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Samsung 20.3MP Wi-Fi Digital Camera

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lichme


quality posts: 3120 Private Messages lichme

Amazon Users have good things to say, with 4.5 stars
Perfect Reviews from NewEgg
Need more info? Find it all at the Product Page

lichme


quality posts: 3120 Private Messages lichme

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3801 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Pretty good reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) over at bestbuy.com

rubydoob


quality posts: 7 Private Messages rubydoob

Just got this last week from previous woot. I adore this camera! The quality of the image and the color values are fantastic. It is really compact and easy to handle. Has all the functions you could need. I haven't had a chance to try out most of the functions yet but what I have tried are amazing. The WiFi is pretty confusing but there is a really good walk through in the Apple app store's feedback. Once I figured it out it was a fun and easy way to email or send a picture.

This camera is a fantastic value.

gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman

Awesome . . . Paul Simon . . just awesome. Sad, in a way though, that you had to link (probably) for the younger crowd.

This is a SOLID performer from Samsung, and a super inexpensive way to get into an ICL camera. I am really just shocked that Amazon has so many of these on hand still - at this price, which is almost criminally low for the quality / feature set, I'd be in for two or three if I hadn't already bought a few as gifts. In other words, it is a steal.

Buy it.

BTW - for around $25 or less you can buy any number of adapters that will allow you to use other brand lenses on this little beauty (Canon, Nikon, Pentax) - check Amazon or eBay. With a 50mm Super Takumar m42 screw mount lens mounted on this camera with this adapter, you'll stop taking pictures and begin capturing photographs - and the lens plus adapter will set you back less than a $100 on eBay. Your children will thank you when they grow up.

Have fun!

RaisinROM


quality posts: 10 Private Messages RaisinROM

Can someone please tell me if the camera body is predominately metal or plastic ?

Dazzle DVD, Tornado USB, No Crank Hose Reel, SCREAMING Monkey, Woot Off Lights, Solar Panel, Ion USB Turntable, Power Squid, Sansa, Slacker, Ed Hardy RC Plane, EzyFlare, iPod, hammer, tv, A N D . . . my FIRST Bag of Coal !!!!!!!!!!! After that: Little Giant ladder, large button remotes for dad, Dremel Multi-Max tool, Vornado Fan, Emerson Timer, Oliso Iron, EZY Flares, LED Safety Triangle, Dyson DC21, Screaming Monkeys, Mini CamCorder

colebeck


quality posts: 14 Private Messages colebeck
RaisinROM wrote:Can someone please tell me if the camera body is predominately metal or plastic ?



It is a very sturdy plastic. Doesn't feel cheap or flimsy at all, in my opinion. You will read similar reviews of the build quality elsewhere.

colebeck


quality posts: 14 Private Messages colebeck

Bought this in the Samsung cameras woot last week. After just a few days with the camera, I must have taken 500 'test shots' of the only interesting subject I had available...cats.

The image quality is pretty amazing and the variety of features and settings are awesome. The included flash works really well, though you may not need a flash for a lot of things you used to need it for with a standard point-and-shoot.

The only gripe I have about this camera, and you will read other reviews which mention the same thing, is that the processing times can be really, really slow. Even with a decent high speed SD card (a Samsung class 4 was included, I replaced it with a class 6 I had around) the processing times on darker photos or photos where you use a lot of camera effects can be annoyingly long. However, for under 300 bucks it is hardly worth complaining about.

patchesthedog


quality posts: 0 Private Messages patchesthedog

The camera is good, but be prepared to pay top dollar for any lenses you may purchase (telephoto, macro...). There are no third party lenses that work and Samsung's lenses are expensive. You can buy a k-adaptor for $163 that will let you purchase less expensive lenses that will be fully compatible, or you can purchse a $20 k-adapter that will let you purchase same lenses, but will only work in manual mode. I like the camera, but I don't like that the zoom is only 2x.

gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman
patchesthedog wrote:The camera is good, but be prepared to pay top dollar for any lenses you may purchase (telephoto, macro...). There are no third party lenses that work and Samsung's lenses are expensive. You can buy a k-adaptor for $163 that will let you purchase less expensive lenses that will be fully compatible, or you can purchse a $20 k-adapter that will let you purchase same lenses, but will only work in manual mode. I like the camera, but I don't like that the zoom is only 2x.



There are absolutely indeed third party (Korean) manufactured lenses (all fixed focal length primes that I know of) made for the NX format . . . They are just fairly expensive, comparatively (but the 85mm is a bargain, IMHO)! But, aside from these lenses listed below, there are other (better) alternatives out there - IF you are willing to shoot manually! More on that may be found in my prior post in this thread.

