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Samsung NX300 Digital Camera

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MILC 20.3MP CMOS Mar 2015
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51 Reasons For

Twenty-One Industry Awards

This Samsung camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts of all the digital cameras of a similar type and age.

The experts at PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all thought that this MILC camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom wrote that this Samsung digital camera was very good.

Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pcauthority.com.au, Pocket Lint and Hardwarezone.com.ph all endorse this Samsung camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both thought that this camera was great. This Samsung digital camera received a "Silver" award from both Onfoto.ru and Digifotopro.nl.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fifty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this MILC camera has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 339 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 90 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several Samsung NX300 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Amazon Customer rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned “The state of the art is such that at this level most cameras will be pretty good at what they do” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also wrote “Absolutely gorgeous camera! I have nothing to say only the good”. C. Pirson mentioned “The high ISO performance is pretty good, especially in Jpeg format where Samsung have been able to tweak the noise reduction to suit the sensor.”.

Some Samsung NX300 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was ergonomic. C. Pirson said on Amazon three years ago “Ergonomics are good too, although the focus assist lamp is placed in such a way that you often cover it with your right middle finger” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was retro. Two years ago Gardening Girl wrote “It is very attractive, has a retro look” in their Samsung NX300 review. Three years ago R. Patel wrote on Amazon “This still has a retro feel to it.” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Jon Seymour said three years ago “A really neat feature is "Best Face" which actually takes 5 different shots in succession”. One Samsung NX300 reviewer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good case.

One Samsung NX300 owner who bought the product mentioned that it was smooth. Slim mentioned three years ago “So far everythi g is going smooth” however despite that they rated it 2 stars. One customer who bought it said that it was luxurious. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “A luxurious compact system camera with big improvements across the board”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers said that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said “Really should have a higher rating like 10, really easy to use” . Two years ago Ben Thompson said in his review of the Samsung NX300 on Amazon “Lot and lots of easy to use functionality! Fantastic”. Bjorn D. said on Amazon “It's better to rely on the handy EV scale on the display rather than on the optical impression from the screen” and scored this digital camera very highly.

Three Samsung NX300 reviewers concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. Rabe said in their review of the Samsung NX300 on Amazon three years ago “Makes it much easier to hold”. Sarah said “The body is very compact and easy to hold” in her Samsung NX300 review. Two years ago Gizmodo.in said in their review “Comfortable ergonomics”.

Three people who reviewed the Samsung NX300 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Gardening Girl said in their Samsung NX300 review “Other good features are the full range of settings expected in a digital camera, WiFi feature which worked really well in allowing me to upload pictures directly to Picasa”. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Kit lens has an iFn button for access to quick settings”. Gizmodo.in also said “Fn button provides quick access to settings”.

A few people said that it had a good experience. Bri-Smith2008 mentioned on Amazon “This camera will provide a good learning experience”. Sarah mentioned “This camera is my first real experience of the world of 'proper' DSLRs” in her review of the Samsung NX300 and rated it 4 stars.

One Samsung NX300 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung NX300 reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Isi wrote “Excellent camera which is easy to set up and use” in their review of the Samsung NX300 and scored this digital camera very highly.

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Good Technical Features

A few Samsung NX300 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. Three years ago C. Pirson wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's a good all-rounder with some useful features (the direct share to your Samsung smart phone is quite handy if you're into that kind of thing”. Cmontano mentioned on Amazon “Another thing I love is that everything is to hand, you can find all the buttons easily and move around the features quickly” in their review of the Samsung NX300. Sarah said “Smart, which provides a comprehensive collection of advanced features which I've had a lot of fun trying out”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a smart mode. Two years ago Gizmodo.in mentioned “Creative controls such as Smart Mode and Smart Filters Excellent manual focusing” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung NX300 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. @madesignuk wrote on Amazon “The camera is well refined, semi-pro camera overall quality is really impressive” in their review of the Samsung NX300. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung NX300 review on Amazon in December this year “So I am super happy! The quality of pictures is unbelievable! The camera is super small except for lens sticking out.” and scored this digital camera very highly. Bianca mentioned on Amazon in December last year “The quality output is superb! There is so much you can do with this camera”.

Good Size

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Addanki mentioned on Amazon “This is one of the best compact DSLRs available” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung NX300 review on Amazon “Video from this compact jewel”. Three years ago Bjorn D. said on Amazon “It can be retracted for transport which makes it rather compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people who purchased the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Bjorn D. mentioned three years ago “It's also very light (at least the body is fully made of plastic, including the lens mount”. C. Pirson scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “Otherwise the camera body is brimming with tech”. Digitalcamerareview.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “It offers a classic leatherette skin draped over a sleek metal body”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “* LCD screenA good size to make composition pretty easy, pivots upwards to 90 degrees to the body (useful for low level shots)” and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of customers who bought the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Bianca mentioned in her review “Don't want to lug around a bulky camera”. Sarah she wrote on Amazon “Not noticeably heavy, despite the metal casing”.

