Lytro Illum vs Samsung NX30

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Lytro Illum
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

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

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

Two memory slotss Edit
The number of memory slotss on the Lytro Illum is two, but the Samsung NX30 only has one memory slots.
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.

63% bigger battery capacity Edit
The Lytro Illum has a battery capacity of 3,760mAh. That's 2,350mAh bigger than the Samsung NX30 (1,410mAh).
Cheaper by £130
The Lytro Illum is £130 cheaper than the Samsung NX30.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX30 is 5.6 maximum aperture. That's 3.6 smaller than the Lytro Illum (5.6).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 22,400 higher than the Lytro Illum (25,600).
Lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, however the Lytro Illum is a 940g digital camera (565g heavier). Read more

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

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

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

Reasons Against

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

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

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

Older by five months
The Lytro Illum is five months older than the Samsung NX30.
Fifteen less awards
The Lytro Illum has only received 1 award, but the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Lytro Illum is only 68%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 83% (based on 84 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Lytro Illum is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 88% (based on 19 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Samsung NX30 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Lytro Illum (100).
7% shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 2s shorter than the Lytro Illum (30s). Read more

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

Only one memory slots Edit
The number of memory slotss on the Samsung NX30 is one, but the Lytro Illum only has two memory slotss.
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.

Two times smaller battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a battery capacity of 1,410mAh. That's 2,350mAh smaller than the Lytro Illum (1,410mAh).
More expensive by £130
The Samsung NX30 is £130 more expensive than the Lytro Illum.
Fewer sellers
The Samsung NX30 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Lytro Illum is stocked by 3 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
BEST
Megapixel
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.3MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
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
 RAW
 JPG
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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2 5.6
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
250mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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 off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
2
BEST
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Calm
 Vivid
 Calm
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
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

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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