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Model Name: Samsung NX30 
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General
Model Number: NX30
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $999.99
Street Price: $714.13
Date Available: 2014-02-20
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 23.1 oz (654 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 1.6 in.
(127 x 96 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 76
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,014
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (120p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX
Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27.0 - 84.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Samsung NX AF System II (Hybrid contrast/phase-detect): 105points (Phase Detection AF), 247points (Contrast AF), Selection: 1point ( Free selection ), Multi: Normal 21 (3 x 7) points, Closeup 35points, Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: Tiltable (up to 80 degrees) EVF with eye sensor; XGA (1024x768) 2,359K dots; 100% Field of view; 0.96x Magnification(50mm eq. lens); -4 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.64x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.96x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN=11 (ISO 100, m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi live view; optional wired via USB
Connections (extended): Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.62
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.73
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 21
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.62
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 21
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 12
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.13
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.087
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.23
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.083
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.285s
Startup Time: 0.8
Play -> Record Time: 0.9
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 3.6
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1410
Usable Battery Types: 1410mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-1410 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 360
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom v5
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n supports Dual Channel (Smart Camera 3.0 with NFC, AutoShare, SNS & Cloud, Email, Auto Back, Remote Viewfinder Pro, Mobile Link,Samsung Link, Group Share, Photo Beam, HomeSync, Baby Monitor)


Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

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