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Samsung NX300 Digital Camera

MILC 20.3MP CMOS 2x Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Twenty-one industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
255 Reviews + 21 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Nine people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “With its competitive price tag, abundance of features”. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au said in their Samsung NX300 review “A good camera and great value”. Believeme wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com two years ago “Good value for price” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Three customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was expensive. Ragnathebloodedge said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “Those are so expensive”. Bjorn D. wrote on expert website Amazon “The lens lacks an image stabiliser (which the more expensive, heavier and bigger 18-55 has” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mavis said on expert review site Amazon “Really good product, even a little bit expensive”.

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Reviews

Twenty-One Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras love this high megapixel camera and have given it twenty-one awards.

This Samsung camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this digital camera was superb.

The authors at review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at five additional expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this high megapixel camera. This Samsung digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pcauthority.com.au, Pocket Lint and Hardwarezone.com.ph.

This camera received a "Silver" award from both review websites Onfoto.ru and Digifotopro.nl, both of which said that this Samsung camera was very good.

The author at review websites Itproportal.com wrote that this Samsung digital camera was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fifty expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this digital camera has an average expert rating of 83%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 253 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 89 out of 100. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 7,714 owner and expert reviews (including 311 verified purchases) for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 93% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Sixteen owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Stuart Parkinson rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Around the £500 band there is not another camera available that is as nicely built, easy to use, or feature packed” in his Samsung NX300 review. He also wrote “This ease of use without having to scroll through menus with fiddly buttons is very important (in my opinion) because you want to be able to change your settings” in his review. Picturenewbie rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “It takes amazing pictures and is super easy to use”.

Three customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Misham67 mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “MENU easy to understand without reading any instruction”. Drbob said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Menus are simple and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. C. Rabe wrote on expert review site Amazon “FULL control over settings”.

Two people who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. Rabe mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Makes it much easier to hold”. Sarah wrote “The body is very compact and easy to hold”.

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Nice Design

Thirteen owners concluded that the Samsung NX300 was good looking. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The new model is more stylish when viewed from the front” . Expert website Telegraph.co.uk said “It makes pretty decent cameras, too” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Paullll wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “Very stylish and easy to use”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. B Craw mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The buttons on the back are well organized”. Jon Seymour wrote on expert review site Amazon “A really neat feature is "Best Face" which actually takes 5 different shots in succession” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers agreed that it was ergonomic. B Craw scored it 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Ergonomics are excellent” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago C. Pirson mentioned on expert website Amazon “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”.

Two people who bought it agreed that it was retro. Gardening Girl mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It is very attractive, has a retro look” although they only rated the product 60 out of 100. R. Patel wrote on expert review site Amazon “This still has a retro feel to it.”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-three owners thought this digital camera was good quality. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said four years ago “Its image quality is clean and sharp, o”. They also wrote “It offers a classic leatherette skin draped over a sleek metal body” in their review. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It's well made, well designed, well thought out”.

Robust

Five people who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Etorres mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The camera is well built”. Samsunguser said two years ago “The built quality seems ok” in their Samsung NX300 review nonetheless they rated it 20 out of 100. B Craw mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The build quality of the camera is reasonably good; it feels solid” and scored it 80 out of 100.


Features

Good Technical Features

Seven customers who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's still a seductive snapper with plenty of great features”. 504francis said on expert website Bestbuy.com “This is a great camera with a lot of good features”. Hamada mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “The overall quality of the photos and features are great” in their Samsung NX300 review yet they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.


Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-two people reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago expert review site Popphoto.com said “It can produce extremely detailed images, with accurate colors” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned also four years ago “Image quality is excellent”. Expert website Digitalspidey.com said in their Samsung NX300 review “It delivers high quality pictures”.

Four owners agreed that it was good in low light. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “Low light performance is among the best you could hope” in their review of this digital camera. Zeusmcgill said on expert website Bestbuy.com “This camera, compared to any other similar cameras, is the best deal for the money! Image quality is outstanding, even in low light”. R. Patel rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The other nice thing with this camera is it's low light performance”.

Three owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Ubergizmo.com said “It’s easy to bring along for city walks or travel, makes shooting fun” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago expert review site Pinoytechblog.com wrote “Capable of shooting RAW files”. Gardening Girl said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “The articulated screen allows you to hold the camera above your head and still see what you are shooting” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Video Capture

Six owners who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. Four years ago expert website Popphoto.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Its dedicated movie button lets you switch to recording video quickly”. Hamada mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is very noticeable in video mode where you end up with many objects out of focus for a second or two”. Freddy Xt said “The video recording really exceeded my expectations”.

Good Quality Lens

Seven customers who bought the product thought it had a good lens. Misham67 said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “First of all it small and light with very good lens and touch screen”. Critcritter wrote in their Samsung NX300 review on expert review site Bestbuy.com three years ago “The kit lens is very sharp”. Cmontano mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The manual focus on the lens is great, definitely give that a go! It'll focus onto the fine hairs on someone's arm across the room”.

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. C. Rabe said on expert review site Amazon “Focus is fast and accurate” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. P. A. Smith mentioned on expert website Amazon “The ultra sharp and fast auto focus and the unbelievable 1/6000 shutter speed”. Jon Seymour said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “This means you can rapidly swap focus between background or foreground depending on your subject”.

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Lj636 mentioned “Unfortunately it didn't have a high enough zoom for us so we returned it”. Three years ago Paul scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Great Zoom” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Zeusmcgill said on expert website Bestbuy.com three years ago “The screen is incredibly sharp” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Four years ago Stuart Parkinson mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Big sensor, good picture quality, very solidly built, small size, great screen, ample features, easy to use” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. C. Rabe wrote on expert review site Amazon also four years ago “The touch screen is definitely less responsive” in their Samsung NX300 review.

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago New Photographer With a New Toy mentioned “The remote viewfinder is also really cool! So far we are very happy with the camera” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Misham67 said on expert website Bestbuy.com “Quick recharge”. Two years ago Nickpa wrote on expert website Amazon “The battery drains FAST”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A luxurious compact system camera with big improvements across the board”. Macworld.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Mac World “Plethora of intelligent controls are worth investigating before you decide which compact system camera to buy” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Chelles mentioned “Nice it is compact it can fit in purse” in their Samsung NX300 review but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

Four owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good body shape. Raeleen wrote two years ago “Nice camera, very fast and body is beautiful!” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. C. Pirson mentioned “Otherwise the camera body is brimming with tech” in their review of this digital camera. Bjorn D. scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “It's also very light (at least the body is fully made of plastic, including the lens mount”.

Two owners who bought it said that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote “A little bulky.”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert website Digitalspidey.com mentioned four years ago “That's because it is so lightweight”. Three years ago Greatbeck wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The lightweight of the overall camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX300 has a relatively standard weight (284 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was August 2014 when Samsung released the NX300.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX300 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung NX300 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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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 high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Samsung camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 810 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Samsung NX300 has one of the largest display diagonals (3.31 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age. The display diagonals of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 2.5" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX300 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX300 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX300 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this age and type have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung camera have still image resolution(s) 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. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels digital camera.

Alternative 20.3MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Samsung NX2000.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Leica M (£3,879) (24MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX300 has an external flash connector. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX300 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Samsung NX300 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Samsung NX300 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Samsung NX300 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Histogram

The Samsung NX300 features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung NX300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung NX300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX300 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Samsung camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung evnx300zbttgb, samsung evnx300zbsvus, samsung evnx300zbfugb, samsung evnx300zbatgb, samsung evnx300zbavus
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Samsung NX300 Review Sources

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