Striking a balance between resolution, performance and design, the Samsung NX20 can unleash the professional photographer in all of us. Its sensitive 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and 1/8000 shutter speed help you capture richly nuanced, high defined images in the blink of an eye. The Clear AMOLED Swivel Display makes shooting from most angles comfortable. And Wi-Fi Connectivity* minimises the need for wires and cables.

*Internet connection required. Data download and usage charges may apply.

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • 20.3MP APS-C Sensor
  • Smart Camera
  • Wi-Fi Capabilities

20.3MP APS-C Sensor

20.3MP APS-C Sensor
Customized for the NX System, the professional-grade, 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor produces exceptional images. Each individual pixel has a large sensor area and receives great light, low noise levels, high dynamic range and exceptional colour differentiation. The high sensitivity allows you to shoot during low-light situations with minimal graininess and other noise. The new sensor also provides Full HD video output capabilities.

1080P Full HD Stereo Movie Recording

1080P Full HD Stereo Movie Recording
Built with 1080 30p Full HD movie recording capabilities, the NX20 allows you to shoot outstanding video with a still camera. Choose from a wide range of viewing angles and zoom with confidence. The CMOS image sensor can offer great auto foucs even while you shoot.

Fast sharing and saving, simply

Fast sharing and saving, simply
Wi-Fi Connectivity* The NX20’s Wi-Fi connectivity* lets you connect your NX20 to a wireless network. Save photos and videos directly to a computer or cloud service** while you shoot, email them, print them wirelessly, or upload them to Facebook® or YouTube®***. This is great for when you don’t want to lose a great shot, or have limited storage space, or remembering to bring the right cable along. *Internet connection required. Data download and usage charges apply. ** Cloud storage requires separate registration with a third-party storage provider. Usage is subject to service agreements. Internet connection required. Data download and subscription charges may apply. *** Samsung does not approve use of this feature to infringe copyright laws.

Clear AMOLED Swivel Display

Clear AMOLED Swivel Display
The Clear AMOLED Swivel Display allows you to frame images and shoot from just about any angle. The NX20’s AMOLED display has deep blacks and great accuracy, vivid colours-even when viewed in direct sunlight. You’ll know almost right away if your shot is the one you want. The display also delivers great battery life so you can shoot for long periods .
Control your speed

Control your speed

1/8000 Fast Shutter Shutter speed can make the difference between capturing an iconic image and missing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The NX20’s 1/8000 shutter speed gives you the flexibility to shoot outstanding shots —at varying speeds and light exposures. The NX20’s shutter can adjust itself automatically as it senses environmental factors such as temperature and camera direction. Also the electronically controlled focal-plane shutter helps to reduce exposure errors.

A great window on the world

A great window on the world
SVGA EVF A key feature of the NX20 is the built-in electronic view finder (EVF). The NX20 provides photographers with a exceptional window into reality for both short and long distances. So now you can impressively frame each shot with minimal guesswork.
High Speed Capture

High Speed Capture

The NX20’s High Speed Capture capabilities lets you catch fleeting moments and fast-moving objects without requiring a separate sensor module. The NX System features an ultra-high-speed Auto Focus. Its outstanding algorithm delivers fast accuracy auto focus. The NX20 can shoot at 8 frames per second for outstanding continuous shooting, and shutter lag is just 40ms.
Wide Range ISO (12800, 7 steps)

Wide Range ISO (12800, 7 steps)

Wide Range ISO makes most lighting situations outstanding. The ability to shoot as high as ISO 12,800 at normal settings means that also in low light, you’ll get rich tonal gradations and virtually true-to-life colours. You can also capture clear, crisp images of fast-moving objects.
i-Function 2.0

i-Function 2.0

The i-Function 2.0 system makes it easy to adjust key camera settings through a single button and the value ring located on the lens, instead of the body. Designed for the novice and expert alike, i-Function 2.0 lets you quickly choose the settings that best fit the moment—and your expertise.


Just one HDMI code is all it takes to connect your Camera / Camcorder directly into your compatible TV, computer or DVD player. With Camera / Camcorder, making professional quality videos is just as easy as sharing them.

Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeCMOS
  • Sensor Size23.5 x 15.7mm
  • Effective PixelApprox. 20.3 Mega-pixels
  • Total PixelApprox. 21.6 Mega-pixels
  • Color FilterRGB Primary Colour Filter


  • MountSamsung NX
  • Usable LensSamsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount
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  • i-FunctionI-Scene (depends on Lens) Smart Filter (Vignetting, Minature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, Defog, Halftone Dot) i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0)

Image Stabilisation

  • typeLens Shift (Depends on Lens)
  • modeOIS Mode1, Mode2, OFF

Distortion Correct

  • modeLDC On / Off (Depends on Lens)

Dust Reduction

  • typeSuper Sonic Drive


  • typeSwivel Type AMOLED
  • Size3"
  • ResolutionVGA (640 x 480) 614k dots ( PenTile ) OCR
  • Field of ViewApprox. 100%
  • User DisplayGrid (4types), Histgram, Icons: On / Off, Distance Scale: ft, m, Off, Electronic Level


  • typeEVF w / Eye Contact Sensor
  • ResolutionSVGA Class (800 x 600) 1,440,000 dots Equiv.
  • Field of ViewApprox. 100%
  • MagnificationApprox. 1.04X (APS-C. 50mm. -1m-1)
  • EyepointApprox. 18.0mm
  • Diopter AdjustmentApprox. -4.0 ~ +4.0m-1


  • typeContrast AF
  • modeSingle AF, Continuous AF, MF
  • Focusing pointSelection: 1 point (Free selection) Multi: Normal 15 points, Closeup 35 pointsFace Detection: Max. 10 faces
  • AF-assist lampYes

Shutter Speed

  • typeElectronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
  • SpeedAuto: 1/8,000 seconds ~ 30 seconds (w/E-Shutter) Manual: 1/8,000seconds ~ 30 seconds (w/E-Shutter, 1/3EV step) Bulb ( Limit time: 4 minutes)


  • Metering SystemTTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segmentMetering: Multi, Centre-weighted, SpotMetering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
  • Compensation±3EV (1/3EV step)
  • AE LockAEL Button
  • ISO EquivalentAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200, 6,400, 12,800 (1 or 1/3EV step)(1)

Drive Mode

  • modeSingle, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE, WB, PW)
  • ContinuousJPEG: High (8fps) up to 11 shots, Low (3fps) up to 15 shots selectableBurst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 releaseRAW: High (8fps), Low (3fps) selectable up to 8 shots
  • BracketAuto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW
  • Self Timer2 - 30 seconds (1 second Step)
  • Remote ControllerSR2NX02 (via Micro USB port)


  • typeTTL Auto Pop-up flash
  • modeSmart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, OFF
  • Guide Number11 (at ISO 100)
  • Angle of View Coverage28mm Wide-Angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
  • Sync. SpeedLess than 1/180 second
  • Flash Compensation-2 - +2 EV (0.5 EV step)
  • Internal FlashYes
  • External FlashSamsung External Flash available (SEF-42A, SEF220A: Optional)
  • Synchro (Flash attachment)Hot Shoe

White Balance

  • modeAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)
  • Micro AdjustmentEach 7 Steps in Amber, Blue, Green, Magenta Axis

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range ExpansionSmart Range On / Off

Picture Wizard

  • modeStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1 ~ 3)
  • ParameterContrast, Colour, Saturation, Sharpness


  • modeSmartAuto (2.0), Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Custom, Lens Priority, Scene, Movie, Wi-Fi
  • Scene ModeLive Panorama (2d, 3D), Beauty Shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach&Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo
  • Sound PictureJPEG Only, Sound Recording Time (Before and after Shooting each 5 seconds or 10 seconds)
  • Image SizeJPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2.0M (1728 x 1152), 5.0M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7.0M (2640 x 2640), 4.0M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW: 20.0M (5472 x 3648)
  • QualitySuper fine , Fine, Normal
  • RAW FormatSRW (Compressed)
  • Color SpacesRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Smart FilterVignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus

Image Play

  • typeSingle image, Thumbnails (3, 15, 40 images), Slide show, Movie
  • Smart FilterMiniature, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Halftone Dots, Sketch, Fish-Eye, De-fog Negative JPEG (3:2): 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 5.0M (2736 x 1824), 2.0M (1728 x 1152) JPEG (16:9): 6.2M (3328 x 1872), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1): 6.0M (2448 x 2448), 4.0M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024)
  • EditingSmart Filter, Red-eye fix, Backlight., Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Vignetting

Movie Clip

  • FormatMP4 (H.264)
  • CompressionMovie: H.264 / Sound: AAC
  • modeProgram, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • RecordingWith Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time: 25 minutes)
  • Frame Rate30fps, 24fps (1920 x 810 Only)
  • Image Size1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing (Default: 1920 x 1080)
  • Movie EditingStill Image Capture, Time Trimming
  • SoundStereo Sound
  • Smart FilterVignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative
  • Multi-Motion Recordingx0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
  • QualityHigh Quality , Normal


  • MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC (guarantee up to 128GB)
  • File formatRAW (SRW), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), DCF, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
  • Capacity (2GB)20.0M RAW: Super Fine 37, Fine 47, Normal
    5,120.0M (3:2): Super Fine 186, Fine 365, Normal
    5,3710.1M (3:2): Super Fine 397, Fine 727, Normal
    10,475.9M (3:2): Super Fine 628, Fine 1,172, Normal
    16,482.0M (3:2): Super Fine 1,633, Fine 2,752, Normal
    3,566 Burst (5.0M): Super Fine 733, Fine 1,354, Normal
    188,516.9M (16:9): Super Fine 230, Fine 450, Normal
    6,587.8M (16:9): Super Fine 487, Fine 922, Normal
    13,144.9M (16:9): Super Fine 749, Fine 1,381, Normal
    19,202.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1,579, Fine 2,675, Normal
    348,113.3M (1:1): Super Fine 290, Fine 562, Normal
    8,177.0M (1:1): Super Fine 538, Fine 1,014, Normal
    14,374.0M (1:1): Super Fine 897, Fine 1,627, Normal
    22,321.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2,654, Fine 4,072, Normal
    4,954 Movie: 1920 x 1080 30p: High Quality 17m 35 seconds, Normal
    21m 56s 1920 x 810 24p: High Quality 19m 0 second, Normal
    23m 43s 1280 x 720 60p: High Quality 20m 16 seconds, Normal
    25m 17s 1280 x 720 30p: High Quality 29m 10 seconds, Normal
    36m 20s 640x480 30p: High Quality 73m 26 seconds, Normal
    91m 0s 320x240 30p: High Quality 236m 16 seconds, Normal 287m 12 seconds(2)


  • LanguagesKorean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese

Direct Print System

  • PictBridgeYes


  • typeGeo-Tagging with Option GPS Module (WGS84)
  • FunctionLocation Name (OSD) (English and Korean only), Google Map Link (with Intelli-Studio)


  • Digital Output ConnectorUSB 2.0 (HI-SPEED) (micro USB Jack)
  • Video OutputNTSC, PAL (user selectable) HDMI 1.4a: (1080i, 720P, 576P / 480P)
  • External ReleaseYes


  • Power Source

    • typeRechargeable battery: BP1310 (1300mAh) Charger: BC1310
  • Battery180 minutes / 360 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension

    • Dimension (WxHxD)122.0 x 89.6 x 39.5mm (excluding the projection part)
  • Weight341g (without batteries and Memory card)
  • Operating Temperature0 - 40°C
  • Operating Humidity5 - 85%

S/W and PC OS

  • Bundle PC S/WIntelli-studio 3.0, Samsung RAW Converter 4, PC Auto Backup, Adobe Reader
  • Compatible OSWindows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7


  • WirelessIEEE 802.11n support. Cloud. Email. Auto Backup. Remote Viewfinder. Mobile Link. Wi-Fi Direct. TV Link. Social Sharing

System Requirement

  • Windows

    • GeneralPC with processor better than Intel Pentium III 500MHz (Intel Pentium 800MHz or higher recommended) Windows XP, Vista, 7 Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) 250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended)USB portCD-ROM drive 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (24-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft Direct X 9.0c or later
    • Intelli-Studio 3.0Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz or higher / AMD AthlonTMFX, 2.6GHz or higher Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended) 250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended) "1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024 pixcels, 32-bit colour display recommended)" USB 2.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or laternVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher# 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 are not supported
    • Samsung RAW Converter 4Windows XP, Vista, 7 "Intel Pentium, AMD Athlon Processor (Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or later recommended)" 1GB or more RAM recommendedMinimum 100MB of available hard disk space 1024 x 768 pixels, Full Colour (24-bit or higher) colour display compatible monitor
  • Macintosh

    • GeneralPower Mac G3 or laterMac OS 10.4 or later Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk spaceUSB portCD-ROM drive
    • Samsung RAW Converter 4Mac OS X v10.6 / v10.5 / v10.4 "Power PC / Intel Processor-based or compatible computer (Core 2 Quad or later recommended)" 1GB or more RAM recommended Minimum 100MB of available hard disk space 1024 x 768 pixels, 24-bit colour display compatible monitor


User Manual

5.24 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Other Manuals (1)

Software (2)

  • Samsung RAW Converter(-)


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    Samsung RAW Converter (English / Mac)

    [Samsung RAW Converter] Software Download Guide (English)

    Samsung RAW Converter is the program to develop Samsung RAW file.

    You can transform RAW file image into JPEG or TIFF file.

    This software is the exclusive use of DNG and SRW file, it only works on Mac OS.

    This program is compatible on Mac OS 10.3 10.7.

