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Samsung NX300M Digital Camera

£202.22
MILC 20.3MP CMOS 2x Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Easy to use
Good battery life
11 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Three experts from sites including dkamera.de, fotohits.de and techtudo.com.br have rated this camera on average 84%.

Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Design

Easy to Use

Two people concluded that it was easy to use. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Easy to Use”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who bought the Samsung NX300M said that it had a good battery life. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good Battery Life”. Steve the Rx Man said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Battery life was very good”.


Good in Low Light

Two customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was good in low light. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned two years ago “Good in Low Light”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung camera was released in November 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung NX300M supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX300M supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung NX which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX300M 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 digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung digital camera. This digital 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 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 typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 310 grams, the Samsung NX300M has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NX (410g and higher rated), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) (214g and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (246g and higher rated).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX300M supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99), the Samsung NX, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX300M supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the display diagonal of the Samsung NX300M of 3.31 inches is one of the largest. The smallest display diagonal of cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 2.5", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX300M has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX300M has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX300M has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the DSC-HX60V (£198.99), or the DSC-RX100 (£233.99) both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) which all of have better reviews.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX300M has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most cameras of this age and spec have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2976x1984, 1728x1152, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3712x2088, 2944x1656, 1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2640x2640 and 2000x2000 and 1024x1024. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20.3MP digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung NX.

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

The Samsung NX300M has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 34x.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100 (£233.99) (54x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Samsung NX300M has a quite small maximum aperture number (22) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8 and the smallest is 130.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung NX300M has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 84.7 millimeters) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 360mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.7 millimeters, the Samsung NX300M has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.5mm to 75mm.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX300M has an external flash connector, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX300M has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Memory

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the Samsung NX300M has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The smallest maximum memory card size of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 1GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung NX300M features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX300M has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Samsung NX300M features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung NX300M has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX300M has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX300M is more than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Samsung camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this 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 nx310m, samsung nx300m
Barcodes 00887276683799, 00887276695655, 00887276967899, 08806086082815, 08806086082846, 08806086084048, 08806086084079, 08806086314558, 08806086474733, 08806086550574

Samsung NX300M Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung NX300M review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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