• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-Pro1 advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Samsung NX30 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro1

  • Less expensive
    $825 vs $1045*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.37 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.8 fps vs 5.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • Quality build; Unique hybrid optical viewfinder; Excellent LCD; Good controls; Excellent image quality.

  • Limited to prime lenses (for now); Loose aperture ring and EV dial; Mediocre autofocus speeds; Slow buffer clearing; Tripod socket too close to battery compartment.

  • 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 Samsung NX100

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX100
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX30
Samsung NX100
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Sony NEX-6
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX30
Sony NEX-6
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX300

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung NX300
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX30
Samsung NX300
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX30
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1272
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
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