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Canon EOS 7D vs Samsung NX30

Canon EOS 7D vs Samsung NX30

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Canon EOS 7D
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Four hundred and fourty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D takes 800.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however 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 better
The Canon EOS 7D has an average expert review score of 91% based on 57 reviews, whereas the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 82% (based on 89 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Canon EOS 7D has an average user review score of 96% based on 861 reviews, whereas the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 91% (based on 37 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel of 20.3MP, but the Canon EOS 7D is only an 18MP digital camera (2.3MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 7D does not have a touchscreen.
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (117,000 pixels lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera. That's 445g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D (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.

$100 cheaper
The Samsung NX30 is $99.90 cheaper than the Canon EOS 7D.
Available from 2 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.
Six more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D has 10 awards.

Reasons Against

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

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, however the Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (117,000 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D 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.

$100 more expensive
The Canon EOS 7D is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by $99.90.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 shops sells the Canon EOS 7D, but 5 retailers sell the Samsung NX30. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over five years older
The Canon EOS 7D is older than the Samsung NX30 by six years.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D has received 10 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
3 Reasons Against
Four hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung NX30 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon EOS 7D only takes 800.00 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.

Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 91% (based on 57 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 96% (based on 861 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
computerbild.de: Test Winner
cw.no: Good Choice
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
maclife.com: Awesome Award
Magnus.de: Test Winner
photozone.de: Recommended
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

94 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
18MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
19MP 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

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
136mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
15 - 85 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Samsung NX
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Samsung NX
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 servo
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 servo
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 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
0.35m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 247
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 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
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
12m 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 Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
29.97fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 H.264
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
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
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
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 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
Built-In Processor
2 x DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 EST
 SER
 LAV
 LIT
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 EST
 SER
 LAV
 LIT
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 375g
BEST
Height
110.7mm 95.5mm
Depth
73.5mm 127mm
Width
148.2mm 41.7mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
800 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included

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

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc. SP1,Mac OS X v10.4-10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
30 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
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