting, including depth of field preview and one-touch white balance.
(Effectively, this combines the functions of the NX100's 'C' and 'Green' buttons.)
|The NX200's USB and HDMI connectors sit behind a hinged plastic door on the grip side of the camera.|
|The NX200 gains a new battery; the BP-1030 offers a capacity of 7.6Wh, which equates to 320 shots according to CIPA standard tests. It shares its compartment on the base of the camera with the memory card slot, which can accept SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.|
|The tripod socket is now very close indeed to the battery / memory card compartment, which means you probably won't be able to change either with the camera mounted on a tripod.|
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