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Samsung NX30 Digital Camera

$438.55
Bridge Camera 20.3MP CMOS 2x Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Sixteen industry awards
Gorgeous, tlltable AMOLED display
SD card and battery slot
126 Reviews + 16 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Reviews

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago, this digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The experts at nine expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Samsung digital camera. This Samsung camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Altomdata.dk, Smartson.se, M3.idg.se, Pocket Lint, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com.

The authors at review websites Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com all wrote that this high megapixel digital camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this Samsung camera was very good.

The writer at one additional expert review site decided that this Samsung digital camera was excellent and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

01net.com gave this Samsung camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This high megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100 based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, NX30 owners rated this camera as brilliant. Over 94% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 7,330 expert and user reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 91% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX30 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 70D ($999) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Samsung NX30 has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year the digital zooms range from 2x to 130x, and the average digital zoom is 15x.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Samsung NX30 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. The average maximum aperture number of high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 10, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 3.5 to 38.

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Power

SD Card and Battery Slot

Six people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “External battery charger not included” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Mac World said in his review of this digital camera “Battery only chargeable incamera” . Digital Versus said in their Samsung NX30 review three years ago “No standalone battery charger supplied” however despite that they still scored it 80 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

DSLRsized Sensor in Compact System Camera Body, Adjustable Eye Level Viewfinder

Eighteen customers who reviewed the Samsung NX30 wrote that it was compact. Macworld.co.uk wrote “DSLRsized sensor in compact system camera body, adjustable eye level viewfinder” . Three years ago expert website T3.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “A recent survey suggested consumers were of the impression that compact system cameras (CSCs) with their interchangeable lenses were one” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Although Samsung was one of the first manufacturers to launch a compact system camera to the market, back in 2010 with the NX10” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Six owners reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Macworld.co.uk wrote “Think that DSLRa are too bulky”. Essayguy wrote “My Nikon D90 is too heavy to take on some trips.” in their review of this digital camera. Andy_atgc said on Amazon “The standard lens for the NX20 was always the bulkier and heavier 18-55mm - a very good performer in its own right”.

Four people who bought the product said that it was lightweight. Expert review site Macworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “You aren't overly keen on a DSLR's weight, consider investigating Samsung's relatively lightweight Smart Camera NX30”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au said three years ago “For everyone else, there's mirrorless — compact, powerful, lightweight cameras with large imaging sensors”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “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”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was a good body shape. Three years ago Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Rethought body layout, flipup viewfinder”. Snow8ball wrote on Walmart.com “They make body is very nice, i love it, i recomment this item friend” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX30 has a fairly average weight (375 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 70D ($999) (755g) which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung NX30 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite High Magnification

Cameras of a similar age and type to this camera have magnifications of between 0.24x and 17x. At 0.96 times zoom factor, the Samsung NX30 has a quite high magnification compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung NX30 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Samsung NX30 has a microphone in, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Samsung NX30 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX30 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Picture Quality

5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3888 x 2592, 2976 x1984, 1728x 1152, 2736 x 1824, 5472 x 3080, 3712 x 2088, 2944 x 1656, 1920 x 1080, 3648 x 3648, 2640 x 2640, 2000 x 2000 and 1024 x 1024 and 2688 x 1512. Across all cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the best image resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixels and the worst is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung NX30 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX30 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who bought it thought it was quiet. Three years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “Is a very discreet and quiet camer”. Z said “The system is wisper quiet - although there is significant ambient noise in my office I can't hear the unit from 1 foot away” in their review of the Samsung NX30.


Design

Gorgeous, Tlltable AMOLED Display

Six people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this digital camera “Gorgeous, tlltable AMOLED display”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “The NX30 offers some eye-catching innovation w” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Dxomark.com wrote “Samsung's NX30 offers is a well-rounded camera with a pretty decent level of capability both in the extended feature set”.

Five customers who bought this digital camera thought it was well designed. Three years ago Trusted Reviews gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Excellent design” in their review of this digital camera. Also three years ago Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Samsung NX30 on Ephotozine “The Samsung NX30 improves over the NX20 in a number of ways, including a more Digital SLR styled design, with improved grip”. In the same month Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “An outstanding feature set and smart design to very good effect” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was ergonomic. Phils scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Nice ergonomics in terms of the grip”. One owner reckoned that the product was neat. Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The NX30 combines some neat innovations”.

