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Samsung NX300 Digital Camera

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MILC 20.3MP CMOS Dec 2013
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Twenty-One Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of a comparable age and spec, this camera is one of the most awarded by experts.

The reviewers at six expert review sites all wrote that this digital camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This Samsung camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com.

This MILC digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom said that this digital camera was very good.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pcauthority.com.au, Pocket Lint and Hardwarezone.com.ph all said that concluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Onfoto.ru and Digifotopro.nl both wrote that this MILC digital camera was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 84%. If all the digital cameras of a similar type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Samsung digital camera is in the top 20%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, NX300 owners rated this digital camera 90 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung NX300 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. C. Pirson said “It's a good all-rounder with some useful features (the direct share to your Samsung smart phone is quite handy if you're into that kind of thing” and scored the product 4 stars. Cmontano mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX300 three years ago “Another thing I love is that everything is to hand, you can find all the buttons easily and move around the features quickly” . Gardening Girl mentioned “Other good features are the full range of settings expected in a digital camera, WiFi feature which worked really well in allowing me to upload pictures directly to Picasa” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One person who reviewed the Samsung NX300 concluded that it had a smart mode. Gizmodo.in said in their review “Creative controls such as Smart Mode and Smart Filters Excellent manual focusing”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung NX300 owners considered that this digital camera was good quality. @madesignuk rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “The camera is well refined, semi-pro camera overall quality is really impressive”. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung NX300 “So I am super happy! The quality of pictures is unbelievable! The camera is super small except for lens sticking out.” . Last year Bianca said “The quality output is superb! There is so much you can do with this camera” in her review of the Samsung NX300.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed the Samsung NX300 thought it was compact. Addanki wrote in their review “This is one of the best compact DSLRs available” . Amazon Customer rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Video from this compact jewel”. Bjorn D. gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “It can be retracted for transport which makes it rather compact”.

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Three years ago Bjorn D. said “It's also very light (at least the body is fully made of plastic, including the lens mount”. C. Pirson gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned also three years ago “Otherwise the camera body is brimming with tech”. In the same month expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “It offers a classic leatherette skin draped over a sleek metal body”.

A few people agreed that the product was a good size. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung NX300 review “* LCD screenA good size to make composition pretty easy, pivots upwards to 90 degrees to the body (useful for low level shots)”.

A number of customers reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Bianca scored the Samsung NX300 very highly and she wrote on Amazon “Don't want to lug around a bulky camera”. Three years ago Sarah mentioned on Amazon “Not noticeably heavy, despite the metal casing” in her review of the Samsung NX300.

Several Samsung NX300 reviewers concluded that it was easy to carry around. Three years ago P. A. Smith wrote “This has that in spades, so much so that I will probably never use all of it!The camera itself is very light and easy to handle” in their review.

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Nice Design

Some Samsung NX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX300 was good looking. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The state of the art is such that at this level most cameras will be pretty good at what they do”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Absolutely gorgeous camera! I have nothing to say only the good”. C. Pirson wrote on Amazon “The high ISO performance is pretty good, especially in Jpeg format where Samsung have been able to tweak the noise reduction to suit the sensor.” in their Samsung NX300 review.

Some Samsung NX300 owners wrote that the product was ergonomic. C. Pirson gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on 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” in their review of the Samsung NX300. Gizmodo.in said “Comfortable ergonomics”.

A number of Samsung NX300 owners who reviewed it wrote that it was retro. Gardening Girl mentioned two years ago “It is very attractive, has a retro look”. R. Patel mentioned “This still has a retro feel to it.” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

One Samsung NX300 owner reckoned that this digital camera was neat. Jon Seymour mentioned in his review of this digital camera “A really neat feature is "Best Face" which actually takes 5 different shots in succession” and rated the product as excellent.

One Samsung NX300 owner who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good case. One customer who bought it considered that it was smooth. Slim wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “So far everythi g is going smooth” however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars.