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Wide-Angle Lens for Samsung NX

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/868740-REG/Samyang_SY24M_NX_24mm_f_1_4_ED_AS.html

Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Wide-Angle Lens for Samsung NX

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/869514-REG/Rokinon_RK24MNX_24mm_f_1_4_ED_AS.html

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Samsung NX

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/844995-REG/Rokinon_S8M_NX_8mm_Ultra_Wide_Angle.html

Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED MC Lens For Samsung NX

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/844996-REG/Rokinon_FE14M_NX_14mm_Ultra_Wide_Angle_f_2_8.html

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens for Samsung NX

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/844997-REG/Rokinon_RK35M_NX_35mm_f_1_4_Wide_Angle_US.html

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Samsung NX

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/844994-REG/Rokinon_85M_NX_85mm_f_1_4_Aspherical_Lens.html

Expect more offerings soon from Korea (which are getting VERY surprisingly good [awesome actually] reviews as of late).

The issue is (for most) that they are not (dirt) cheap and depending on the specific NX model of camera you own, they may require some degree of manual operation! For some people, that is unacceptable, but when you step up to an ICLC you'll get far better results taking it OFF automatic!

The NX "system" is a pretty tightly controlled "closed loop" with at least two different firmware for lenses - Samsung doesn't make it easy for third party manufacturing - but they will loosen up soon and you'll see some lenses from Sigma or the like come along perhaps - but they'll probably more likely to be 'store branded' Pro-Optic Korean made lenses - LOL!

If you are willing to learn (just a little) and have a bit of patience, you can adapt some really great glass (for under $25 for the adapter) to this camera and shoot in manual mode and get astoundingly AMAZING results. Pictures vs. photographs! A lot of lenses that can render superior images with an inexpensive adapter on this camera will cost no more than $50 USD on eBay - but you will have to shoot in manual or aperture mode! Have fun!

EDIT - Yes, Samyang and Rokinon are the same (parent) company.

waffle


quality posts: 5 Private Messages waffle

am I missing something or is this about $20 more on the mothership? I am tempted but it doesn't seem like that great of a deal?

anishsc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages anishsc

Love that song!

Terfer01


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Terfer01
waffle wrote:am I missing something or is this about $20 more on the mothership? I am tempted but it doesn't seem like that great of a deal?



Amazon does not show or mention any Flash, perhaps that is an option that could add to the cost?

craigtan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages craigtan

Is the lens detachable? Are there telephoto lenses you can get for this camera? Never mind. Read the posts.

techmine


quality posts: 0 Private Messages techmine

Not a bad deal at all. The only thing to be noted is this lens does not have image stabilization. the newer version of their kit lens (18-55)mm has OIS. Of course price is a huge plus here. Wifi transfer and ability to control via smartphone app are other advantages (smartphone will add gps info too). Good bargain.

lebjohnson


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lebjohnson
craigtan wrote:Is the lens detachable? Are there telephoto lenses you can get for this camera? Never mind. Read the posts.


Bought this camera the last time it appeared here, and love it. I bought two optically stablized lenses, an 18-55mm and a 50-200mm. Look here
http://lenshero.com/lenses/samsung-nx1000-lens
for other lenses. I'm finding I prefer the primes.

davewrobel


quality posts: 0 Private Messages davewrobel

Hey WOOT!
I want to just say thank you for knowing who Ray Charles is and working one of his last great tunes into your woot words. As soon as I read what you wrote, it brought a smile to my face, thinking about my old friend.

jeyyo


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jeyyo
waffle wrote:am I missing something or is this about $20 more on the mothership? I am tempted but it doesn't seem like that great of a deal?



And they offer a 4yr extended warranty for about the same price as the 2yr offered here.

starcv1907


quality posts: 0 Private Messages starcv1907

This is a fantastic camera! I just took it with me on vacation to grenada and the pictures turned out amazing with the kit lens without OIS. Def a steal at this price!

edit: if anyone would like to see a couple example of scenery pictures taken with this camera feel free to post and I will gladly send you a couple to your email!

schr320


quality posts: 0 Private Messages schr320
starcv1907 wrote:This is a fantastic camera! I just took it with me on vacation to grenada and the pictures turned out amazing with the kit lens without OIS. Def a steal at this price!

edit: if anyone would like to see a couple example of scenery pictures taken with this camera feel free to post and I will gladly send you a couple to your email!




Would love to see a couple!
[mod note: email address removed. Please use our PM system for private communication. Thanks!]

CarolinaMoon

gregbowman


quality posts: 44 Private Messages gregbowman
davewrobel wrote:Hey WOOT!
I want to just say thank you for knowing who Ray Charles is and working one of his last great tunes into your woot words. As soon as I read what you wrote, it brought a smile to my face, thinking about my old friend.



