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Samsung NX30

£425.90
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning bridge camera, perfect for wildlife photography
Bridge 20.3MP Yes CMOS Jul 2015
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Samsung NX30 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Samsung NX30 number 185 across all digital cameras.
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93 Reviews + 16 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 65?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 16 awards including a "Recommended" award from Altomdata.dk plus eight other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Samsung digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, product quality and superior technical features.
The NX30 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
Very small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 127 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 122 in sports photography cameras, but good for everyday photography, ranking number 124 in everyday photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £279.99 on eBay 74 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 52% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Samsung NX30 Video Reviews


How Big is the Samsung NX30?

The Samsung NX30 is 41.7mm wide and 95.5mm tall. It is 127mm deep and weighs 375g.

Samsung NX30 front dimensions

Samsung NX30 size in context

Samsung NX30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

16 Industry Awards

This Samsung digital camera has received 16 awards from experts in digital cameras.

The writers at review sites Altomdata.dk, Gagadget.com, Smartson.se, M3.idg.se, Vido.com.ua, Techradar, Alphr.com, Pocket Lint and Trusted Reviews all concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at review sites Reviewed.com, Digitaltrends.com and Tomsguide.com all decided that this Samsung camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Samsung digital camera received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera who thought that this digital camera was marvellous.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that this digital camera was very good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

43 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 82%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, NX30 owners rated this camera as superb. 26 reviewers (94% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good viewfinder and two people agreed that the Samsung NX30 had a good screen.

  • When you are using the view finder the preview is displayed in it…
  • Love the adjustable viewfinder and also rotating 3" screen…
    Jakesj (Walmart.com) - September 2015
  • The display is so amazing! The ergonomic design is perfect for medium hands…
  • The view finder is such a plus…
  • The additional features are very nice, like a fully articulating screen and END, 1/8000 shutter speed, digital video stabilization, time lapse interval photos, added buttons, full manual controls from phone app, custom on dial presets, etc…
    ELW (Bhphotovideo.com) - September 2014

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Two customers concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good features.

Users Report Nice Design

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Samsung Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 6,711 expert and owner reviews (including 1,798 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews. We also found that Samsung has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under 3 years old, however at £425.90 it is more expensive than 62% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Samsung NX30 and the United Kingdom price of £425.90 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $489.00 (£636.78).

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Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Samsung NX30 of 20.3MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Samsung NX30 is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Samsung NX30 of 25,600 is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Samsung NX30 of 3.5 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX30 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Samsung NX30 of 375g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX30 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Samsung NX30 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Samsung NX30 is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Samsung digital camera supports still image resolutions of 5472 x 3080 pixels, 3648 x 3648 pixels, 3888 x 2592 pixels plus 9 more values. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX30 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX30 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX30 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX30 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Samsung NX30 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Samsung NX30's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung NX30 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Microphone in

The Samsung NX30 has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX30 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Samsung NX30 of only 2x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1920 x 810|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung NX30's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 308mm is fairly long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX30 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The Samsung NX30 has more aspherical lenses than most of the digital cameras. Most of the digital cameras only have one aspherical lens, however this camera has three aspherical lenses.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung NX30's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Samsung NX30 has a USB connectivity. 87% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2015.


Product Identifiers

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