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Samsung NX10 | Digital Camera Review | Camera
How different the concept may be, Samsung has given the NX10 a traditional design. I actually find that to be too bad, because without a mirror you have a lot more freedom to make a new design. Now it’s a shrunken SLR. The rounded forms are remarkable, and give you the idea that Samsung is especially aiming at the female photographers with the NX10.
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Samsung NX10 camera design
The position of the camera in the hand is surprisingly good. Because the Samsung NX10 is not very big, and a lot of space is taken up by the AMOLED screen, the buttons are a bit small, but still easy to control. There are larger cameras whose camera position is a lot less comfortable.

Samsung NX10 lenses
The Samsung NX10 looks like a regular SLR from the front. Only when you remove the lens, you will see that it is a different type of camera. The mount is only apt for the special NX-series lenses. The K-bayonet, GX and Pentax model lenses protrude too far inside and may hit the sensor. You can use regular lenses with an adaptor. The lens release is found to the right above the mount. Below and to the right, the depth of field control button is found. On the top of the front, an indicator light for the autofocus is found, and to the right of that is the microphone. The Samsung NX10 can also shoot video; which digital camera can’t do that nowadays?

Samsung NX10 connections and memory card
On the right side, behind a door, external connections are found, such as HDMI. The remote control is also connected here. The door to the memory card is found exactly on the opposite side. That is, almost as a matter of fact, an SD(HC) flash memory card. The lids are not lined with rubber, so that they are not moisture and dust resistant. To me, that doesn't seem to be a problem for a camera such as the Samsung NX10. It is not a professional camera, after all.

Samsung NX10 flash and lighting programs
On the top there is a loudspeaker on the left and the button to flip up the flash, which is above the elevation for the electronic viewfinder, which we of course can no longer call the prism housing in the Samsung NX10. Next to the built-in flash, the NX10 also has a regular hot shoe on which an external flash can be mounted. They are more powerful and save battery life. To the right of the flash, the choice dial for the lighting programs is found.

Samsung NX10 test
All the way to the right, the button to determine the shutter speed and a green button are found. With that button you can reset certain settings to the original value. Above the small hand grip there are a dial and the shutter release button, with the main switch surrounding it.

Samsung NX10 nice and clear screen
You will see the most on the back, as you will see what you will photograph there. The 3-inch AMOLED is central. It is a beautiful screen with 614.000 dots. It has a nice, clear image with a large viewing angle. I think that it is the most beautiful screen that I have seen on the back of a camera. To the right above the screen the eye sensor is found, with which the Samsung NX10 automatically switches between the large screen and the electronic viewfinder. You can’t turn it off, and that's too bad. If you hang the camera over your shoulder, the screen keeps going on and off. That is irritating. The electronic viewfinder is fine and big enough, but does not live up to the AMOLED screen. The Panasonic G-series viewfinders are even better in my opinion. But it is fine to work with.

Photographing with the Samsung NX10
To the left above the AMOLED, the menu button is found, which is a bit of a strange place for it. All the way to the right and above, the buttons for AE lock and exposure compensation are found. That last button has to be used to change the aperture in manual setting. To the left of those buttons a small rubber mat is placed for better grip. Directly below it are the buttons with which the screen display can be changed, and the function button. With that button you can change the most important settings such as image quality. The round dial allows you to leaf through the menu or the photos. During photography you use it to focus, adjust the white balance, sensitivity and the light metering method. In the middle the OK button is found, which also serves as the button to arrange the focus points. Under the round button there is also a review button to delete the photos. You also use it to arrange the color display and if you shoot in JPEG, the picture styles.


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