Several people considered that it was easy to carry around. P. A. Smith wrote on Amazon “This has that in spades, so much so that I will probably never use all of it!The camera itself is very light and easy to handle” in their Samsung NX300 review.

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Good Connectivity

Several Samsung NX300 owners who bought it agreed that it was wifi compatible. Bianca mentioned last year “Still loving it! It is worth noting that this camera has WiFi capabilities and when setup, is able to email photos or upload to Facebook directly from the camera!” in her Samsung NX300 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Brett Danger wrote in his review of the Samsung NX300 two years ago “Also have wifi built in so my wife can share”. Isi wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very good wifi capability”.

A few Samsung NX300 owners agreed that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity. Stuart Parkinson wrote in his Samsung NX300 review three years ago “Wifi connectivity is very useful.”. Gizmodo.in said “Wireless connectivity is a winner, though in remote control mode the camera reverts to fully auto” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in terms of USB connections. @madesignuk mentioned in their Samsung NX300 review “The dreadful uploading software - means that the old USB cable is best used!”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good value for money. C. Pirson said in their review “It's a nice package and pretty good value for what you get”. Enrique Gonzalez wrote on Amazon two years ago “The price is perfect and it comes with Adobe Lightroom” in his review of this digital camera. J Phillips said “The 18-500mm lens seems like it's designed more for video though has a nice £500 price tag” in their Samsung NX300 review and rated it as very good.

Six Samsung NX300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Bjorn D. wrote on Amazon “Less happy about the cheap feel of the lens (more about that later” in their review of this digital camera. Shoppinggeek wrote in their Samsung NX300 review “I'm surprised that a memory card does not come with the camera since they are so cheap and you cannot use the camera without one”. Stuart Parkinson mentioned on Amazon “Of the few that do feature a wheel I found them either cheap and plasticy or hard to turn” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Support

Several Samsung NX300 owners who purchased it said that it had good technical guidance. Jon Seymour gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review “For the more experienced photographer, there are many manual modes to choose from, so that you have a lot more control over the pictures that you wish to take”. Two years ago Mr. Jonny Blond wrote on Amazon “The manual and quick start was in German” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago expert review site Fatducktech.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “I went hands on with it, with a little help from the world's fastest man”.

Robust

Thirteen customers considered that it was well made. Enrique Gonzalez wrote “The camera built in presets do a fantastic job, I've taken hand-held night shots that would have never been possible with my Canon”. Stuart Parkinson mentioned in his Samsung NX300 review three years ago “Big sensor, good picture quality, very solidly built, small size, great screen, ample features, easy to use” and scored the product very highly. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “A good range of Wi-Fi features built in”.

Several customers who bought the product considered that it was reliable. Videomaker.com wrote three years ago “Fast, reliable autofocus, excellent color reproduction”. Expert website Alphr.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Feature-packed and with dependable image quality” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

One Samsung NX300 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote three years ago “Rating based on the 18-55mm kit Samsung's NX system has always faced tough competition from other CSCs, such as the Sony NEX, Panasonic G”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Bianca wrote on Amazon last year “With a little familiarization, who can take great professional looking photos”. Bjorn D. wrote on Amazon three years ago “Owning the Galaxy Camera for some months I was eager to pick up a camera which indeed delivers good quality pictures and a better usability (instead of the overladen”. Bjorn D. also wrote “The next day I went on a longer photo tour and was happy with the easy UI (touchscreen”.

Twelve customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago C. Rabe said on Amazon “They really have improved the sensor noticeably”. P. A. Smith wrote also three years ago “The phenomenal 20.3 megapixel sensor” and gave the Samsung NX300 a score of 5 stars. Also three years ago Videomaker.com mentioned in their review “With a 20.3 Megapixel APS - CMOS sensor the NX300 is capable o”.

Several customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Expert review site Smh.com.au said “The iLens has a button on the barrel giving instant access to ISO, exposure compensatio” in their review. Gizmodo.in mentioned two years ago “Large APSC sensor with excellent high ISO performance”. Gizmodo.in also mentioned “Relatively good high ISO performance”.

Some Samsung NX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX300 had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned on Amazon “This is a high resolution (20.3 mp), fast (1/6000 shutter speed” in their review. Gardening Girl wrote on Amazon “Still see what you are shooting” in their review of the Samsung NX300 however they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “Introduces a large 3.3inch 760k dot tilting touch-screen, improved focus speed and slightly quicker continuous shooting, as well as a new two-tone design, available in black/brown/white” in their review of this digital camera.

