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Samsung NX30 Digital Camera

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48 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a similar age and type, this Samsung camera is one of the most awarded.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Altomdata.dk, Smartson.se, M3.idg.se, Pocket Lint, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com all decided that this digital camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both thought that this Samsung digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewer at What Digital Camera thought that this camera was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fourty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Samsung camera has an overall expert rating of 83%. This puts this digital camera in the top 16% of all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 88% on average.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and wrote “Crucially, images are fantastic” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Two years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The NX30 can capture clear and vibrant images” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Samsung has struggled to capture the attention of the interchangeable lens camera-buying public in the past few years, despite the fact that many of its cameras produce excellent images” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased it said that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Samsung NX30 “The DSLR-like NX30 features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, tiltable electronic viewfinder (XGA, 2,359K-dot resolution), 3-inch swivelling Super AMOLED touchscreen, ISO range” . Tomsguide.com said “Feel of a DSLR, Samsung's NX30 packs mirrorless camera benefits, including rapid shooting and an innovative viewfinder” in their Samsung NX30 review.

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Good Size

Eleven people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. P. F. Barrett wrote in their review of the Samsung NX30 on Amazon two years ago “So I decided to get a compact system camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In the same month Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Samsung NX30 is a new, traditionally-styled APS-C compact system camera” and rated the product 5 stars. Macworld.com rated it 4 stars and said on expert review site Mac World “The NX30 is a mirror-less compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Samsung NX30 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Macworld.com said “You aren't overly keen on a DSLR's weight, consider investigating Samsung's relatively lightweight Smart Camera NX30” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “Handles like a proper DSLR, yet aren't overly keen on a weighty device, then investigate Samsung's relatively lightweight NX30” . Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review “Camera almost feels too lightweight with a bit too much plasticExtendable EVF feels like overkill or a gimmick when paired with articulated display screenNFC (Near Field Communication”.

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Nice Design

Some Samsung NX30 reviewers thought this digital camera was good looking. P. F. Barrett mentioned “Colours are beautifully balanced and well saturated (with the assistance of a UV file [although this is mainly to protect the lens]” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Trustedreviews.com said in their Samsung NX30 review “The NX30 offers some eye-catching innovation w”. Expert website Dxomark.com said in their review of this digital camera “Samsung's NX30 offers is a well-rounded camera with a pretty decent level of capability both in the extended feature set” .

A number of people reckoned that this digital camera was a good design. Ephotozine.com gave the Samsung NX30 a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Ephotozine two years ago “The Samsung NX30 improves over the NX20 in a number of ways, including a more Digital SLR styled design, with improved grip” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in the same month “An outstanding feature set and smart design to very good effect” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Expert website Alphr.com said “Image quality, features and design make this a tempting –”.

One Samsung NX30 reviewer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was ergonomic. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “A solid all-rounder with exceptional ergonomics”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “The NX30 combines some neat innovations”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Samsung NX30 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was mirrorless. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review “The Samsung NX30 is an excellent mirrorless camera with a unique titling EVF.”. Macworld.co.uk said in their Samsung NX30 review “Technically it's a mirror-less compact system camera CSC”. Expert website Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned in their Samsung NX30 review “The Samsung NX30 is a mirrorless 'midrange' camera with interchangeable lens” and rated the product 78 out of 100.

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Digitalversus.com wrote two years ago “A tilt EVF”. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned “Although it shares the familiar guise of the Samsung NX20 with its built-in EVF thi”.

Some Samsung NX30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. P. F. Barrett mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “When you are using the view finder the preview is displayed in it”. Expert website Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in October last year “It has an electronic viewfinder and an LCD screen” in their review.

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good screen.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who bought the product considered that it had good features. David mentioned “Has more features than you can through a stick at including wifi that actually works (eventually”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “It has more DSLR-like features and qualities than smaller, lighter CSC” and scored it 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “It has lots of features that allow it to be” in their review.

Good Connectivity

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX30 was wifi compatible. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung NX30 ($999.99 with 18-55mm lens) is the company's most full-featured mirrorless camera to date, thanks to innovations like an integrated, articulated electronic viewfinder and class-leading Wi-Fi” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Expert review site Pdnonline.com wrote two years ago “Of all the imaging companies out there, Samsung is the best at integrating easy-to-use wireless connectivity into i”. Pdnonline.com also said “Televisions, Samsung's cameras have the best built-in wireless connectivity of any out there”.

