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Lytro Illum vs Samsung NX30

Lytro Illum vs Samsung NX30

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Lytro Illum
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Significantly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 larger).
Larger display diagonal Edit
Lytro Illum is 4" screen. That's 1" larger than the Samsung NX30 (3"). Read more

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

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

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 9.3MP higher than the Lytro Illum (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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Samsung NX30 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Lytro Illum does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX30 is 6.3 maximum aperture. That's 4.3 smaller than the Lytro Illum (6.3).
19% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 308mm, however the Lytro Illum is only a 250mm maximum focal length digital camera (58mm shorter).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels. That's 653,000 pixels higher than the Lytro Illum (1,037,000 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Samsung NX30 has an HDMI, however the Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, however the Lytro Illum is a 940g digital camera (565g heavier). Read more

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

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

Fifteen more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, but the Lytro Illum has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX30 is 82%, whereas the average rating of the Lytro Illum is 68% (based on 42 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung NX30 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Lytro Illum is 79% (based on 38 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 11MP digital camera. That's 9.3MP lower than the Samsung NX30 (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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Lytro Illum is only 2 maximum aperture. That's 4.3 bigger than the Samsung NX30 (6.3).
24% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 250mm, however the Samsung NX30 is a 308mm maximum focal length digital camera (58mm longer).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a display resolution (numeric) of 384,000 pixels. That's 653,000 pixels lower than the Samsung NX30 (1,037,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, but the Samsung NX30 has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

565g heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, however the Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera (565g lighter). Read more

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

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

Fifteen less awards
The Lytro Illum has only received 1 award, but the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Lytro Illum is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 82% (based on 89 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is only 79%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 91% (based on 34 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
34% smaller display diagonal Edit
Samsung NX30 is only 3" screen. That's 1" smaller than the Lytro Illum (3"). Read more

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

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

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Older by one month
The Samsung NX30 is one month older than the Lytro Illum.

Awards

1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

21 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
11MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
10.82 x 7.52 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.6MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
2 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
250mm 308mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.5 - 77.8 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 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

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 247
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
384,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Calm
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Calm
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
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
Built-In Processor
Snapdragon 800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Modes
 3D Photography
 Landscape
 Portrait
 3D Photography
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
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
940g 375g
BEST
Height
86mm 95.5mm
Depth
166mm 127mm
Width
145mm 41.7mm
Package Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh
BEST
1,410mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
2450 x 1634 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2 GHz
Minimum RAM
4.1GB 256MB
BEST
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Lytro Desktop Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
F-Number (relative Aperture)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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