• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A2300
  • Samsung NX300
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Predecessor:   Samsung NX200
NX200 vs NX300
Successor:   Samsung NX500
NX300 vs NX500
General
Model Number: A2300 NX300
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $149.99 $799.99
Street Price: $93.02 $999.99
Date Available: 2012-03-15 2013-03-05
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
includes batteries
19.4 oz (549 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.7 x 2.1 x 0.8 in.
(94 x 54 x 20 mm)
4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(122 x 64 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 20.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:   76
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   942
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9)
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),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.21), .SRW 12-bit RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 8.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (p25)
640x480 (p30)
1920x1080 (60p/30p/15p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Monoaural Linear PCM) MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Samsung NX
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS III NX i-Function
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 28 - 85mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 25mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/6.9 (T) - ?? f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 60 cm
1.2 - 23.6 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection); 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / OLED
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.3
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 768,000 dots (384,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/6000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie Scene: Panorama (Live, 3D), Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo; Smart Filter: Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative, Selective Color (4 Color Modes); Magic Frame: Old Album, Old Film, Wave, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Wall Art, Holiday, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2-30 sec in 1 sec steps seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 8.0 m / 26.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T) Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync:   1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   .SRW 12-bit RAW
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Monoaural Linear PCM) MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired (SR2NX02) via USB
Connections (extended):   Mini HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   1.12
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   1.72
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   2
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   2.56
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 8.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   14
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   7.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   7.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.088 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.41 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.071 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full AF shutter lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.299s
Startup Time:   1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 2.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-11L Proprietary BP1130
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-11L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP1130 lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 720p HD videos, Smart Auto with 32 modes, Help button. Available in black, silver, blue or red. NEW 3D Still and movie capture, NEW Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection), NEW 3.3-inch AMOLED Touchscreen and Tilt Display, NEW SMART Camera 2.0 functionality, NEW Premium retro modern design, 20.3 MP CMOS sensor (APS-C), Full HD video recording, Dual-band Wi-Fi Connectivity (2.4G/5G). Available in black/silver or white/silver.