Lytro Illum vs Samsung NX30

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Lytro Illum
Samsung NX30

Top Prices

Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
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CompAdvance
Out of stock
eBay
MobiCity UK
Out of stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Samsung NX30 (100).
7% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum camera shutter speed of 32s. That's 2s longer than the Samsung NX30 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Two memory slots Edit
The number of memory slots on the Lytro Illum is two, but the Samsung NX30 only has one memory slot.
Larger screen size Edit
Lytro Illum is 4" screen. That's 1" larger than the Samsung NX30 (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.

63% bigger battery capacity Edit
The Lytro Illum has a battery capacity of 3,760mAh. That's 2,350mAh bigger than the Samsung NX30 (1,410mAh).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.6 smaller than the Lytro Illum (5.6).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 22,400 higher than the Lytro Illum (25,600).
Lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, however the Lytro Illum is a 940g digital camera (565g 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.

Cheaper by £26
The Samsung NX30 is £26.41 cheaper than the Lytro Illum.
Fifteen more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, but the Lytro Illum has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX30 is 83%, whereas the average rating of the Lytro Illum is 68% (based on 39 reviews).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung NX30 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Lytro Illum is 85% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.6 bigger than the Samsung NX30 (5.6).
Seven times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 22,400 lower than the Samsung NX30 (25,600).
565g heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, however the Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera (565g lighter). 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.

More expensive by £26
The Lytro Illum is £26.41 more expensive than the Samsung NX30.
Fifteen less awards
The Lytro Illum has only received 1 award, but the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Lytro Illum is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 83% (based on 84 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 88% (based on 19 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Lytro Illum (100).
7% shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 2s shorter than the Lytro Illum (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Only one memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Samsung NX30 is one, but the Lytro Illum only has two memory slots.
34% smaller screen size Edit
Samsung NX30 is only 3" screen. That's 1" smaller than the Lytro Illum (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.

Two times smaller battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a battery capacity of 1,410mAh. That's 2,350mAh smaller than the Lytro Illum (1,410mAh).
Fewer sellers
The Samsung NX30 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Lytro Illum is stocked by 3 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.3MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 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
 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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
BEST
 RAW
Full-Frame Sensor Size
10.82 x 7.52 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.6MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
2 5.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
250mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
30mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
9.5 - 77.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 MP4
 H.264
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Self-Timer
2,10 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
940g 375g
BEST
Height
86mm 95.5mm
Depth
166mm 127mm
Width
145mm 41.7mm
Packaging Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh
BEST
1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel i5, AMD Phenom II x4
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
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