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4.0 out of 5 stars Good all rounder, 8 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Samsung SMART NX300 Compact System Camera with 20-50mm Lens - Black (20.3 MP, CMOS Sensor) 3.3 inch Amoled (Electronics)
Bought one of these to replace a stolen Panasonic GX-1.

It's a good all-rounder with some useful features (the direct share to your Samsung smart phone is quite handy if you're into that kind of thing). The high ISO performance is pretty good, especially in Jpeg format where Samsung have been able to tweak the noise reduction to suit the sensor, but (as usual) better results can be gained from processing RAW files yourself.

Ergonomics are good too, although the focus assist lamp is placed in such a way that you often cover it with your right middle finger. Not the end of the world, but occasionally it's frustrating.
The camera doesn't have a built in flash but does come with a little hot shoe mounted one. This seems like a bit of a shame as it sort of ruins the overall aesthetics but it works and does have the advantage of being in line with the lens.

The screen is impressive - it's huge and as responsive as any modern smartphone (think iPhone 4/5, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 etc). The tilt feature is useful but slightly limited as it doesn't rotate sideways. Otherwise the camera body is brimming with tech and it's a joy to use.

The lens (20-50mm) is good overall. It's not stabilised and doesn't sport the fastest apertures on the market, but it performs well and is surprisingly sharp wide open. The iFunction system works although I personally don't use it and prefer to operate the exposure controls from the control wheel on the camera body.

All round, it's a nice package and pretty good value for what you get.
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