Samsung NX300 and NX210 camera reviews: compact and well connected

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday July 09 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Samsung NX300 and NX210 versus competition | Conclusion
Samsung NX300 and NX210 camera reviews: compact and well connected

Samsung is one of the few makers with the capability to supply sensors for its own mirrorless cameras. The Wi-FI enabled finder-less NX300 and NX210 are just two of such cameras from the consumer electronics giant featuring an APS-C size 20.3Mpix CMOS image sensor. Read on to find out just how well these cameras performed in our lab.

With six models in the range currently, Samsung offers largest choice of cameras of any of the mirrorless makers. Each model features WiFi connectivity built in, accounting for the firm’s choice of ‘Smart’ moniker but each model also shares a propriety APS-C size 20.3Mpix CMOS sensor. According to the firm this imaging sensor is notable for its large pixel structure resulting in more efficient light-gathering and higher sensor sensitivity, however detail is scant on sensor architecture. We’ve analyzed the performance of the mid-range $599 NX210 as well as the top-of-the-range $799 NX300. Among other features, this model adopts a slightly revised version of the sensor complete with an on-chip phase-detection AF pixel array, which promises faster autofocus even in low light levels.