I use their leash, coupled with a c-loop tripod mount. Very cool combo for light (less than 1kg) cameras , IMO.
This morning I had the opportunity to test this camera for about one hour (formerly I tried it in shop only). The af is impressive to say the least, compared to my Samsung nx300 (even with its fastest lenses on, like myn16-50 f2-2.8). I was able to lock focus on a passing biker and on a flying bird, with great precision. Also the buffer is great (the one of nx300 is ridiculous).
The evf is not as good as the one in x-e2, but does not show rainbows as the one in nx30 does.
I don't like the lack of a touch screen. I use it for focus point setting only, but that is handy. The rear display is about at the same level (quite low) of my nx300. Not visible in sunlight. But a6000 has evf, so it's fine.
I love the form factor, feels great in hands and during use.
I'm still perplexed about lens offering by Sony. Some good but expensive ones, many not so good ones.
I really like those pictures and the idea behind them.
Very nice camera. I think that all the cameras aimed to ppl not satisfied with a phone cam should include an evf. So basically every stand alone camera.
And the pop up evf is simply a smart solution. It's great to see so many innovations thx to Sony.
Thx to all who voted! Of course I have the usual haters that voted low, knowing that the pic was mine :) thx to you as well, for taking your precious time to hate me so much :)
Never been interested in bridge cams, but this one stands out. I'm impressed!!
tecnoworld: Just a consideration from the data here on DPR:
NX30 -> 15 I own, 69 I want, 11 I hadA6000 -> 261 I own, 152 I want, 22 I had
That's a huge difference. I don't say that DPR can be considered a reference for the market, but for sure it's not totally different as well. Market penetration of NX compared to other mirrorless systems is tiny (NX30 market share less than 6% of that of A6000).
I'm curious to see, if they finally make a rangefinder NX1 as rumores, if things are going to change and improve (I guess so).
The price drop is not a right advantage. Samsung must understand that they NEED to compete on prices and NOT offer cameras on par or lower than others at higher prices. This way they'll never succeed.
E.g. I paid 570€ for my nx300, in april 2013. Since feb 2014 it costs about 350€. Instead of dropping it 35-40% in less than one year, they should lauch cameras at 20% less than they do and then drop it 20% in one year, as others do. Much betr price politicy.
I know, but ppl on the market for those cameras make a lot of attention to style and look, as an added bonus to iq. And many won't buy a samsung unless it's clearly superior and has better aestethics.
A friend of mine, on the market for a smaller camera than his dslr, after seeing my nx300 and a nx30 in a shop, decided to go for the a6000, since it's as small and light as the nx300, has the evf, much faster operations and higher mp count. I tried to explain that in the long run he'll spend more for the lenses, but he, as most, gave more importance to the body.
If nx300 had been rangefinder like a6000, perhaps he'd buy it, since he wanted the evf in that kind of body.
Pana gh3 is not doing so well as, say, pana gx7, at least judging on the enthusiasm raised by the latter.
Gx7: 327 I own itGh3: 126 I own it
And the gx7 is much younger.
Both x-t1 and oly are a bit different story. They are, at present, the highest end you can buy in, respectively, aps-c mirrorless and m4/3. And they are quite stylish even if they have the central hump. They wouldn'd do as well if they were average performing products like nx30 is, according to dpr review.
I'm totally conviced that a rangefinder from samsunis overdue and the fact that the new nx3000 is so similar to the nx300, makes me hope that a future nx400 will finally have an embedded evf in a corner, considering that today, even premium p&s cameras feature it.
Usee: The NX30 is really what it should be...
...the replacement in the Samsung lineup for the NX20...
...and it fills this place very well, for those,who like that form factor of a camera.
Those who want a differnt form factor have the NX 300,or the NX3000, or the NX mini etc... to choose from:
It is obviously not meant to fill all needs for everyone,which is impossible any way... ;-)
The NX1 will fill the yet unfilled gap of a pro camera:
So, everyone can find the right solution for his personal needs......amongst Samsung cameras, or a different brand......if one is aware of it's own needs.
