(Thanks to Ralph for permission to repost the text in nxcsc.com.)
Test publishers and professional reviewers do not dare to burn their fingers with Samsung (shame on dxomark + dpreview) and have never tried a “lab-based” pixel count of the new designed Samsung 20Mpix image engine. Unlike Magnus publisher (Germany): they published some pixel counting figures last week. To my surprise the NX200 performs amazingly well. Seems the NX200 is a fine weather beast and performs like a full frame cam (but only up to ISO 800).
Full review here.
Figures are relative from lab to lab, so I put NEX-5N aside (to have an idea how they compare):
(The measurement figures are property of Magnus Verlag)
This is a poor web-based translation of the editors image quality conclusion:
The many pixels of the NX200 produce a remarkably high border resolution: With scores over 1850 LP / BH between ISO 100 and 3200 the Samsung NX200 even surpasses the
Sony 24Mpix A77 camera. Compared with JPEG, this effect is only significant in the higher sensitivity range. Kurtosis can be significantly improved using raw: while the internal JPEG engine sharpens too strong and deletes fine details, Adobe Lightroom workouts can preserve …… (0,3 Kurtosis up to ISO 3200). Unlike the results of the Dead Leaves measurement:
The weak JPEG performance,even using raw, sinks further – the contrast curve drops relatively early under in the 50% mark, the picture makes a soft, undetailed and “washed-out” impression (612 LP / BH at ISO 100). The noise is in JPEG in RAW mode as pronounced (0.8 to 4.7 UN), the dynamics at most good at low ISO speeds.