Top positive review
9 people found this helpful
on 13 July 2012
Very, very good camera. Very handy, great images, great colours. And at the current price, the best money can buy. I have been looking for such for a very long time.
I use a range of cameras (high end SLR and several pocket cameras), but this is the most useful of all. I can easily carry it around, the images are very close to what I would get from the SLR, the colours are simply great.
As a non-professional user I can't go into the image details, so I would just leave point to the more knowledgeable reviewers.
It would be best if I could give my point of view - that of a daily user. As a dad I want to make the best possible family photos and be ready around the clock. Well the pocket camera size is the best to carry around, but the quality of the images is not really what I want. The image quality is the reason why the SLR camera joined our pocket cameras collection and we indeed make excellent images with it. But try taking it around on top of the baby staff. Needs an extra bag for transport, it is bulky and demanding item, dangling from my neck, getting caught in the baby bags.
This is why this camera is so useful. Small body with a high-quality sensor - it is a handy body delivering great images. At this price I can afford to carry it in my pocket and in the baby bag.
Two problems. First the original lens (20-50 mm) is too bulky for your pocket. It would be very nice to use it with the smaller 30mm pancake. It is not sold with the smaller and I had to buy it separately which is an extra cost. Second - it does not have an inbuilt flash. The camera would not need the flash in most cases (outdoors, well illuminated rooms) but when the normal quality is desired indoors, a flash is needed. The external flash is good, but bulky.
A point to Samsung -carry on, this is THE CAMERA for me, but please build in a flash and give the users an option to buy it only with the 30mm lens. Your next model NS200 does not have a flash again.