One Samsung NX30 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Andy_atgc said in their review “The other socket under that cover is for HDMI” and gave the Samsung NX30 a score of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Several Samsung NX30 owners considered that this digital camera was good for video recording. P. F. Barrett mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Oh and the movie facility is excellent”. P. F. Barrett also said “Mind you a 64GB SDXC card has only capacity for 21 mins of video at it's full HD 50p mode!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Update 31st July 2014I have now taken about 150 shots”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “The camera can record Full HD video (we're confirming exact specifications) with stereo sound”.

Easy to Use

A few Samsung NX30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Mr. J. Elias mentioned “She is learning fast because of this cameras ease of use! Feels nice”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “It's a great camera to use”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “This DLSM is easy to use, comes with a swivel touchscreen” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One Samsung NX30 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was easy to handle.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung NX30 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. David said two years ago “The image quality is better than my MFT 14-42mm” and rated the product 5 stars. In the same month P. F. Barrett said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Video quality is fantastic”. Expert review site Tbreak.ae gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Samsung NX30 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in the market with a solid image quality that will silence the worst of mirrorless critics”.

Robust

Three Samsung NX30 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “A 3inch tilting screen, as well as a tilting electronic viewfinder (EVF), along with built in Wi-Fi, NFC”.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Reviewed.com wrote “Unless you're looking for a more rugged, weather sealed camera with advanced controls like the Olympus OM-D E-M1 or the Panasonic Lumix GH4”. Two years ago expert website Todayonline.com wrote in their Samsung NX30 review “The NX30 is sturdy”.

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Good Brand

Samsung is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has good reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the Samsung NX30 reckoned that it was quiet. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Is a very discreet and quiet camer”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Samsung NX30 owners agreed that it was good value for money. David wrote “I am going to buy the NX1000 because of the massive price drop and the 18-200mm lens”. Expert website Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Fuji's X-T1, this Samsung NX30 is more affordable than its rivals”. Jamonline.ph mentioned “If you want to spend your money for a nice mirror-less camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

One person considered that the Samsung NX30 had good technical guidance. Expert website Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. Andy_atgc wrote two years ago “Samsung recently announced a more advanced standard zoom” in their review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Samsung NX30 supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price], the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX30 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX30 also support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung NX30 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung NX30 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The Samsung NX30 has one of the highest megapixel counts (20.3 megapixels) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel count of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the NX30 is 16MP.

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Light

With a weight of only 375 grams, the Samsung NX30 is one of the lighter cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX30 amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 have weights of between 120g and 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] (492g), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] (390g).

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of cameras of a similar type and age to the NX30 range from 24fps to 120fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 36fps. The Samsung NX30 has one of the higher JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the NX30 the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have checked, the maximum ISO speed of the Samsung NX30 of 25,600 is one of the highest.

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247 Auto Focus Points

247 auto focus points

Most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 255 auto focus points, including the Samsung NX30 which has 247 auto focus points.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung NX30 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 20s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Samsung NX30 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age, the Samsung NX30's total megapixel count of 21.6 megapixels is one of the most. The average total megapixel count of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 300,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX30 is 890mAh, the biggest is 1,500mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,100mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,410 milliampere * hour, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX30.

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Very High Display Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has one of the higher display resolutions (1,037,000 pixel) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 have display resolutions of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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1.4 HDMI Version

The Samsung NX30 supports a 1.4 HDMI version which is newer than the 1.3 HDMI version supported by most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The HDMI version of all similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30 ranges from 1.3 to 1.4b.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5472 x 3648 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the NX30.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung NX30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Samsung digital camera support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 810 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Samsung NX30 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NX30.

Across comparable types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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11 Flash Guides

The Samsung NX30 has more flash guides than most of the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX30. Most of the cameras that are a similar age to the NX30 only have between 1 and 10 flash guides, however this Samsung digital camera has 11 flash guides.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX30 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

The Samsung NX30 has a quite small minimum RAM requirement (only 256 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The smallest minimum RAM requirement of bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NX30 is 250MB and the biggest is 520MB.

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Supports One Power Source

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Samsung camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

The minimum hard disk spaces requirement of cameras of a similar type and age to the NX30 range from 110MB to 1GB. At only 110 megabytes, the Samsung NX30 has a quite low minimum hard disk space requirement compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX30 that we have assessed, the Samsung NX30's width of only 41.7 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the widths range from 41mm to 140mm.

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20 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support video recording. The Samsung NX30 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Samsung NX30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30, the Samsung NX30 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NX30 do not have a GPS. The Samsung NX30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX30 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 have digital zooms of between 2x and 130x.

