Samsung NX30

Announced Jan 2, 2014 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Samsung NX30 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3" AMOLED Touch Screen and EVF (Black)
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Announced Jan 2, 2014
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Manufacturer description: The Samsung NX30 is a midrange mirrorless camera that features a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and the company's latest DRIMeIV processor. It supports the same NX-mount lenses as its predecessor (the NX20). The NX30 has a Hybrid AF system that combines on-chip phase detection with more traditional contrast detection. Photos can be composed on a fully articulating 3-inch AMOLED display or a unique pull-out, tilting electronic viewfinder. The NX30 has numerous Wi-Fi functions, and now includes NFC for 'tap and go' photo sharing.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600
Lens mount Samsung NX
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,036,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD, SDHC, SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 58 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.28)
GPS None

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Our review

The Samsung NX30 provides a DSLR-like experience in a mirrorless camera, with the very un-DSLR-like provision of great live view performance. Its built-in EVF, high-resolution APS-C sensor and connectivity features are very useful, and though we don't feel it's a class-leader in any particular way, the NX30 provides a nice option for those who want the ergonomics of a DSLR and the modern touches of a mirrorless camera.

Good for: Beginners wanting a DSLR-like experience, those who want to share photos wirelessly, landscape and travel shooters

Not so good for: Tracking fast action, very low light, would-be videographers

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