Ray (and a lot of other artists) covered the song. The song was written by Paul Simon and first recorded by him, in 1975 (his fourth studio album). Ray's version is awesome - but for many people, Paul's is the gold standard. Check it out!

benjaminlongview


quality posts: 0 Private Messages benjaminlongview
jeyyo wrote:And they offer a 4yr extended warranty for about the same price as the 2yr offered here.



I think you may be able to purchase that 4 year warranty from Amazon and the camera itself from Woot. Boom.

benjaminlongview


quality posts: 0 Private Messages benjaminlongview
benjaminlongview wrote:I think you may be able to purchase that 4 year warranty from Amazon and the camera itself from Woot. Boom.



... but I would be wrong. Whomp, whomp.

sjkrishna


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sjkrishna

I posted about this camera last it was on sale, because we bought it from Woot! a while back -- we just took it, with the included kit lens, on vacation. I haven't bought adapters or other lenses yet.

And, well, wow. Let me echo all the good stuff (and the negative comment about the huge processing time). I have some nice photos - I've snapped some of hummingbirds, so, yeah, you can get up and running fast -- but there's one I'd like to put up from our vacation. We were driving around and suddenly I realized that there were a whole mess of burrowing owls (!!) nearby, right in the city of Dublin, CA. So I whipped out the camera, but we couldn't get close; in the picture the owls are specks in the distance. But you zoom in digitally, and, WHAM, _great_ pictures, you get all kinds of details. So in bright enough outdoor light, the kit lens is good enough that you really are getting your 20 MP worth, which frankly amazes me.

mkquist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mkquist

Checked out on of these at Best Buy. If you have no experience with cameras maybe. Against my couple of year old dslr... no thanks. Dont think it'll last long. G/l tho

jet314


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jet314

Well I pulled the cord on this last evening, then went to Amazon and got an M42 screw mount adapter for $13 (thanks to a wooter's comment above) and then to Ebay for a used Asahi Pentax, Super Multi Coated Takumar 135mm 1:3.5 M42 + case with Skylight 1a filter and shipping for $51 . I hope this package will produce some good results.

Paciga


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Paciga

Picked one of these up yesterday. Can anyone recommend a good memory card for it...to help with the processing time? Would any class 10 do, or would it be worth it to pay an extra $15-$20 to get one of those extreme class 10's that claim 80MB/s, etc?

breyes99


quality posts: 0 Private Messages breyes99

Hi. Just received my camera. It looks great. I was a little disappointed though bc it didn't bring the memory card. I mean, I have memory cards, however I was expecting the Samsung one. Is anyone else missing theirs? I looked in the camera and it's not there and I carefully went through all the packaging. It's just not there.

Thanks!

ROGETRAY


quality posts: 175 Private Messages ROGETRAY

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breyes99 wrote:Hi. Just received my camera. It looks great. I was a little disappointed though bc it didn't bring the memory card. I mean, I have memory cards, however I was expecting the Samsung one. Is anyone else missing theirs? I looked in the camera and it's not there and I carefully went through all the packaging. It's just not there.

Thanks!



Sorry to hear that you're missing the SDHC card included with your order.

Please write into Woot Member Services at support@woot.com and let them know. Please remember to include your username and order number so they can help you in a timely fashion.

draigun


quality posts: 27 Private Messages draigun
breyes99 wrote:Hi. Just received my camera. It looks great. I was a little disappointed though bc it didn't bring the memory card. I mean, I have memory cards, however I was expecting the Samsung one. Is anyone else missing theirs? I looked in the camera and it's not there and I carefully went through all the packaging. It's just not there.

Thanks!



Looks like you already got the answer you need, but mine did come with the memory card.

I love the camera, so thanks Woot!

jet314


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jet314

I got mine today. Memory card was in the shipping box with the packing slip.

The camera is nothing short of SUPERB. As mentioned above, I put the Ashari 135mm on it with the M42 adapter ring and WOW !! Now, it only works in M mode or A mode. I suspect because it's a manual lens rather than automatic. The camera screen says "check camera lens" if I change to a mode that's not acceptable. The lens is an older lens from the 1970's but for $51 I'm happy.

Here's to lots of cool - pix !!

Jim

techmine


quality posts: 0 Private Messages techmine

Got mine couple of weeks ago but with few issues. I noticed that there is a black dot on all the pictures, which is very prominent on high f numbers > f11. First I thought, Damn! I allowed a dust particle in those 15 seconds when I attached the lens for the first time. I kept taking more pictures to test WHEN I noticed that there are dots all over the sensor (> f16) . Since I didn't attach my lens in a construction area, I was sure that this is a manufacturing defect. Contacted Samsung and they are ready to repair it under warranty. I have to pay for outbound shipping though.

I am not mad but sharing my experience. This happened to me for the first time - Dead on arrival. Bad luck!

But...I was able to get some cool shots of a stormy sunset. I like the camera, Hope to get it repaired soon.

Sunset1

Sunset2