I love compact lightweight lenses with outstanding IQ and ergonomic camera bodys... :-)
If that rumor is true and finally samsung embraces the rangefinder form factor as the more succesful competitors have done from the beginning, finally I'll also be satisfied.
You are right, but that proves my theory. Those bodies, even with the problems you mentioin, sell terribly well, since they are shaped that way. Look at how bad the a3000 did on the market. That's mainly caused by the shape dslr alike and the same goes for nx30.
My idea is that market is basically divided in three. Those looking for a dslr (and those would not choose a mirrorless anyway) those looking for a mirrorless (and the reason is usually size and weight, and those would prefer a rangefinder) and those who just look for a good camera, and most of them will end with choosing a canikon.
So you have more possibilities if you sell a rangefinder alike camera.
I read a lot of comments of even left eyed shooters that prefer rangefinder anyway. And the most successfull aps-c mirrorless cameras, for now, are fuji x and sony nex.
Samsung should at least try and release one high end rangefinder body. My take is that it would sell more than all the 'fake' dslr styled ones put together.
My take is that samsung is less interesting for mirrorless adopters, for its shape (most want slimmer humpless rangefinder alike cameras) and for the lack of an outstanding featured body (as noted also in thisnreview). Nx1 can correct both flaws.
Just a consideration from the data here on DPR:
Sjhizny: after reviewing with the studio image comparisons, I'm quite glad i opted for the a6000 over the xt-1. i also greatly prefer the side mounted evf to save some proboscis smushing. :-)
I also much prefer the rangefinder form over the SLR/DSLR one. I think it's the perfect shape for mirrorless cameras, saving space and allowing for nice EVF placement.
D1N0: It's already being dumped on iBood.nl for €549,95 (including kitlens).
True. Would probably be my #1 choice now, if I hadn't so many (good) nx lenses. But the slight downgrade in iq disturbs me.
I still hope that samsung realizes that there is a big market for rangefinder mirrorless cameras, and does that using a new sensor and finally implementing a good af and a good buffer.
I agree, no camera is perfect right now. A6000 is near perfect, but is missing touch screen and has average quality evf. X-e2 is good, but has low res sensor compared to most competitors. The first player with a 'great' rangefinder camera with all the features of nx300 (for touch screen and lenses) a6000 (for dr, af, speed, buffer and form factor) and x-e2 (for evf) wins big time, imo.
That's exactly the point that I've expressed for many months. Most users don't need/want a bulkier camera for having the evf. They (we) want a camera in a form similar to nx300 but with evf in it.
Sony showed that's possible to have this, in a small body with ultra fast af and great iq. And this camera, the a6000, has many heads turned towards it! Much more than any samsung camera ever did.
Nx needs to be appealing. Most ppl look at bodies, before looking at lenses and nx30 simply is not appealing enough.
I never thought about the polarizing issue....for sure I'm more affected by the rainbow issue than most ppl, and the same goes for low refresh rates (I remember noticing everying below 100hz-120hz in crt monitors, while ppl were usually satisfied with 50+). Perhaps my perception is just a bit more enhanced than average? Dunno...
Anyway you're right about olympus, but look at the interest raised by the a6000 and before that, by nex or fuji rangefinder cameras. I think ppl looking for a smaller than dslr camera, on average, will prefer this shape compared to mini dslr style. Samsung should at least put on the market a premium model shaped like this, to see if that's enough to enhance sales (and I guess it would).
I agree on the lenses, but sony is open to third party ones and that's a plus in the long run.
The nx30 has slightly better buffer capacity, but still subpar with most (eg a6000) and the same applies to evf compared to x-e2, x-t1, em1 or a7.
Plus I don't like the shape, so I'll patiently wait....I hope that samsung realizes that there is big interest for rangefinder cameras (see a6000) and for high end ones (see x-t1) and packs those concepts in nx1 as soon as possible at a reasonable price.
The a6000 is a monster when it comes to continuous af while shooting. I tested it and put my nx300 to shame even with the best performing lenses. That's up to the bodies, and samsung must work hard on this as well.
Finger crossed :)
P.s. I tend to agree about 30 vs 45. The latter doubles as a poor man's portrait lens, while the former doesn't. And I would never bring the 85mm with me, when I travel :)