When you first start up the NX 2000 you hear a sound that’s strikingly simliar too an old dot matrix printer. Well don’t worry it’s not your report card printing, it’s the autofocus on this compact DSLR. I’d say the NX 2000 is an old printer with a view finder attached but it doesn’t have a view finder.
“I wouldn’t buy it…but you can”
Once the camera has started it automatically dumps you in “Smart Auto” mode. Which after trying time after time for a week to use the so called smart mode I have come to the conclusion that it is useless. Every time I am trying to snap a shot in smart mode it just keeps refocusing disallowing me too actually snap the picture, and the far too rare moments when it actually sets off the shutter you end up with an image that just looks out of place. On the bright side there is a manual option that allows you to control both the focus and zoom via the lenses two control rings, once you’re in manual you can take full advantage of the cameras 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The testshots I took in manual looked beautiful once I got too see them in full glory on my Retina Macbook Pro, but on the built in touchscreen they looked dingy. If you’re in anyway a professional photographer. i can tel you off the bat that this camera is not for you. It doesn’t offer much in controls and can be limiting, but if you are a casual photo taker looking for an upgrade in quality and expandability from your phone or point and shoot this may be a viable option. Even then though I’d just wait for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Camera. The NX2000 is priced at $599.00 and that’s a lot of money for some people, especially considering you don’t get much for what you pay. I gave it a 6 out of 10.