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Samsung NX30 Digital Camera

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46 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

This bridge camera digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts of all the digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The writers at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Altomdata.dk, Smartson.se, M3.idg.se, Pocket Lint, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Samsung camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com all of whom thought that this digital camera was exceptional.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both said that this Samsung digital camera was very good. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at What Digital Camera wrote that this camera was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fourty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Samsung digital camera has an average expert rating of 83%. This puts this bridge camera digital camera in the top 13% of all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera 88 out of 100 on average.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and wrote “Crucially, images are fantastic” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Two years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The NX30 can capture clear and vibrant images” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Samsung has struggled to capture the attention of the interchangeable lens camera-buying public in the past few years, despite the fact that many of its cameras produce excellent images” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased it said that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Samsung NX30 “The DSLR-like NX30 features a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, tiltable electronic viewfinder (XGA, 2,359K-dot resolution), 3-inch swivelling Super AMOLED touchscreen, ISO range” . Tomsguide.com said “Feel of a DSLR, Samsung's NX30 packs mirrorless camera benefits, including rapid shooting and an innovative viewfinder” in their Samsung NX30 review.

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Good Size

Eleven people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. P. F. Barrett wrote in their review of the Samsung NX30 on Amazon two years ago “So I decided to get a compact system camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In the same month Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Samsung NX30 is a new, traditionally-styled APS-C compact system camera” and rated the product 5 stars. Macworld.com rated it 4 stars and said on expert review site Mac World “The NX30 is a mirror-less compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Samsung NX30 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Macworld.com said “You aren't overly keen on a DSLR's weight, consider investigating Samsung's relatively lightweight Smart Camera NX30” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “Handles like a proper DSLR, yet aren't overly keen on a weighty device, then investigate Samsung's relatively lightweight NX30” . Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review “Camera almost feels too lightweight with a bit too much plasticExtendable EVF feels like overkill or a gimmick when paired with articulated display screenNFC (Near Field Communication”.

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Nice Design

Some Samsung NX30 reviewers thought this digital camera was good looking. P. F. Barrett mentioned “Colours are beautifully balanced and well saturated (with the assistance of a UV file [although this is mainly to protect the lens]” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Trustedreviews.com said in their Samsung NX30 review “The NX30 offers some eye-catching innovation w”. Expert website Dxomark.com said in their review of this digital camera “Samsung's NX30 offers is a well-rounded camera with a pretty decent level of capability both in the extended feature set” .

A number of people reckoned that this digital camera was a good design. Ephotozine.com gave the Samsung NX30 a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Ephotozine two years ago “The Samsung NX30 improves over the NX20 in a number of ways, including a more Digital SLR styled design, with improved grip” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in the same month “An outstanding feature set and smart design to very good effect” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Expert website Alphr.com said “Image quality, features and design make this a tempting –”.

One Samsung NX30 reviewer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was ergonomic. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “A solid all-rounder with exceptional ergonomics”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “The NX30 combines some neat innovations”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Samsung NX30 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was mirrorless. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their review “The Samsung NX30 is an excellent mirrorless camera with a unique titling EVF.”. Macworld.co.uk said in their Samsung NX30 review “Technically it's a mirror-less compact system camera CSC”. Expert website Camerastuffreviewcom mentioned in their Samsung NX30 review “The Samsung NX30 is a mirrorless 'midrange' camera with interchangeable lens” and rated the product 78 out of 100.

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Digitalversus.com wrote two years ago “A tilt EVF”. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned “Although it shares the familiar guise of the Samsung NX20 with its built-in EVF thi”.

Some Samsung NX30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. P. F. Barrett mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “When you are using the view finder the preview is displayed in it”. Expert website Camerastuffreviewcom wrote in October last year “It has an electronic viewfinder and an LCD screen” in their review.

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good screen.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who bought the product considered that it had good features. David mentioned “Has more features than you can through a stick at including wifi that actually works (eventually”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “It has more DSLR-like features and qualities than smaller, lighter CSC” and scored it 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “It has lots of features that allow it to be” in their review.

