Canon EOS 7D vs Samsung NX30

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Canon EOS 7D
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
3.7mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 27.7mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3.7mm longer).
Eight diaphragm blades Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has eight diaphragm blades, however the Samsung NX30 only has two diaphragm blades.
12m flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has 12m flash guides, however the Samsung NX30 only has 11m flash guides.
60% wider field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a field of view of 160%%, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 100%% field of view digital camera (60% narrower).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 1,037,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels lower).
0.04x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a lens magnification ratio of 1xx, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 0.96xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Four hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 7D takes 800 shots shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX30 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are better
The Canon EOS 7D has an average expert review score of 90% based on 44 reviews, whereas the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Canon EOS 7D has an average user review score of 96% based on 760 reviews, whereas the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 88% (based on 19 reviews).
14 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel count of 20.3MPMP, but the Canon EOS 7D is only an 18MPMP digital camera (2.3MP lower). 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.

13% more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a total megapixel count of 21.6MPMP, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 19MPMP digital camera (2.6MP less).
0.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Canon EOS 7D (3.5).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 308mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 172mm longer than the Canon EOS 7D (308mmmm).
Two hundred and twenty-eight more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Samsung NX30 is 247, but the Canon EOS 7D only has 19 auto focus points.
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (13 lower).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375gg digital camera. That's 445g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D (375gg). 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.

Lighter lens weight Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 578gg lens weight digital camera. That's 52g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D (578gg).
5.1mm shorter lens length Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a lens length of 105.5mmmm, but the Canon EOS 7D is a 110.6mmmm lens length digital camera (5.1mm longer).
11.5mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 72mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 11.5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 7D (72mmmm).
$216 cheaper
The Samsung NX30 is $216 cheaper than the Canon EOS 7D.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Nine more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D has 7 awards.

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a megapixel count of 18MPMP, but the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera (2.3MP higher). 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.

14% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a total megapixel count of 19MPMP, however the Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MPMP digital camera (2.6MP more).
0.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 larger than the Samsung NX30 (3.5).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 136mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 172mm shorter than the Samsung NX30 (308mmmm).
Two hundred and twenty-eight less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 7D is 19, but the Samsung NX30 only has 247 auto focus points.
2x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (13 higher).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, however the Samsung NX30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is an 820gg digital camera. That's 445g heavier than the Samsung NX30 (375gg). 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.

Heavier lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 630gg lens weight digital camera. That's 52g heavier than the Samsung NX30 (578gg).
5.1mm longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a lens length of 110.6mmmm, but the Samsung NX30 is a 105.5mmmm lens length digital camera (5.1mm shorter).
11.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is an 83.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 11.5mm bigger than the Samsung NX30 (72mmmm).
$216 more expensive
The Canon EOS 7D is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by $216.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 sellers sells the Canon EOS 7D, but 6 sellers sell the Samsung NX30. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over two years older
The Canon EOS 7D is older than the Samsung NX30 by three years.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D has received 7 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
9 Reasons Against
3.7mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a minimum focal length of 27.7mmmm, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3.7mm shorter).
Only two diaphragm blades Edit
The Samsung NX30 has two diaphragm blades, however the Canon EOS 7D only has eight diaphragm blades.
Only 11m flash guides Edit
The Samsung NX30 has 11m flash guides, however the Canon EOS 7D only has 12m flash guides.
60% narrower field of view Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a field of view of 100%%, however the Canon EOS 7D is a 160%% field of view digital camera (60% wider).
Nine hundred and nineteen times lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels higher).
0.04x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.96xx, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is a 1xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Four hundred and fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX30 takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 7D only takes 800 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 90% (based on 44 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 96% (based on 760 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
maclife.com: Awesome Award
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photozone.de: Recommended
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16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
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What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP 20.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 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
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 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
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
19MP 21.6MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 5.6
Minimum Aperture
4 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
136mm 308mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27.7mm
Focal Length Range
70 - 300 18 - 55
Lens
 Telephoto
 Telephoto
Lens Structure
15/10 18/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Samsung NX
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
8
BEST
2
Filter Size
58mm 58mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus Point
19 247
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Interval
0.06s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide
12m
BEST
11m
Flash Sync-Speed
BEST
1s
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
160%
BEST
100%
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.96x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB A
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,30
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
100ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -4 - 1
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 EST
 SER
 LAV
 LIT
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 EST
 SER
 LAV
 LIT
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 375g
BEST
Height
110.7mm 95.5mm
Depth
73.5mm 127mm
Width
148.2mm 41.7mm
Lens Weight
630g 578g
BEST
Lens Length
110.6mm 105.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
83.5mm 72mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
800 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 40 5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher

Other Features

Weight
0.82kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
148.2 x 73.5 x 110.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Mode
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista,OS X v10.4-10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30-1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Magnification
0.26x Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support Unknown - Click to provide data
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