Nikon D800E vs Samsung NX30

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Nikon D800E
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
16MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 20.3MP digital camera (16MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

15.2MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a total megapixel count of 36.8MP, but the Samsung NX30 is only a 21.6MP digital camera (15.2MP less).
Marginally larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Five hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D800E is 900.00, but the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 19 expert reviews, the Nikon D800E has an average review score of 93%, however the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).
10 Reasons For
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon D800E (25,600).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon D800E (60fps).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D800E (1,037,000 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 0.96x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.26x higher than the Nikon D800E (0.96x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, but the Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera (525g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Samsung NX30 is 95.5mm tall. That's 27.5mm shorter than the Nikon D800E (95.5mm).
Thinner Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 41.7mm deep digital camera. That's 39.8mm thinner than the Nikon D800E (41.7mm).
19mm narrower Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 127mm wide digital camera. That's 19mm narrower than the Nikon D800E (127mm).
Cheaper by £1,416
The Samsung NX30 costs £1,416.41 less than the Nikon D800E.
Thirteen more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Three times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800E has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800E has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800E has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800E has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, however the Samsung NX30 is a 0.96x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.26x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

59% heavier Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera. That's 525g heavier than the Samsung NX30 (375g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Nikon D800E is 123mm tall, but the Samsung NX30 is a 95.5mm tall digital camera (27.5mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Nikon D800E is an 81.5mm deep digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 41.7mm deep digital camera (39.8mm thinner).
19mm wider Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 146mm wide digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 127mm wide digital camera (19mm narrower).
£1,416 more expensive
The Nikon D800E is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by £1,416.41.
Over one year older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Samsung NX30 by 21 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
6 Reasons Against
79% lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 16MP lower than the Nikon D800E (20.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

71% less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 15.2MP less than the Nikon D800E (21.6MP).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D800E (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Only 360.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung NX30 is 360.00, but the Nikon D800E only takes 900.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
The Samsung NX30 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Nikon D800E is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Samsung NX30's average expert score is 83%, however the Nikon D800E's is 93% (based on 19 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
36.3MP
BEST
20.3MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3600 x 2400
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 3600 x 2400
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
36.8MP
BEST
21.6MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 5:4
BEST
 16:9
 5:4

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 308mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.7mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 200
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 18/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Samsung NX
 Nikon F
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus Point
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.96x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 375g
BEST
Height
123mm 95.5mm
BEST
Depth
81.5mm 41.7mm
BEST
Width
146mm 127mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 578g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Weight Including Battery
1kg Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
900 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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