Good Connectivity

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX30 was wifi compatible. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung NX30 ($999.99 with 18-55mm lens) is the company's most full-featured mirrorless camera to date, thanks to innovations like an integrated, articulated electronic viewfinder and class-leading Wi-Fi” in their review of the Samsung NX30. Expert review site Pdnonline.com wrote two years ago “Of all the imaging companies out there, Samsung is the best at integrating easy-to-use wireless connectivity into i”. Pdnonline.com also said “Televisions, Samsung's cameras have the best built-in wireless connectivity of any out there”.

One Samsung NX30 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Andy_atgc said in their review “The other socket under that cover is for HDMI” and gave the Samsung NX30 a score of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Several Samsung NX30 owners considered that this digital camera was good for video recording. P. F. Barrett mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Oh and the movie facility is excellent”. P. F. Barrett also said “Mind you a 64GB SDXC card has only capacity for 21 mins of video at it's full HD 50p mode!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Update 31st July 2014I have now taken about 150 shots”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “The camera can record Full HD video (we're confirming exact specifications) with stereo sound”.

Easy to Use

A few Samsung NX30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Mr. J. Elias mentioned “She is learning fast because of this cameras ease of use! Feels nice”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “It's a great camera to use”. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “This DLSM is easy to use, comes with a swivel touchscreen” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One Samsung NX30 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was easy to handle.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung NX30 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. David said two years ago “The image quality is better than my MFT 14-42mm” and rated the product 5 stars. In the same month P. F. Barrett said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Video quality is fantastic”. Expert review site Tbreak.ae gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Samsung NX30 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in the market with a solid image quality that will silence the worst of mirrorless critics”.

Robust

Three Samsung NX30 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “A 3inch tilting screen, as well as a tilting electronic viewfinder (EVF), along with built in Wi-Fi, NFC”.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Reviewed.com wrote “Unless you're looking for a more rugged, weather sealed camera with advanced controls like the Olympus OM-D E-M1 or the Panasonic Lumix GH4”. Two years ago expert website Todayonline.com wrote in their Samsung NX30 review “The NX30 is sturdy”.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Samsung bridge cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Samsung is one of the superior brands.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the Samsung NX30 reckoned that it was quiet. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Is a very discreet and quiet camer”.

Good Support

One person considered that the Samsung NX30 had good technical guidance. Expert website Gizmodo.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. Andy_atgc wrote two years ago “Samsung recently announced a more advanced standard zoom” in their review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung NX30 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], and the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX30 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NX30.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], and the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung NX30 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price].

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Very High Megapixel Count

When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX30, the megapixel count of the Samsung NX30 of 20.3 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this type and age is 12MP and the highest is 21MP.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price] both from Canon.

If the memory card type of this Samsung camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] (MS Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

The weights of bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the NX30 range from 100g to 910g, and the average weight is 500g. With a weight of only 375 grams, the Samsung NX30 is one of the lighter comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung NX30 is more than most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of cameras of this age and spec is 24fps and the highest is 60fps. The Samsung NX30 has a quite high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speed of the Samsung NX30 of 25,600 is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX30. The lowest maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the NX30 is 1,600 and the highest is 26,000.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Samsung digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX30. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 is 17MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 22MP. With a total megapixel count of 21.6 megapixels, the Samsung NX30 has a very many total megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the NX30.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 2s to 120s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Samsung NX30 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 510,000 pixels. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 that we have checked the display resolution of, the Samsung NX30's display resolution of 1,037,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Cameras of a similar type and age to the NX30 have battery capacities of between 740mAh and 1,500mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,100mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,410 milliampere * hour, the Samsung NX30 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX30.

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1.4 HDMI Version

The Samsung NX30 supports a 1.4 HDMI version which is newer than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1.3 HDMI version. The best HDMI version of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX30 is 1.4b and the worst is 1.3.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this type and age.

A 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the NX30.

