NX20 20.3MP NX SMART Digital Camera


Take stunning photos and then share them with everyone – wherever and whenever you want. The Samsung NX20 Smart Camera’s ultra-sensitive 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor delivers amazing detail for professional-quality photography. Its 1/8000 fast shutter speed and High Speed Capture capabilities give you the precision to take the perfect shot in a split-second opportunity. And, with built-in Wi-Fi, you can wirelessly share your photos on social networks, save them to computers or cloud services, and even print or email them. 4.75 5 4 reviews

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At a Glance

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Reality never looked so real

Reality never looked so real
20.3MP APS-C Sensor Customised for the NX System, the brand-new, professional-grade, 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor produces images that rival those of any premium DSLR. Each individual pixel has a large sensor area and receives more light, guaranteeing low noise levels, high dynamic range and accurate colour differentiation. The higher sensitivity allows you to shoot during low-light situations without graininess or other noise. The new sensor also provides Full HD video output capabilities.

Discover the true beauty of HD video

Discover the true beauty of HD video
1080P Full HD Stereo Movie Recording Built with 1080 30p Full HD movie recording capabilities, the NX20 transforms shooting video with a still camera into an art form. Choose from a wide range of viewing angles and zoom with confidence. The mirrorless CMOS image sensor offers precise auto focus even while you shoot. For a truly cinematic experience, there is an 18-200mm lens made exclusively for Full HD video available in the NX range.

Instant sharing and saving, simply

Instant sharing and saving, simply
Wi-Fi Connectivity The NX20’s Wi-Fi connectivity lets you connect your digital camera 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 straight to Facebook™ or YouTube. You’ll never have to worry about losing a great shot, running out of storage space, or remembering to bring the right cable along.

See more. Shoot more.

See more. Shoot more.
Clear AMOLED Swivel Display The Clear AMOLED Swivel Display lets you precisely frame images and shoot from just about any angle. Compared to the TFT-LCD found on most digital cameras, the NX20’s AMOLED display has deeper blacks and more accurate, vivid colours—even when viewed in direct sunlight. You’ll know right away if your shot is the one you want. The display also maximises battery life so you can shoot longer.
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 like the pros—at varying speeds and light exposures. The NX20’s shutter even automatically adjusts itself as it senses environmental factors such as temperature and camera direction. And the electronically controlled focal-plane shutter reduces exposure errors.

A better window on the world

A better window on the world
SVGA EVF A key feature of the NX20 is the built-in electronic view finder (EVF). Unlike many cameras in its class, the NX20 provides photographers with a true window into reality for both short and long distances. So now you can perfectly frame each shot without any guesswork.
A camera that’s quick on the draw

A camera that’s quick on the draw

High Speed Capture The NX20’s High Speed Capture capabilities let you catch fleeting moments and fast-moving objects without requiring a separate sensor module. The NX System features an ultra-high-speed Auto Focus that can rival that of almost any system camera. Its all-new, advanced algorithm delivers faster and more accurate auto focus. The NX20 can shoot at 8 frames per second for better continuous shooting, and shutter lag has been reduced to just 40ms.
Wide Range ISO (12800, 7 steps)

Wide Range ISO (12800, 7 steps)

Wide Range ISO makes any lighting situation the perfect one. The ability to shoot as high as ISO 12800 at normal settings means that even in low light, you’ll get rich tonal gradations and true colours. You’ll 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 cable is all it takes to connect your EV-NX20ZZBSBGB directly into your TV, computer or DVD player. With EV-NX20ZZBSBGB, 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) 1440000 dots Equiv.
  • Field of ViewApprox. 100%
  • MagnificationApprox. 0.68x (Equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera)
  • EyepointApprox. 18mm
  • Diopter AdjustmentApprox. -4 ~ +4m -1


  • TypeContrast AF
  • ModeSingle AF / Continuous AF / MF
  • Focusing pointSelection: 1point (Free selection)
    Multi: Normal 15points, Closeup 35points
    Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
  • AF-Assist LampYes

Shutter Speed

  • TypeElectronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
  • SpeedAuto: 1 / 8000sec. ~ 30sec. (w / E-Shutter)
    Manual: 1 / 8000sec. ~ 30sec. (w / E-Shutter, 1/3EV step)
    Bulb (Limit time : 4min.)


