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Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Samsung NX30

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Samsung NX30

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a maximum aperture number of 38, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 bigger).
Slightly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (3,000 pixels lower).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite), however the Samsung NX30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Three hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a digital camera that takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 a little better
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average expert review score of 83%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 82% (based on 89 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user review score of 95%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 91% (based on 37 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel of 20.3MP, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 20.2MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a touchscreen.
Lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera. That's 445g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (375g). 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.

$1,410 cheaper
The Samsung NX30 is $1,410.45 cheaper than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
Available from 4 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.
Three more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 13 awards.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Moderately lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820g digital camera. That's 445g heavier than the Samsung NX30 (375g). 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.

$1,410 more expensive
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by $1,410.45.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, however 5 sellers sell the Samsung NX30. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has received 13 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
7 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX30 is only 5.6 maximum aperture, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 smaller).
Slightly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (3,000 pixels higher).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Samsung NX30 does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Three hundred and ten less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung NX30 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Over one year older
The Samsung NX30 is older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II by 16 months.
A little Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 83% (based on 65 reviews).
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 95% (based on 786 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
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Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
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Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
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Techradar: Editor's Choice
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16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
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Techradar: Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

6 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.4 x 15 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 21.6MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
38
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
216mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 135 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Samsung NX
 Canon EF
 Samsung NX
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
67mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 247
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -4 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 375g
BEST
Height
112.4mm 95.5mm
Depth
78.2mm 127mm
Width
148.6mm 41.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
910g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6N BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
670 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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