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Good Support

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Jon Seymour wrote on Amazon “For the more experienced photographer, there are many manual modes to choose from, so that you have a lot more control over the pictures that you wish to take” in his review of the Samsung NX300 and rated the product 5 stars. Mr. Jonny Blond said in their Samsung NX300 review on Amazon “The manual and quick start was in German”. Expert review site Fatducktech.com mentioned in their review “I went hands on with it, with a little help from the world's fastest man” .

Robust

Thirteen people who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Enrique Gonzalez said in his review on Amazon “The camera built in presets do a fantastic job, I've taken hand-held night shots that would have never been possible with my Canon”. Stuart Parkinson wrote three years ago “Big sensor, good picture quality, very solidly built, small size, great screen, ample features, easy to use” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “A good range of Wi-Fi features built in” in their review and rated the product 5 stars.

Several Samsung NX300 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fast, reliable autofocus, excellent color reproduction”. Three years ago expert website Alphr.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Feature-packed and with dependable image quality” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Rating based on the 18-55mm kit Samsung's NX system has always faced tough competition from other CSCs, such as the Sony NEX, Panasonic G”.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers concluded that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Really should have a higher rating like 10, really easy to use” in their Samsung NX300 review. Ben Thompson wrote “Lot and lots of easy to use functionality! Fantastic” in his review of the Samsung NX300 and gave the Samsung NX300 a rating of 5 stars. Bjorn D. gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “It's better to rely on the handy EV scale on the display rather than on the optical impression from the screen” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. C. Rabe mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX300 on Amazon three years ago “Makes it much easier to hold”. In the same month Sarah wrote “The body is very compact and easy to hold” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

Some customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Gizmodo.in wrote “Kit lens has an iFn button for access to quick settings”. Gizmodo.in also wrote “Fn button provides quick access to settings”.

Several Samsung NX300 reviewers reckoned that the product had a good experience. Bri-Smith2008 wrote in their Samsung NX300 review “This camera will provide a good learning experience” and rated the product as very good. Sarah said in her Samsung NX300 review on Amazon “This camera is my first real experience of the world of 'proper' DSLRs”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX300 had a touch sensitive screen. One Samsung NX300 reviewer thought this digital camera was easy to setup. Isi mentioned in their review of the Samsung NX300 on Amazon last year “Excellent camera which is easy to set up and use”.

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Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Bjorn D. wrote “The 20-50mm kit lens works much better than it looks”. C. Pirson mentioned “The lens (20-50mm) is good overall” and rated the product 4 stars. Cmontano said in their review of the Samsung NX300 “Firstly - for anyone looking for the camera sans lens - their lens is fantastic” and scored the product 5 stars.

Fifteen people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review three years ago “8.6 fps) twin mode (still or full HD video) camera with fast auto focus and responsive almost everything” and rated the product as very good. C. Rabe wrote “Focus is fast and accurate” but they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Enrique Gonzalez gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “It has 105 focus points vs 9 on the Rebels” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people considered that this digital camera was good for video recording. C. Rabe wrote three years ago “The video record button is better placed to prevent accidental pressing” but despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. C. Rabe also mentioned “Video is better overall, despite those issues above”. J Phillips rated the Samsung NX300 as very good and wrote three years ago “The video quality is really good and the colour definition miles better than my old HD Panasonic camera”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Samsung NX300 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Bianca wrote last year “With a little familiarization, who can take great professional looking photos” in her Samsung NX300 review. Bjorn D. mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Owning the Galaxy Camera for some months I was eager to pick up a camera which indeed delivers good quality pictures and a better usability (instead of the overladen” in their Samsung NX300 review. Bjorn D. also wrote “The next day I went on a longer photo tour and was happy with the easy UI (touchscreen”.

A number of Samsung NX300 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung NX300 concluded that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago C. Rabe said “They really have improved the sensor noticeably” in their Samsung NX300 review. In the same month P. A. Smith scored this digital camera 5 stars and said on Amazon “The phenomenal 20.3 megapixel sensor”. Expert website Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “With a 20.3 Megapixel APS - CMOS sensor the NX300 is capable o”.

