Studio Tests - NX 30mm F2 Pancake lens
The NX10's second kit lens is the fixed-focal length 30mm F2 'Pancake'. This fits very well with the downsizing concept of mirrorless interchangable lens cameras, giving a compact, lightweight and highly portable combination with the NX10.
The 30mm F2 pancake measures up extremely well in our studio tests. It's impressively sharp, even at F2, and shows very low distortion, chromatic aberration and falloff. Overall it gives just as good results as Panasonic's Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH pancake - but without apparently making any use of software corrections to get there.
Sharpness is high in the center of the frame wide open at F2, but the corners are just a little soft. However they sharpen up rapidly on stopping down, and by F4 sharpness is excellent right across the frame. The very best results are achieved from about F4 to F6.3; at smaller apertures sharpness progressively decreases due to diffraction, with apertures smaller than F16 probably best avoided.
Lateral chromatic aberration is negligible.
We consider falloff to become perceptible when the corner illumination falls to more than 1 stop less than the centre. Here it measures just 0.7 stops wide open - nothing to be concerned about at all.
Distortion is very low, measuring just 0.7% barrel, which you're unlikely to see in normal use.
Samsung NX10 - Digital camera - prosumer - 14.6 Mpix -
With 18-55mm Lens - supported memory: SD, SDHC - black
Samsung NX20 20.3 MP SLR
with 3.0-Inch LCD Camera (Black)
Samsung NX20 Camera
with 18-55mm Lens (Black) + 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 58mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Carrying Case + Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable + Mini Tripod Kit + USB SDHC Reader + Memory Wallet
Samsung NX210 Kit 20.3-megapixel Digital Camera
Samsung NX1000 Black ~ 20.3MP Digital Camera
with 20-50mm Lens
Samsung EV-NX100 Digital SLR
with 14.6 MP and HD Recording
Samsung NX20 Digital Camera Body Only
Samsung NX300 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body & 20-50mm Lens (White)
with 50-200mm Lens & 500mm Mirror Lens + 32GB Card + Case + Battery + Tripod + 2 Lens Kit
Samsung NX300 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body & 18-55mm Lens (Black)
with 50-200mm Lens + 64GB Card + Case + Battery + Tripod + HDMI Cable + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
Samsung NX300 Smart Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body & 18-55mm Lens (White)
with 32GB Card + Case + Battery + Tripod + HDMI Cable + Tele/Wide Lenses + UV Filter