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Samsung NX30

$489.00
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and good value for money 20.3 megapixel camera
Bridge 20.3MP Yes CMOS Jul 2015
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Samsung NX30 Review

With excellent reviews but representing average value for money, we have ranked the Samsung NX30 number 70 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, superior product quality and technical features.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
Very small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras, but good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Samsung NX30 Video Reviews


How Big is the Samsung NX30?

The Samsung NX30 is 41.7mm wide and 95.5mm tall. It is 127mm deep and weighs 375g.

Samsung NX30 front dimensions

Samsung NX30 size in context

Samsung NX30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

16 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the digital cameras.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Altomdata.dk, Gagadget.com, Smartson.se, M3.idg.se, Vido.com.ua, Techradar, Alphr.com, Pocket Lint and Trusted Reviews all of whom decided that this digital camera was very good.

This Samsung camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Reviewed.com, Digitaltrends.com and Tomsguide.com all of whom said that this camera was superb.

The writers at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both decided that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera who said that this camera was superb.

This Samsung camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 43 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 82%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, NX30 owners rated this camera as fantastic. 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.

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Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed the Samsung NX30 thought it had a good viewfinder and two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

  • When you are using the view finder the preview is displayed in it…
  • Love the adjustable viewfinder and also rotating 3" screen…
    Jakesj (Walmart.com) - September 2015
  • The display is so amazing! The ergonomic design is perfect for medium hands…
  • The view finder is such a plus…
  • The additional features are very nice, like a fully articulating screen and END, 1/8000 shutter speed, digital video stabilization, time lapse interval photos, added buttons, full manual controls from phone app, custom on dial presets, etc…
    ELW (Bhphotovideo.com) - September 2014

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX30 was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed the Samsung NX30 considered that it was well designed.

Samsung Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 8,281 user and expert reviews (including 2,328 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five customers who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Average Priced

After checking the price of 417 digital cameras they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Samsung digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The Samsung NX30 has a fairly high megapixel (20.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX30 has a fairly average weight (375 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung NX30 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX30 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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360 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Samsung NX30 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. The Samsung NX30 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,037,000 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Samsung NX30 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX30 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 3712 x 2088, 2640 x 2640, 2976 x 1984, 2736 x 1824, 2944 x 1656, 2000 x 2000, 1920 x 1080 and 1728 x 1152 and 1024 x 1024. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX30 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Samsung NX30 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung NX30 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Samsung camera also support video resolutions of 1920 x 810 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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 video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX30 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung NX30 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Samsung NX30 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX30 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Samsung NX30 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Samsung NX30 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Samsung NX30 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Samsung NX30 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the NX30 in July 2015.


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