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Little Camera with a Big Heart – Samsung NX100

I’ve had this camera for few years now; it has become my take-along-anywhere camera. It can go where my Nikon D90 or Canon 20D can’t. It’s light, compact, and discreet.
The NX100 has APS-C 1.5 crop factor sensor which is the same size as my Nikon D90 and slightly larger than the Canon. So far, the little Samsung doesn’t disappoint. Great images, intuitive menu layout and easy access to controls make this camera an absolute joy. Only major flaw is the high ISO performance isn’t that great despite its large sensor size. Also, there is no built in flash so in a low-light emergency situation, most likely you’d just lose the shot or end up with a really crappy photo.

The 20-50mm f/3.5 is decent. Seems to perform better than most of the 18-55mm that comes with entry dslrs.
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100

The NX 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens is absolutely sweet.
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100

Samsung NX100 with Nikkor 50mm 1.8 D
Samsung NX 100

Samsung NX100 with Nikkor 18-105mm DX G
Samsung NX 100

Samsung NX100 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 S
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100

Samsung NX100 with Tokina 100-200mm
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100

Samsung NX100 with Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8 SP
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100
Samsung NX 100

Nikon F-mount adapter. Works with Nikon AI, AIS, D and G series lenses. Allows me to use all of my Nikon mount lens collection.
Samsung NX 100 Nikon F-mount adapter

Samsung NX200

Samsung has made quite an impression with the NX100 Mirrorless System Camera last year. The competition in the Mirrorless Camera market is fierce. To combat the likes of Sony NEX-7, Samsung just introduced the NX200. The spec looks very promising.

Sensor: APS-C CMOS (15.7 x 23.5mm)
Resolution: 20.3MP (there’s a slight concern for noise at this level for sensor of this size)
ISO: 100-12800
Max. Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Continuous Shooting: 7 fps

Although Samsung claims autofocus speed of 0.1 second – which is quite fast even for dedicated DSLR – I doubt the NX200 will reliably perform at that speed in real world situations. But I don’t care. I want one.
The NX200 is quite possibly the most desirable Mirrorless System Camera on the market right now.

UPDATE (Sept. 21, 2011): Nikon introduces mirrorless!

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200