    [Supported Products]

    SAMSUNG NX20, NX210, NX1000, NX200, NX100, NX11, NX10, NX5, WB2000, WB5500/HZ50W, WB5000/HZ25W, GX20, GX10, EX1

    But, this program does not support RAW file shoot by other brands products. (Only supports .DNG/.SRW shoot by Samsungs products.)
  • Samsung RAW Converter(-)


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    Samsung RAW Converter (English / Windows)

    [Samsung RAW Converter] Software Download Guide (English)

    Samsung RAW Converter is the program to develop Samsung RAW file.

    You can transform RAW file image into JPEG or TIFF file.

    This software is the exclusive use of DNG and SRW, it only works on Windows OS.

    This program is compatible on Window 7(32bit OS), but Window 7(64bit OS) does not support this program. [Supported Products] SAMSUNG NX20, NX210, NX1000, NX200, NX100, NX11, NX10, NX5, WB2000, WB5500/HZ50W, WB5000/HZ25W, GX20, GX10, EX1

    But, this program does not support RAW file shoot by other brands products. (Only supports .DNG/.SRW shoot by Samsungs products.)

Firmware (3)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 39.01 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    1. Title - NX20 firmware v1.16
    2. Carrier or Corporate Customer - open market
    3. Description

    1. Improved EVF brightness control

    1. Support compatibility of new lens(16-50mm-S, 16-50mm-Power Zoom)
    2. Other bugs are fixed

    1. Improved lens interface of new lens(10mm)

    1. Improve AF fail error with 18-200mm Lens
    2. Improve displayed program AE on EXIF error when shooting bulb mode

    1. Improve that exposure does not work after shooting in bulb mode 30sec
    2. Other bugs are fixed

    1. Improve image Compatibility with Galaxy Camera
    2. Improve Wifi Compatibility
    3. Other bugs are fixed

    1. Improve Wifi connective stability
    2. Reduce time until first shot after power on.
    3. Improve punt error in small aperture(F5.6 or higher) condition with 85mm Lens
    (It need to upgrade 1.10 Firmware 85mm Lens)
    4. Improve Shutter lag on MF ASSIST with With 60mm Macro Lens
    5. Compatibility for new lens (12-24mm)
    6. Add traditional Chinese character in WiFi mode (Hong Kong only)
    7. Other bugs are fixed

    1. Support External Mic
    2. Horizonal Calibration menu is added
    (MENU-Settings2-Display adjust-Horizontal Calibration)
    3. WiFi Compatibility and other bugs are fixed
    4. Grid Line Menu Name was changed
    5. Support Russian SNS and keypad, Taiwanese keypad(Only for Russia and Taiwan)
    6. Support Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic and Persian
  • Lens Upgrade File

    All OS, 0.37 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    This is the latest LENS firmware package.
    To maximize improved firmware performance, body firmware should be the latest version.

    1. 18-55mm-III (v1.11)
    - Improved OIS performance
    - Improved the DMF sense of rotation for MF ring
    - Add new function for NX30 - Enable 3 steps control of DMF sensitivity

    2. 18-55mm-I (v1.20), 18-55mm-II_iFn (v1.10),
    20-50mm-I (v1.10), 20-50mm-II (v1.00), 20mm (v1.10),
    50-200mm-I (v1.20), 50-200mm-II_iFn (v1.10)
    - Change the sense of rotation for MF Ring. (Opposite position)
    - Reduce the Current consumption when lens operated.
    - Improved infinity AF(Auto Focus) accuracy at fireworks mode.

    3. 18-200mm (v1.10)
    - Improved NX200 movie mode aperture noise
    - Improved OIS current and noise

    4. 30mm (v1.22)
    - Intermittent failure of DMF that occurs when user press half shutter is fixed.
    - Accuracy of auto focus has been improved.

    5. 85mm (v1.10)
    - Back focusing problem of small aperture is fixed.

    [How to check the Lens firmware version]
    Please select the menu in the following order.
    Menu -> Setup -> Device information

    [How to update the Lens firmware]
    1) Download the lens firmware file into the root directory of the SD memory card.
    - When you upgrade the lens firmware, the lens which you upgrade must be attached on the camera.
    - If you can not attach the lens to the camera, you can not not upgrade it.
    - The file name of lens firmware is ''lens.bin''
    - If there is a difference between attached lens and lens firmware file, you can find the ''File Error'' message.
    2) Insert the SD card on which the lens firmware file is to be saved and then turn on the camera.
    3) Please select the menu in the following order.
    Menu -> Setup -> Device Information -> Firmware Update -> Lens Firmware -> ''Yes''
  • Upgrade guide

    All OS, 0.27 MB, pdf, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    Firmware upgrade guide for NX20
    Please refer to the guide.

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