Samsung NX2000: Conclusion

by Laura Hicks Reads (5,953)
Editor's Rating
7.60

TG Ratings Breakdown

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Expandability
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.60
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

 

Conclusion
The Samsung NX2000 sits very comfortably between the NX1100 and the NX300–offering users a high quality camera for a reasonable price. If fact, at the time of this review we were able to find the NX2000 for about $600 (making it the same price as the NX1100. That’s a $150 savings over the NX300. But is the price difference worth it? Not in my book. I would spend the extra money to get a camera with a little more beef and a hybrid AF system.

I’m not saying the NX2000 is a bad camera. It’s not. It’s actually really good…better than I expected. Its image quality is generally clean and sharp. Its autofocus is pretty speedy and its Wi-Fi connectivity is great. But I prefer the solid feel of the NX300 and the physical mode dial that rests on the top of its body. The hybrid AF is a bonus and I was very happy with its responsiveness.

But saving $100-$150 is important to some folks. If that’s the case, I would recommend the NX2000. It’s pretty close to being on par with the NX300, with only a few issues to nitpick.

Samsung is packaging the NX2000 with Adobe Lightroom giving users $150 worth of free software ($80 value if you already own a previous version of Lightroom). This is a another bonus to buying the NX2000, but the NX300 also comes with this same software. 

The camera has an MSRP of $650 and includes the 20-50mm lens. However, it’s currently on sale for $600.

Pros:

  • Very good image quality
  • Very good Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Speedy AF in most lighting

Cons:

  • Almost completely controlled by touchscreen
  • Battery life is okay, but not great
  • No external battery charger


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