Samsung NX20 Review

Overall Score

69

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 90 x 40 mm, 341g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: NX11
  • Replaced by: NX30

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Samsung NX20 Overview


First introduced in April, 2012, Samsung NX20 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Samsung replaced the older Samsung NX11 with NX20. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX20 with Samsung NX11

Samsung replaced NX20 with Samsung NX30. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX20 with Samsung NX30


Samsung NX20 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX20

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX20 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Samsung NX20 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung NX20


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX20 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
341g Light Body
15 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
614k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
3 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 360 shots
Type Scores

Samsung NX20 has an Overall Score of 69/100 and ranked #83 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #166 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung NX20 Scores
Imaging score
56
Features score
68
Value for money score
81
Portability score
90
Overall score
69
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX20


Samsung NX20 weighs 341g and has external dimensions of 122 x 90 x 40mm (4.8 x 3.54 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Samsung NX20 is 103 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Samsung NX20 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX20
341g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX20
40mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX20 with the dimensions:

Samsung NX20

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX20 Dimensions NX20
Samsung NX30 Samsung NX30 375 g 341 g 127 x 96 x 58 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Samsung NX300 Samsung NX300 331 g 341 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Samsung NX11 Samsung NX11 499 g 341 g 123 x 87 x 40 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 341 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 341 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Samsung NX2000 Samsung NX2000 228 g 341 g 119 x 65 x 36 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Samsung NX10 Samsung NX10 499 g 341 g 123 x 87 x 40 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Samsung NX1 Samsung NX1 550 g 341 g 139 x 102 x 66 mm 122 x 90 x 40 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX20


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX20
Announced April, 2012
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Samsung NX
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 32
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 614k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 15
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 11.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP1130
Physical
Weight 341 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 90 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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