Samsung NX2000 sensor review: Entry-level contender

By Kevin Carter - Monday May 12 2014

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Introduction | Samsung NX2000: Predictable performance | Samsung NX2000 Versus Sony A5000: Comparable performance | Conclusion
Samsung NX2000 sensor review: Entry-level contender

With a 20.3-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor, touch screen NFC Samsung’s Galaxy NX2000 is a new intermediate entry-level model sitting between the NX1100 and NX300. Read on to find out if it has enough to compete with mirrorless models from Sony.

Specification and Features 

Introduced in May 2013, the Samsung NX2000 is the firm’s upper entry-level mirrorless model sitting immediately above the NX1100 but beneath the new NX Mini and NX3000.

The NX2000 is based around the firm’s 20.3M-Pix CMOS sensor and features the firm’s new DRIMe IV level processor permitting a doubling of the maximum sensitivity up to ISO 25,600 over the entry-level NX1100 as well as in-camera lens corrections and a HD 3D video capture option (with the appropriate lens). In terms of hardware features over the NX1100, the NX2000 gets a 3.7” 1.15M-dot LCD touchscreen and adds the convenience of NFC to WIFI. In most other respects the two are similarly specified.

Like its sibling the NX2000 can capture bursts up to 8 fps and record Full HD video at 30fps and 24 fps but while the new model adds stereo audio, Samsung has dropped support for the full-size SD card choosing MicroSD (with support for UHS-1) instead.

Despite the bigger screen, the NX2000 is only slightly larger than the NX1100 at 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.4" / 119.0 x 64.5 x 35.7mm and it remains light in weight at 8.04 oz / 228g. It is available now at $549 including the Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Key specifications

  • 20.3-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DRIMe IV level processor
  • 3.7” 1.15M-dot LCD touchscreen
  • Full HD (1080p) up to 30/24fps
  • 8 fps continuous burst
  • Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC

Samsung NX2000: Predictable performance

Samsung NX2000 Versus Sony A5000: Comparable performance

Conclusion