A number of Samsung NX300 reviewers who purchased the product said that it had a good ISO range. Smh.com.au wrote “The iLens has a button on the barrel giving instant access to ISO, exposure compensatio” in their review of the Samsung NX300. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Large APSC sensor with excellent high ISO performance” in their review of the Samsung NX300. Gizmodo.in also wrote “Relatively good high ISO performance”.

Several Samsung NX300 owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX300 had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer said “This is a high resolution (20.3 mp), fast (1/6000 shutter speed”. Two years ago Gardening Girl wrote on Amazon “Still see what you are shooting” in their review of the Samsung NX300. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Introduces a large 3.3inch 760k dot tilting touch-screen, improved focus speed and slightly quicker continuous shooting, as well as a new two-tone design, available in black/brown/white”.

Four Samsung NX300 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. R. Patel mentioned on Amazon “The other nice thing with this camera is it's low light performance”. Three years ago expert website Itproportal.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said in their Samsung NX300 review “Low light performance is among the best you could hope”. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Startup and lowlight focusing could be quicker” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. C. Pirson said on Amazon three years ago “The screen is impressive - it's huge” in their Samsung NX300 review. C. Rabe said on Amazon “The touch screen is definitely less responsive” although they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100. Two years ago Gardening Girl mentioned “The newest model has a screen that flips up 90 degrees for selfies”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was mirrorless. R. Patel scored this digital camera very highly and wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “These are mirror-less cameras”. Expert review site Videomaker.com mentioned in their review “The NX300 is a compact, mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera that allows you greater fle”. Three years ago Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag “The Samsung NX300 is a speedy mirrorless compact that captures excellent images”.

Two Samsung NX300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote “Others may simply prefer using a viewfinder for composition”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote in the same month “The lack of a built-in viewfinder will be off-putting for” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

Some Samsung NX300 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Last year Bianca wrote “Still loving it! It is worth noting that this camera has WiFi capabilities and when setup, is able to email photos or upload to Facebook directly from the camera!”. Two years ago Brett Danger wrote “Also have wifi built in so my wife can share”. Isi said in their review of this digital camera “Very good wifi capability”.

A few Samsung NX300 owners concluded that the Samsung NX300 was good in terms of connectivity. Stuart Parkinson wrote “Wifi connectivity is very useful.” in his review. Gizmodo.in mentioned “Wireless connectivity is a winner, though in remote control mode the camera reverts to fully auto” in their Samsung NX300 review.

One Samsung NX300 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. @madesignuk wrote on Amazon “The dreadful uploading software - means that the old USB cable is best used!” in their review of the Samsung NX300.

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Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

MILC cameras produced by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer who reviewed the Samsung NX300 said that it had good exposure controls.

Good Battery Life

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Nickpa said in their review “The battery drains FAST”. Gizmodo.in said in their review of the Samsung NX300 two years ago “Battery life drains quickly when WiFi is used” .

Good Flash

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good flash. Jon Seymour he mentioned “Bundled with the kit is a hot shoe micro flash, which is good enough for most tasks” in his review. Sarah said on Amazon “An obvious omission compared to my old camera is the flash - there isn't one built-in”. Gizmodo.in said “Lack of builtin flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300 which do not have a GPS, the Samsung NX300 has a GPS.

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Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.31 inches, the Samsung NX300 has a very large screen size compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX300. The average screen size of MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX300 is 3".

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years which are not 3D compatible, the Samsung NX300 is 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung NX300 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NX300 do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Samsung NX300 has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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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 digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX300.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.3 megapixels, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX300. The megapixel counts of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NX300 range from 2.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

We compared all the other 20.3MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (24.3MP and higher rated) or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (24.3MP and cheaper).

