dealssamsung nx200 digital camera for $549.99 + $5.00…

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IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE MIRRORS. I HATE MIRRORS!

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No mirror means no optical viewfinder. I dislike using an LCD display to take pictures.

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looks kinda weird, but chicks dig it.

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megapixels, super ISO, super fps...super specs for the spec readers. If they want to sell real specs, then sell one with a f1.4 lens.

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@lwang: That high iso doesn't mean much at all since I can slap on one of my 1.4 or 1.8 lenses and shoot at lower ISOs on my camera. It's really a waste of a high ISO to have such a slow lens.

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@craigthom: For this particular camera, you're right about "no mirror means no optical viewfinder," however, there are cameras that use a transparent mirror to accomplish the task of using an optical viewfinder but still allowing you to take video. Sony’s SLT-A77 is an example of this.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/08/sony-a77-with-fancy-transparent-mirror-tech/

Just for the record, I'm not a fan of this transparent mirror technology so am only stating this as an FYI.

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First page "If you want a bright picture, you better aim that Samsung away my bracket."
What's with "away my bracket" ?

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An f1.4 lens would add a few hundred to the price.

The specs of this thing do look great. The reviews are good, too. I guess this is for people moving up from point-and-shoots who have no experience using an SLR.

(And it's an AMOLED display, not LCD, so it's going to be brighter in sunlight, but it's still holding the camera in front of your face and staring at the display.)

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@craigthom: not necessarily since some cameras (not this one though) might have the range finder type system that was previously used by small P&S digitals until it was dropped to save money.

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@thomasr: Yes, necessarily, because it's obvious from the picture that this camera doesn't have a rangerfinder, and we are discussing this camera.

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At this price point you'd be better off with a Canon powershot G12.

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@glendower: what does aperture have to do with speed? speed = shutter, hole size = aperture, no?

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at this price you could get a cannon rebel slr system from costco!

honestly, the selling point for these cameras is size. no mirror = small body. i travel quite a bit with my cannon. and there are times when I wish my camera was smaller and lighter. i do take my point and shoot with me for when we go out and i need something in my pocket. but as all of you know, the picture quality is night and day. and i can't shoot manual on my point and shoot. well, actually, i can, but it's nowhere as good as the slr shots..

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@tewkewl: ISO speed = speed of the film, not speed of the shutter. This is approximated in the digital world. It has more to do with exposure time than anything else.

Aperture + Shutter Speed + ISO/ASA speed = Exposure Time.

You can vary any of these to achieve any number of cool or crappy effects.

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@madmango: I doubt they will ship free from the UK

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@lumpthar: +1 for

'You can vary any of these to achieve any number of cool or crappy effects.'

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@tewkewl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_speed

A lens with a larger maximum aperture (that is, a smaller minimum f-number) is a fast lens because it delivers more light intensity (illuminance) to the focal plane, allowing a faster shutter speed.

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@jmbunkin: probably should have been 'from my bracket'. i guess they are punning on March madness and Camera's bracket mode abilities.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracketing

In photography, bracketing is the general technique of taking several shots of the same subject using different camera settings.

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Hip Hip Hooray for glorified point-n-shoots!!!

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20+ Megapixel. Redonkulous. I guess if I want to make my own wallpaper?

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@madmango: and the only payment method they take is bank transfer...yeah right.

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I've had my fill of bulky DSLRs, this has the same size sensor and more pixels than a cheekily named "Rebel T3i". It's also less than half the weight, physical dimensions, same-spec'd kit lenses. And that's a "compact" DSLR (and $250 more). Don't get me wrong, I'm a long time Canon fan, but their small-dimensioned point-n-shoots don't impress me and I refuse to be a Rebel sheep.
If you want a fast prime lens for this (and I do), there's a sweet 85mm f/1.4 and a 30mm f/2 available. The best part about this camera is getting to thumb one's nose at the self-important "pros" with lesser spec'd bricks around their necks.

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Here's a great article by Trey Ratcliff (stuckincustoms.com), the famous HDR photographer, about how mirrorless cameras will replace DSLRs.
http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/01/04/dslrs-are-a-dying-breed-3rd-gen-cameras-are-the-future/

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can you use all samsung and pentax lenses dslr lenses with this

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@jamesbottomtooth nope - it's a spoof on clockwork orange

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@canstandyea: It uses a brand new NX mount. You could use old Samsung and Pentax lenses, but you'd need an adapter. And afaik there aren't any autofocus adapters. (I could be wrong about that though)

This is a good camera at a good price, but I personally am more interested in the Sony NEX-5n.

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@mkottman08: Remember Jannard saying that the future of stills is video?

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@nosty: You'd give up APS-C for a lousy 1/1.8" and far fewer controls? I'll stick to shooting in things other than broad daylight.

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If you want something that takes better pictures than a point and shoot and equal or better than most entry level dSLR, but not the bulk of a dSLR, then mirrorless camera is the way to go. This one is spec'd pretty nice, especially for the price. Amazon has it on sale for $750. DPReview gave it an okay review. You can buy better lenses for it too. I shoot with dSLR cameras all the time, from a Canon 1D with 400mm f/2.8 lens to my event rigs. But many times, I just don't want all that bulk, but still want the quality. Mirrorless cameras, like this one, is the answer.

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I agree. At this price with a full sized sensor,Good photo IQ,small size, and the ability to swap out lenses make this a great deal. The other Samsung lenses that are available for this camera are very highly rated by users. The next cheapest price I could find for this camera from a reputable dealer was about 150.00 more expensive. I wish it had an EVF option, but at this price I am more than willing to overlook that omission.

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@cinders00: I strongly considered the Sony NEX-5N, but the difference in price and especially the absence of a hotshoe for other flash equipment on the NEX-5N were deal-breakers. I really couldn't afford the NEX-7. For me, it was this or the Panasonic G3.