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Nikon D800E vs Samsung NX30

Nikon D800E vs Samsung NX30

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Nikon D800E
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

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

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

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

Marginally larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

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

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

Five hundred and fourty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon D800E is 900.00, but the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

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

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

Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 19 expert reviews, the Nikon D800E has an average review score of 93%, however the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 82% (based on 89 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, however the Nikon D800E does not.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX30 is 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D800E (1,037,000 pixels).
1.5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Samsung NX30 has an eye relief of 18.5mm, however the Nikon D800E is only a 17mm Eye relief digital camera (1.5mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

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

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

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

Thirteen more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D800E is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
Smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D800E has an eye relief of 17mm. That's 1.5mm smaller than the Samsung NX30 (18.5mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

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

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

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

Over one year older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Samsung NX30 by 18 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
4 Reasons Against
79% lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 16MP lower than the Nikon D800E (20.3MP). Read more

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

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

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D800E (3"). Read more

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

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

Only 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Samsung NX30 is 360.00, but the Nikon D800E only takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

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

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

Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Samsung NX30's average expert score is 82%, however the Nikon D800E's is 93% (based on 19 reviews).

Awards

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

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
36.3MP
BEST
20.3MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3600 x 2400
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 3600 x 2400
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
36.8MP
BEST
21.6MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 5:4
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 5:4
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 308mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Samsung NX
 Nikon F
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51 247
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 50
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
50
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x810@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -4 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
17mm 18.5mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 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
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 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
900g 375g
BEST
Height
121.92mm 95.5mm
Depth
81.28mm 127mm
Width
144.78mm 41.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
1kg Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL15 BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
900 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2 GHz
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 256MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Certificates

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Lens Cap Included
 Lens cap included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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