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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 MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Samsung camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung NX300 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NX300. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NX300 the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX300.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

Digital cameras of this age and type have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps. The Samsung NX300 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NX300.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 25,600, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Cameras of a similar type and age to the NX300 have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 410,000.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The Samsung NX300 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (22) amongst MILC cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and type have maximum apertures of between 1 and 36.

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247 Auto Focus Points

247 auto focus points

The Samsung NX300 has more auto focus points than most of the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most of the MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the NX300 only have between 11 and 246 auto focus points, however this Samsung camera has 247 auto focus points.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX300 has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera also have still image resolutions 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. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NX300 the best still image resolution is 12416 x 1856 and the worst is 1024 x 768.

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Features Four Flash Modes

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Forced off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the NX300 is 18MP. With a total megapixel count of 21.6 megapixels, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the NX300.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 100, the Samsung NX300 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX300. The smallest minimum ISO speed of MILC cameras that are a similar age to the NX300 is 50, the biggest is 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 130.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 810|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Samsung NX300 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX300 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Samsung camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX300. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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AMOLED Display

The Samsung NX300 has a better display than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an AMOLED display, whereas most MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. AMOLED are a type of OLED displays and have the same attributes as OLED displays and are far superior to LED TFT displays.

An AMOLED display is actually the best display amongst all MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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H.264 Video Format

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

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Samsung NX300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NX300. The auto focus "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 84.7 millimeters, the Samsung NX300 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX300. The shortest maximum focal length of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NX300 is 27mm and the longest is 870mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not noisy. Bjorn D. said on Amazon “The AF motor can be noisy and slow when it tries to lock on something”. R. Patel wrote in their Samsung NX300 review on Amazon three years ago “The images were very good, even after 12800 the noise and artifacts were limited” yet they rated the product as very good.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung NX300 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung NX300 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NX300 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung NX300 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NX300. Across all the MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 150x.

We compared all the other 2x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] is also worth considering.

If this MILC digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (4x and higher rated) or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x and cheaper).

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung NX300 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the NX300. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Lens priority", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Samsung NX300 is a one aspheric element camera.

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Only 1280×720@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Samsung NX300 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a 1280×720@60fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this Samsung digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@60fps and 320×240@60fps and 640x480@30fps. Across all cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@25fps and the best is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Very Big Minimum RAM Requirement

The Samsung NX300 has one of the biggest minimum RAM requirement (512 megabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The minimum RAM requirement of digital cameras of this age and type range from 250MB to 520MB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 370MB.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX300 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.25s to 240s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 40s. At only 30 seconds, the Samsung NX300 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.018m to 0.3m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.22m. The Samsung NX300 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.28 meters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX300.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This MILC digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Samsung NX300 has a fairly average weight (284 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
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
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
HDMI Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Video Recording
Interface
Dimension
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Accessories
Frame Rate
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)

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Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Digital cameras have taken over the world. The world of photography has changed completely as a... Read more…

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Reviewed 4 October 2013 by Amandell
Amandell would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

Had the camera for about a month and have been thrilled so far. I love the look and feel of it--reminds me of the old Nikkormat I had in high school--and am equally pleased with the image quality.... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by B craw

With a number of very good mirrorless cameras released in the last year or so, the NX300 didn't receive much attention. Samsung, in general, is gaining in acceptance by the serious photography... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2013 by BriMW
BriMW would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

I love taking picture, though I'm not a professional photographer. I quickly noticed how much more true to life the color was on this camera than other's that I've used in the past. The pictures... Read more…

Reviewed 26 June 2014 by Annie
Annie would recommend the Samsung NX300 (Verified Purchase)

The camera takes wonderful pictures, up close, distance, inside and out, motion and still. and different light. The outcome was marvelous pictures of a marvelous vacation...

Reviewed 22 April 2014 by Bancika
Bancika would recommend the Samsung NX300

I got this as a step up from the compact camera world as I became increasingly interested in photography. It came down to NX300 or Sony NEX-6 but it looked like Samsung offers more for the money,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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