Samsung NX30 Optics

We've already tested the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III OIS kit lens on the NX300 which shares the same sensor and processor, so hop on over to our Samsung NX300 Optics page to see how it performs. Note that the test images shown on most other pages of these test results were taken with the very sharp Samsung 60mm f/2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA NX prime lens.

Kit Lens Zoom Range

18-55mm Zoom
Average zoom range for a kit lens, with above average performance.

18mm @ f/8 30mm @ f/8
55mm @ f/8

The Samsung NX30 is available bundled with the Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX lens, which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of about 27-84mm. Its ~3.1x zoom ratio is about average for a bundled lens, however far-field optical performance at f/8 appears to be slightly above average for a kit lens, with good sharpness and contrast across much of the frame.


Samsung NX30 Viewfinder

Viewfinder Test Results

Very good accuracy from the AMOLED monitor and EVF.

60mm, AMOLED Monitor 60mm, EVF

The Samsung NX30's AMOLED monitor and electronic viewfinder both proved to be very accurate, showing just over 100% coverage in our tests. Very good results here, though expected from an image derived from the sensor.


The images above were taken from our standardized test shots. For a collection of more pictorial photos, see our Samsung NX30 Photo Gallery .

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