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Intuitive Operation

Nineteen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Mac World wrote in his review of this digital camera “Intuitive operation” . Three years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Easy to use NFC and WiFi features”. In the same month Digital Versus wrote “A very quiet, discreet camera to use, "iFn" button on Samsung's lenses” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners mentioned that the product was easy to handle. Techradar wrote “Great handling” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Phils rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “The i-Fn menu system is great as is the main menu system” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Nikon Guy mentioned “Very easy access to change settings like ISO, f-stop, shutter”.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good interface. Bhphotovideo.com said “Reversible User Interface” in their review of this digital camera. One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com said “Easy To Set Up”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Stan mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I was out in the bush this morning and the camera felt really comfortable in my hand”.

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Great Picture Quality

Seventeen people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcworld.co.nz gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good overall performance and image quality”. Mac World wrote “Clear and colorful image quality requiring few tweaks” . Three years ago Tbreak.ae mentioned “Great Picture Quality”.

Solid Control Layout

Eight owners concluded that it was well made. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Solid control layout” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “A 3inch tilting screen, as well as a tilting electronic viewfinder (EVF), along with built in Wi-Fi, NFC”. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “A solid all-rounder with exceptional ergonomics”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Three years ago Reviewed.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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”. Expert review site Todayonline.com wrote “The NX30 is sturdy”.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was reliable. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Reliable Performance” .

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX30 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Histogram

The Samsung NX30 features histogram, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera, the Samsung NX30 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Eye Relief

At only 18.5 millimeters, the Samsung NX30 has a fairly small eye relief compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The smallest eye relief of high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago is 18mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 21mm.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX30 has an external flash connector. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX30 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX30 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX30 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D ($999) is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D ($999) is also worth considering.

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1080 60 Video With Mic Input

Twelve people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Highquality stills and videos” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag wrote “1080 60 video with mic input”. Tomsguide.com mentioned in their Samsung NX30 review “Sharp videos with clear soun” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Integrated Flash

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Integrated flash” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Snappy Autofocus

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Three years ago Pc Mag mentioned “Snappy autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Essayguy mentioned on Walmart.com two years ago “Crisp shots, excellent focus”. Uzevla said on Bhphotovideo.com “Second major thing is Autofocus” nonetheless they scored it 40 out of 100.

Two owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good lens. Stan mentioned “The 200mm i lens suites me fine” .

Two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Andy_atgc scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Samsung recently announced a more advanced standard zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera.

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Class Leading LCD Screen

Twelve customers who bought it thought it had a good screen. Three years ago T3.com said “Tilting and swivelling screen” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Pc Mag scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Vari-angle touch-screen display” in their review of this digital camera. What Digital Camera mentioned “Class leading LCD screen” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Eleven people who reviewed it said that it had an electronic viewfinder. Pcworld.co.nz mentioned “EVF can angle upwards”. Digitaltrends.com said three years ago “Very good EVF, twisting touchscreen AMOLED screen”. Trusted Reviews wrote also three years ago “Superb EVF and LCD” in their review of this digital camera.

Eleven owners who bought it thought it was mirrorless. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Samsung NX30 is an excellent mirrorless camera with a unique titling EVF.”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said three years ago “With the look and feel of a DSLR, Samsung's NX30 packs mirrorless camera benefits, including rapid shooting”. Macworld.com wrote on expert review site Mac World “The NX30 is a mirror-less compact” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

Nine people who bought the product said that it had a good viewfinder. Mac World mentioned “Adjustable eye level viewfinder and tilting rear panel AMOLED display” . Three years ago Pcmag.com said “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 this digital camera. Camerastuffreview.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has an electronic viewfinder and an LCD screen”.

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Great Pictures

Twenty-nine people who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Tomsguide.com wrote “Sharp images with rich color” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Good image quality (but not bestinclass” . Three years ago Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Samsung NX30 “Picture quality up to 1600 ISO”.

Nine people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “8.6fps burst shooting” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “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”. In the same month expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Many of the NX-series models feature the same 20.3-million-pixel resolution that was class-leading when it first appea” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Pc Mag said “Excellent high ISO performance” .

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good in Low Light”. R54 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “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 MKII”.

One person considered that it had a good image sensor.

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Smart TV

Excellent Wifi Connectivity

Three owners said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago What Digital Camera wrote “Excellent Wifi connectivity”. Expert website Pdnonline.com wrote “While it's mostly known for smartphones and televisions, Samsung's cameras have the best built-in wireless connectivity of any out there”.


Support

Good Support

Three people agreed that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago expert review site Gizmodo.in wrote “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments” in their review of this digital camera. Lic John said on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “Full manual control” in their review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung NX30 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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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 two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Samsung camera. This Samsung digital camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Features

Easy to Use NFC and WiFi Features

Sixteen people wrote that this digital camera had good features. Three years ago Pcworld.co.nz said “Plenty of features to play with, including WiFi”. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has lots of features that allow it to be”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has more DSLR-like features and qualities than smaller, lighter CSC” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung digital camera was released in April 2017.


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