• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX300 advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Samsung NX30 advantages over Samsung NX300

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    21 vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.8 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    12 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Stylish "retro modern" design in two color schemes; attractive 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen; new APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection AF; better image quality, particularly in low light at high ISOs; faster all-around performance; improved Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Camera feels more plasticky than expected when you pick it up; slower shot-to-speeds compared to rivals; poor buffer depth with raw files; aggressive anti-noise processing destroys detail in high ISO shots; display smudges easily and is rather dim; no EVF support.

  • Very good image quality at low to moderately high ISOs; Blazing fast single-shot autofocus; Fast 9fps burst with RAW and JPEG files; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC; Good build quality; Tilting EVF; Articulating touchscreen monitor; Bundled with Adobe Lightroom 5 software; Excellent value.

  • Dynamic range not as good as the best APS-C models; Slow buffer clearing even with fast UHS-I cards; Buffer depth with RAW files is underwhelming; Native lens selection is still fairly limited.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-7
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung NX30
Sony NEX-7
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Samsung NX200

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX200
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $934
  • APS-C
Samsung NX30
Samsung NX200
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-6
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung NX30
Sony NEX-6
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX300
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Samsung NX30
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung NX300
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
  • $1073
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1073
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
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