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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Sensor, Good Camera, Poor Lens support limited to 200mm, 1 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Samsung NX1000 SMART Digital Compact System Camera - Black (20.3MP, 20-50mm Lens Kit) 3.0 inch LCD (Camera)
First off this is a great camera, I cannot fault the images, it is light to carry and has all the features of a good all round camera with a DSLR type sensor.

If you will only buy one camera however, this isn't it. It is intended to be a small light camera yet it comes out of the box with an oversized 20-50mm lens which is not wide enough for landscapes and at full zoom is good for portraits. The second problem is the good lenses are very expensive upwards of £300 for the 16-50mm power zoom, £1000 for the pro 16-50mm lens and some fisheye through wide angle fixed length pancake lenses. The real killer, is that the longest zoom is 50-200mm at £250, this is it, this weighs in at a 35mm equivalent of 75-300mm ish.

If you assemble the minimum collection of interchangeable lenses you need the minimum 20-50mm and 50-200mm which as a package is around £500. The 50-200mm is long and heavy although the pictures are great, If you want to zoom in on aircraft, take sports photos close up or wildlife, you've had it.

I recommend a bridge camera with their incredible wide angle to long zoom (1200mm and upwards) and capable of taking great images in good light or if you want to get artistic, get a DSLR or CSC from a manufacturer with good lens support. You may not think you need a 1200mm lens, but buying a camera that doesn't give you the option is not necessary when there are plenty of other manufacturers who support their cameras with a full range of lenses.

I suspect many people feel this, and that's why RRP have dropped from over £500 to £150 in a matter of months.
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