20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor; 3-inch 642,000 dot OLED screen; 1.44 million dot EVF; 8 fps burst shooting; 1080p@30fps HD video with stereo sound; Built-in wireless; RAW capture, Manual modes, Lithium-ion battery
Announced alongside the NX1000 and NX210, the NX20 replaces the NX10 as Samsung's top-of-the-line mirrorless camera. Within its SLR-inspired form factor lies the new 20.3 megapixel sensor found in the other NX models, which is quite competitive and provides
fantastic image quality. The NX20 provides a 1.44 million dot electronic viewfinder as well as a fancy new tilting OLED screen that eliminates the air between screen and glass, resulting in a more contrasty display. The technology, while vibrant indoors, does still leaves users struggling in bright sunlight. The NX lens lineup is also slowly growing and,
while not as extensive as micro 4/3, is right in line with Sony's
E-mount. What sets the NX20, as well as the NX1000 and NX210, apart is
the inclusion of built-in wireless. They are the first high-end, non
compact cameras to have this feature and make Nikon's D3200, with its optional $60 wireless accessory, look a
silly. While the NX20 is a prosumer, feature-packed camera competing with the likes of Sony's NEX-7 and Olympus' OM-D E-M5, performance isn't quite at these other two cameras' level. The 8fps burst mode is a nice touch, but the small buffer fills quickly and clears slowly, making sports shooting a potential chore. It is a little cheaper than these other top tier models, but not so much that it represents a really great alternative.