The worst image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung NX30 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 type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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11 Flash Guides

The Samsung NX30 has more flash guides than most of the similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most of the digital cameras of this age and type only have between 1 and 10 flash guides, however this camera has 11 flash guides.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Samsung NX30 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX30.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX30 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Samsung camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung NX30 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Samsung NX30 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX30.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

Cameras of this age and spec have minimum hard disk spaces requirement of between 110MB and 1GB. The Samsung NX30 has one of the lower minimum hard disk spaces requirement (only 110 megabytes) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Narrow

When compared to other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the width of the Samsung NX30 of only 41.7 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NX30 have widths of between 41mm and 140mm, and the average width is 120mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX30, the Samsung NX30 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 are not 3D compatible. The Samsung NX30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung NX30 does not have a GPS. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX30 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung NX30 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NX30 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX30 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age. Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 have digital zooms of between 2x and 500x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2x digital zoom cameras currently available including the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] (4x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (4x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung NX30 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that came out around the same time as the NX30. The photo effect "Neutral" is also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung NX30 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung NX30 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

Across all the bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years the lens magnification ratios range from 0.96x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 11x. With a lens magnification ratio of only 0.96 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX30 has one of the lower lens magnification ratios amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 2.7 to 20. With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NX30.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum focal lengths of between 100mm and 1,600mm. At only 308 millimeters, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX30.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 27.7 millimeters, the Samsung NX30 has a very long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX30. The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX30 range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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Only 1920x1080@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Samsung NX30 has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1920x1080@24fps.

This camera's resolution at capture speeds (1920x1080@60fps) is actually the best resolution at capture speeds across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Across similar types of camera the worst resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@30fps.

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Only One Supported Battery

The Samsung NX30 is a one supported battery camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NX30 have minimum apertures of between 2.5 and 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5. The Samsung NX30 has a quite large minimum aperture (3.5) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX30.

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Thick

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the depths range from 16mm to 150mm, and the average depth is 96mm. With a depth of 127 millimeters, the Samsung NX30 is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Samsung digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX30 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], and the RX10[pl_2051754_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Samsung NX30 has a better sensor type than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
HDMI Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
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Expert Reviews

(84)
23 January 2015

The Samsung NX30 is a mirrorless 'midrange' camera with interchangeable lens and an APS-C format 20 megapixel sensor. It looks like an SLR, but it isn't: it has an electronic viewfinder and an LCD... Read more…

18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

19 November 2014

Samsung's NX30 is the latest camera in the Korean company's NX mirrorless series. Unlike its cousin, the rangefinder-like NX300, the NX30 sports a traditional DSLR form factor.This is to... Read more…

13 August 2014

Samsung is one of the more underrated camera companies on the market. While it's mostly known for smartphones and televisions, Samsung's cameras have the best built-in wireless connectivity of any...

14 July 2014

Samsung is primarily a technology company, and not the first thing that'll pop in to your head when somebody starts talking about higher end, enthusiast imaging equipment. That could start... Read more…

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User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by PhilS
PhilS would recommend the Samsung NX30

Nice ergonomics in terms of the grip and button placement. EV +/- button can be hard to feel with right thumb, but rest of buttons are well placed with good tactile feel. The 'drive' dial has... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2014 by Stan
Stan would recommend the Samsung NX30 (Verified Purchase)

I recently bought it sight unseen from B & H. It has not as yet been released in Australia. It is vast improvement on the NX10. I take photos of birds, as a hobby - not big deal stuff but enough... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2014 by R54
R54 would recommend the Samsung NX30

The Samsung NX30 is a GREAT camera... the view finder is such a plus... the image quality in low light is amazing and the video quality is "WOW" I can shoot 1980x1080p 60p can't do that on my 5D... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by ELW
ELW would recommend the Samsung NX30

Churned through many cameras since getting in to digital interchangeable lens cameras 2 years ago (Olympus E-PL5, traded for an E-P5, then a Nikon D3300 along side a Samsung NX300 and many, many... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Lic John
Lic John would recommend the Samsung NX30

Full manual control, a lot of fun shooting modes, connected 4G LTE network at all the time with T-mobile for paying just extra $ per mo. for 5GB data on top of my mobile phone plan.(it can bus... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung u003, samsung u003c, samsung 6536155271
Barcodes 00006536155271, 08806085972698, 08806085972810, 08806085973589, 08806085978430, 08806086135337, 08806086170024, 08806086202442, 08806086456364, 08806086739931

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