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The NX200 has much sleeker lines than its predecessor, plus a new kit lens that's less compact but feels much nicer to operate. This model also lacks a built-in flash; instead, it comes with an add-on flash that uses the hot shoe and folds down.

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Without a lens, the camera is relatively compact, but with anything larger than a pancake prime it loses its pocketability.

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View from the sides.

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With the exception of the i-Function system, the controls and layout are typical.

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The mode dial offers the usual operations--manual, semimanual, automatic, and scene exposures, plus a movie mode, panorama and Magic, with frames and special effects.

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It's worth pointing out that Samsung does a very nice job on its interface graphics. These are the special effects.

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This is the limited control panel you get in the Magic modes.

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This is the main Smart Panel. It's organized and attractive, but I wish you could customize it to show only a selected group of options for faster navigation.

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