• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X30 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 370 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/1000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Fujifilm X30

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 2.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    230g vs 423g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for its class; Very good optical performance from the bright f/2-2.8 4x lens; Quick autofocus, even in very low light; Fast burst modes; EVF fixes the flaws of optical viewfinder in X20; Tilting high-res LCD screen; Excellent feel in the hands; Very good battery life.

  • Top shutter speed is only 1/1000s when lens is wide open; No built-in ND filter; 28mm eq. may not be wide enough for some; Shallow buffer depths; Default NR processing a bit heavy-handed.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $545
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
Samsung NX3300
Fujifilm X10
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $545
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm X20
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
Samsung NX3300
Fujifilm X20
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Fujifilm X30
Samsung NX2000
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon P7800

Fujifilm X30
Nikon P7800
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung NX3300
Nikon P7800
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Fujifilm X30
Canon EOS M10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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