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in low light. R. Patel scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The other nice thing with this camera is it's low light performance” in their Samsung NX300 review. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review “Low light performance is among the best you could hope”. Gizmodo.in said “Startup and lowlight focusing could be quicker” in their Samsung NX300 review.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens. Bjorn D. mentioned on Amazon “The 20-50mm kit lens works much better than it looks” in their review of the Samsung NX300. C. Pirson said in their review of this digital camera “The lens (20-50mm) is good overall”. Cmontano mentioned on Amazon “Firstly - for anyone looking for the camera sans lens - their lens is fantastic” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

Fifteen people who purchased the Samsung NX300 said that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer said three years ago “8.6 fps) twin mode (still or full HD video) camera with fast auto focus and responsive almost everything” in their Samsung NX300 review. C. Rabe wrote in their Samsung NX300 review “Focus is fast and accurate” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Enrique Gonzalez he mentioned “It has 105 focus points vs 9 on the Rebels” in his review of the Samsung NX300.

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Good Video Capture

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. C. Rabe mentioned on Amazon “The video record button is better placed to prevent accidental pressing”. C. Rabe also said “Video is better overall, despite those issues above”. J Phillips mentioned on Amazon “The video quality is really good and the colour definition miles better than my old HD Panasonic camera”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Samsung NX300 owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good screen. C. Pirson wrote on Amazon three years ago “The screen is impressive - it's huge” in their review of the Samsung NX300. C. Rabe mentioned in their review “The touch screen is definitely less responsive” . Gardening Girl said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The newest model has a screen that flips up 90 degrees for selfies”.

A number of Samsung NX300 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung NX300 was mirrorless. R. Patel said on Amazon “These are mirror-less cameras” in their Samsung NX300 review. Three years ago Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX300 “The NX300 is a compact, mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera that allows you greater fle”. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The Samsung NX300 is a speedy mirrorless compact that captures excellent images” in their Samsung NX300 review and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Several Samsung NX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon three years ago “Others may simply prefer using a viewfinder for composition” and scored this digital camera very highly. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung NX300 “The lack of a built-in viewfinder will be off-putting for”.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung digital cameras and also specifically for Samsung MILC digital cameras and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings.

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Good Exposure Control

One Samsung NX300 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good exposure controls.

Good Battery Life

A few Samsung NX300 reviewers who purchased the Samsung NX300 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Nickpa said in December last year “The battery drains FAST” and rated the product 4 stars. Gizmodo.in said “Battery life drains quickly when WiFi is used” in their Samsung NX300 review.

Good Flash

Five people who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. Jon Seymour wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Bundled with the kit is a hot shoe micro flash, which is good enough for most tasks”. Sarah mentioned “An obvious omission compared to my old camera is the flash - there isn't one built-in”. Gizmodo.in said in their review of this digital camera “Lack of builtin flash”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NX300 range from 2.5" to 4.8". With a screen size of 3.31 inches, the Samsung NX300 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX300.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Samsung NX300 has a GPS, unlike most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX300 which do not have a GPS.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX300 which are not 3D compatible, the Samsung NX300 is 3D compatible.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung NX300 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX300 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX300, the Samsung NX300 has a built-in flash.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX300 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this type and age is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP. With a megapixel count of 20.3 megapixels, the Samsung NX300 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

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

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Samsung NX300 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras of this type and age.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Samsung NX300 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of cameras of this type and age is 23,000. At 25,600, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The Samsung NX300 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (22) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX300 range from 1 to 36, and the average maximum aperture is 14.

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Very Big Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Samsung NX300 has a very big frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. The frame rates of cameras that came out around the same time as the NX300 range from 1.5fps to 60fps.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX300 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this Samsung camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 1024, 1728 x 1152, 2000 x 2000, 2640 x 2640, 2736 x 1824, 2944 x 1656, 2976 x 1984, 3648 x 3648 and 3712 x 2088 and 3888 x 2592. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX300 the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768 and the best is 12416 x 1856.

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247 Auto Focus Points

247 auto focus points

The Samsung NX300 has more auto focus points than most of the MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300. This Samsung camera is a 247 auto focus point camera compared to most of the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX300 which only have between 11 and 246 auto focus points.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

Cameras that are a similar age to the NX300 have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 48MP. With a total megapixel count of 21.6 megapixels, the Samsung NX300 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Samsung NX300 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 100) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of cameras of this type and age range from 50 to 200.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX300 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 810|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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.

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AMOLED Display

The Samsung NX300 has a better display than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Samsung digital camera has an AMOLED display, whereas most cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. AMOLED are a type of OLED displays and have the same attributes as OLED displays and are far superior to LED TFT displays.