There are a number of alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (4x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Diaphragm Blades

The Samsung NX30 is a two diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the NX30. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung NX30 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Neutral and Vivid are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung NX30 is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NX30. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

The lens magnification ratios of cameras of a similar type and age to the NX30 range from 0.96x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 10x. With a lens magnification ratio of only 0.96 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX30 has one of the lower lens magnification ratios amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 27.7 millimeters, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NX30. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 28mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of cameras of this type and age range from 84mm to 1,600mm. The Samsung NX30 has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 308 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Heavy Lens Weight

When compared to other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the lens weight of the Samsung NX30 of 578 grams is one of the heaviest. The average lens weight of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 210g.

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Very Long Lens Length

The shortest lens length of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX30 is 29mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average lens length is 55mm. When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX30 that we have assessed the lens length of, the Samsung NX30's lens length of 105.5 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Very Big Lens Diameter

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NX30, the Samsung NX30's lens diameter of 72 millimeters is one of the biggest. The lens diameters of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30 range from 56mm to 72mm, and the average lens diameter is 61mm.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most digital cameras of this age and type have between one and three supported batteries, including the Samsung NX30 which has one supported battery.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of cameras of this spec and age is 3.5, and the minimum apertures range from 2.6 to 19. At 3.5, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NX30.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX30, the flash sync-speed of the Samsung NX30 of 1 second is one of the longest. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the flash sync-speeds range from 0.00062s to 1s.

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Thick

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NX30 the depths range from 22mm to 150mm, and the average depth is 97mm. With a depth of 127 millimeters, the Samsung NX30 is one of the thicker similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the NX30 amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX30

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the NX30 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Samsung NX30 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the RX10[pl_2051754_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at including the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] (MS Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Samsung NX30 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
HDMI Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(84)
23 January 2015

The Samsung NX30 is a mirrorless 'midrange' camera with interchangeable lens and an APS-C format 20 megapixel sensor. It looks like an SLR, but it isn't: it has an electronic viewfinder and an LCD... Read more…

18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

19 November 2014

Samsung's NX30 is the latest camera in the Korean company's NX mirrorless series. Unlike its cousin, the rangefinder-like NX300, the NX30 sports a traditional DSLR form factor.This is to... Read more…

13 August 2014

Samsung is one of the more underrated camera companies on the market. While it's mostly known for smartphones and televisions, Samsung's cameras have the best built-in wireless connectivity of any...

14 July 2014

Samsung is primarily a technology company, and not the first thing that'll pop in to your head when somebody starts talking about higher end, enthusiast imaging equipment. That could start... Read more…

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User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by PhilS
PhilS would recommend the Samsung NX30

Nice ergonomics in terms of the grip and button placement. EV +/- button can be hard to feel with right thumb, but rest of buttons are well placed with good tactile feel. The 'drive' dial has... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2014 by Stan
Stan would recommend the Samsung NX30 (Verified Purchase)

I recently bought it sight unseen from B & H. It has not as yet been released in Australia. It is vast improvement on the NX10. I take photos of birds, as a hobby - not big deal stuff but enough... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2014 by R54
R54 would recommend the Samsung NX30

The Samsung NX30 is a GREAT camera... the view finder is such a plus... the image quality in low light is amazing and the video quality is "WOW" I can shoot 1980x1080p 60p can't do that on my 5D... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by ELW
ELW would recommend the Samsung NX30

Churned through many cameras since getting in to digital interchangeable lens cameras 2 years ago (Olympus E-PL5, traded for an E-P5, then a Nikon D3300 along side a Samsung NX300 and many, many... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Lic John
Lic John would recommend the Samsung NX30

Full manual control, a lot of fun shooting modes, connected 4G LTE network at all the time with T-mobile for paying just extra $ per mo. for 5GB data on top of my mobile phone plan.(it can bus... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung nx30, samsung w1855, samsung nx30b, samsung evnx30, samsung nx30bo, samsung w1855m, samsung w1855mm, samsung samnx30, samsung evnx30z, samsung nx30bod, samsung evnx30zz, samsung nx30body, samsung samnx30b, samsung samnx30bk, samsung sasevnx30, samsung evnx30zzb, samsung sasevnx30z, samsung evnx30zzbg, samsung sasevnx30zz, samsung evnx30zzbgb, samsung sasevnx30zzb, samsung evnx30zzbgbu, samsung sasevnx30zzbg, samsung evnx30zzbgbus, samsung sasevnx30zzbgb
Barcodes 00006509704583, 00009203176903, 00617689591578, 00636983485086, 00636983485093, 00636983485109, 00636983485116, 00636983485123, 00636983485130, 00636983485147, 00636983485154, 00636983485307, 00636983485314, 00636983485321, 00636983485338, 00636983485345, 00636983485352, 00636983485369, 00636983485376, 00887276956152, 08806085972698, 08806085972810, 08806085973589, 08806085978430, 08806086135337, 08806086170024, 08806086202442, 08806086456364, 08806086739931

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