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.
- Very good image quality
- Very good Wi-Fi connectivity
- Speedy AF in most lighting
- Almost completely controlled by touchscreen
- Battery life is okay, but not great
- No external battery charger