This camera's display (AMOLED) is in fact the best display amongst all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NX300.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung NX300 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Samsung digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NX300. The auto focus "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Samsung NX300 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.00556 seconds, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300 the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0031s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.89s.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300 the maximum focal lengths range from 27mm to 300mm. With a maximum focal length of 84.7 millimeters, the Samsung NX300 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few people agreed that the product was not noisy. Bjorn D. wrote on Amazon “The AF motor can be noisy and slow when it tries to lock on something” but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago R. Patel said in their review on Amazon “The images were very good, even after 12800 the noise and artifacts were limited”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX300, the Samsung NX300 does not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung NX300 is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX300 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung NX300 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX300 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300 is 1x and the biggest is 14x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NX300.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung NX300 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX300. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Samsung NX300 is a one aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age have between one and three aspheric elements.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Samsung NX300 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average JPEG frame rate of cameras of this type and age is 37fps.

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Very Big Minimum RAM Requirement

With a minimum RAM requirement of 512 megabytes, the Samsung NX300's minimum RAM requirement is one of the biggest amongst cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NX300. The minimum RAM requirement of MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX300 range from 250MB to 520MB.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 15s and the longest is 240s. At only 30 seconds, the Samsung NX300 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NX300.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.018m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.23m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.28 meters, the Samsung NX300 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

The average minimum hard disk space requirement of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NX300 is 960MB. The minimum hard disk space requirement of the Samsung NX300 of 8,250 megabytes is one of the highest amongst cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX300.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 284 grams, the Samsung NX300 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
HDMI Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(117)
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…

Excellent image quality
Fast autofocus
Focus magnification and peaking
Solid build
Intuitive menus and navigation
Battery charges incamera only
Battery life could be longer
LCDonly composition
No accessory viewfinder option
Lack of builtin flash
12 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Digital cameras have taken over the world. The world of photography has changed completely as a... Read more…

22 December 2013

But regular cameras are now catching up in the convenience stakes. Some have WiFi built in so you can send images to social networking sites, while compact system cameras offer the high-quality... Read more…

24 November 2013

One of the most significant developments in digital photography has been the introduction of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. By removing the mirror and optical viewfinder, manufacturers... Read more…

24 October 2013

Fast, reliable autofocus, excellent color reproduction and image quality are sure to make Samsung's NX300, a hit among both newbies and experienced shooters alike. The NX300 is a compact,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(235)
Reviewed 4 October 2013 by Amandell
Amandell would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

Had the camera for about a month and have been thrilled so far. I love the look and feel of it--reminds me of the old Nikkormat I had in high school--and am equally pleased with the image quality.... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by B craw

With a number of very good mirrorless cameras released in the last year or so, the NX300 didn't receive much attention. Samsung, in general, is gaining in acceptance by the serious photography... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2013 by 1Chrisxrs
1Chrisxrs would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

Easy to use right out of box but even more amazed after you find all the extras it does...

App and wifi integration
Photo quality
Ease of use
Lens options
Connectivity
Don't know yet
No Viewfinder
Short Battery Life
A little afraid will break the screen
Nothing
Reviewed 4 December 2013 by BriMW
BriMW would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

I love taking picture, though I'm not a professional photographer. I quickly noticed how much more true to life the color was on this camera than other's that I've used in the past. The pictures... Read more…

Reviewed 26 June 2014 by Annie
Annie would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

The camera takes wonderful pictures, up close, distance, inside and out, motion and still. and different light. The outcome was marvelous pictures of a marvelous vacation...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nx300m, samsung 2d3, samsung 2d3d, samsung w1855, samsung nx300, samsung nx300w, samsung lens45, samsung w1855m, samsung nx300b, samsung evnx300, samsung w1855mm, samsung nx300bl, samsung nx300wh, samsung lens45m, samsung nx300bla, samsung nx300whi, samsung lens45mm, samsung evnx300z, samsung evnx300zb, samsung nx300blac, samsung nx300whit, samsung evnx300zbt, samsung evnx300zbq, samsung nx300black, samsung nx300white, samsung evnx300zbs, samsung evnx300zba, samsung evnx300zbf, samsung evnx300zbst
Barcodes 00887276855387, 00887276855394, 00887276855400, 00887276981703, 00887276985619, 08806085425736, 08806085425743, 08806085454873, 08806085469495, 08806085471382, 08806085490178, 08806085509771, 08806085509788, 08806085509856, 08806085518803, 08806085518896, 08806085520516, 08806085520547, 08806085520561, 08806085542273, 08806085551497, 08806085565531, 08806085570610, 08806085576117, 08806085619326, 08806085635890, 08806085636323, 08806085636330, 08806085645578, 08806085645585

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