Shortly before announcing the future Samsung Galaxy NX, the same company first had to release a new NX2000 camera. Considered as an upgrade of the NX1000 which was released last summer, the NX2000 goes for a more traditional device to support a compact system camera. It is out now in stores everywhere and sells at a price of £499.
Physically, the NX2000 bears the same NX1000 flat design which is only accented by the curve at the handgrip. It has an arctic white color which is as attractive as it can get but, this time, Samsung is making black and pink model colors also available for its customers. In terms of its features, both NX1000 and NX2000 sport an APS-C sized sensor and a 20.3MP resolution. However, the new camera does not have an in-built flash and viewfinder. What it does have is a 3.7-inch screen that supports a touch panel and maximum light sensitivity that reaches up to ISO25600.
Meanwhile, as the Samsung NX1000 supports Wi-Fi connectivity, the NX2000 added NFC iteration which improved it competitively and put it in line along with rivals Panasonic G6 and Panasonic GF6. Also, it has a mirror-less and an interchangeable 20-50mmm compact zoom lens. At a maximum angle, the photo taking capabilities of the Samsung NX2000 exhibits detail and sharp images. Even when the settings are only set to a default, it can take landscape shots with lush and defined colors especially with greens and blues. Although there are fringes when the camera is used in high contrast, it’s not really noticeable unless the captured image is enlarged.
On the other hand, despite features such as the touch screen display, Samsung NX2000 has a battery performance which can take at least 340 shots from fully-charged status before dying out. Like a smartphone, the battery can be charged without having to take it out of the camera. The NX2000 comes with a special USB lead and cable plug with the sole purpose of being able to hook it up and recharging it.
All in all, the Samsung NX2000 offers functional features with refined controls and upgrades from its previous predecessor. Although it is not much of a high-end device, it still has respectable photo and video specifications if the customer is not satisfied with his or her smartphone. This allows experts to suggest that the NX2000 is a smart Samsung camera in terms of appearance and functionality.