  • Metering SystemTTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment
    Metering : Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot
    Metering range : EV 0 - 18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
  • Compensation±3 EV (1 / 3EV step)
  • AE LockAEL Button
  • ISO EquivalentAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1 / 3EV step)

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 selectable
    Burst : 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release
    RAW : High (8fps), Low (3fps) selectable up to 8 shots
  • BracketAuto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW
  • Self-Timer2 - 30sec (1sec 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 1/180sec
  • Flash Compensation-2 - +2EV (0.5EV 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), Programme, 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 sec or 10 sec)
  • Image SizeJPEG (3:2): 20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (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), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024)
    RAW: 20M (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), 5M (2736 x 1824), 2M (1728 x 1152)
    JPEG (16:9): 6.2M (3328 x 1872), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
    JPEG (1:1): 6M (2448 x 2448), 4M (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
  • ModeProgramme, 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)20M RAW: Super Fine 37, Fine 47, Normal 51
    20M (3:2): Super Fine 186, Fine 365, Normal 537
    10.1M (3:2): Super Fine 397, Fine 727, Normal 1047
    5.9M (3:2): Super Fine 628, Fine 1172, Normal 1648
    2M (3:2): Super Fine 1633, Fine 2752, Normal 3566
    Burst (5M): Super Fine 733, Fine 1354, Normal 1885
    16.9M (16:9): Super Fine 230, Fine 450, Normal 658
    7.8M (16:9): Super Fine 487, Fine 922, Normal 1314
    4.9M (16:9): Super Fine 749, Fine 1381, Normal 1920
    2.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1579, Fine 2675, Normal 3481
    13.3M (1:1): Super Fine 290, Fine 562, Normal 817
    7M (1:1): Super Fine 538, Fine 1014, Normal 1437
    4M (1:1): Super Fine 897, Fine 1627, Normal 2232
    1.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2654, Fine 4072, Normal 4954
    Movie: 1920 x 1080 30p: High Quality 17m 35s, Normal 21m 56s
    1920 x 810 24p: High Quality 19m 0s, Normal 23m 43s
    1280 x 720 60p: High Quality 20m 16s, Normal 25m 17s
    1280 x 720 30p: High Quality 29m 10s, Normal 36m 20s
    640 x 480 30p: High Quality 73m 26s, Normal 91m 0s
    320 x 240 30p: High Quality 236m 16s, Normal 287m 12s*


  • 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
  • Battery180min / 360 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

  • Dimension

    • Dimension (WxHxD)122 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 / 7Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended)
      250MB of available hard disk space (1GB or more recommended)
      USB port
      CD-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 / 7
      Intel 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 pixels, 32-bit colour display recommended)
      USB 2.0,
      Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
      nVIDIA 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 recommended Minimum 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 later
      Mac OS 10.4 or later
      Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended)
      Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space
      USB port
      CD-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

Ratings and Reviews (4)

Overall Ratings

4 out of 4 (100%) customers recommend this product





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Excellent and premium camera take your moment I love it

Wisconsin - Gender: - Age:
Very cool concept

Great pics, 20Mp resolution, auto transfer to pc with WiFi! Easy and intuitive setup and operation. What's not to like?

New Jersey, USA - Gender: - Age:
Great features i love

i just love it's wifi where i can upload instantly to my social networking account. I was choosing between Sony NEX7 and this one and after comparingit's feature decided to go for the Samsung NX20.

.. build quality was great as its features. The lens that came with it was ok but i wish you can buy just the body only . Overall it meets my camera needs.

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Stockholm, Sweden - Gender: - Age:
NX 20 - great features and IQ but handicapped by slow software

I do like the NX20 size and all the features and image quality is very good with a good lense. But the I have also missed some picture due to bugs inthe software as the camera sometimes suddenly freeze and has to be restarted.

I am sure Samsung would have been able to sort this out before the launch.

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User Manual

5.24 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

3 Feb, 2014

Other Manuals (1)

Software (2)

  • Samsung RAW Converter(-)


    30 Jul, 2012 tooltipbox

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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(-)


    30 Jul, 2012 tooltipbox

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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

    16 May, 2014 tooltipbox

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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

    2 Apr, 2014 tooltipbox

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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

    18 Sep, 2012 tooltipbox

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    Firmware upgrade guide for NX20
    Please refer to the guide.

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