• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm XP30 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Fujifilm XP30

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.43 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 165 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S1100pj

Fujifilm XP30
Nikon S1100pj
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Samsung NX3000
Nikon S1100pj
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm XP20

Fujifilm XP30
Fujifilm XP20
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Samsung NX3000
Fujifilm XP20
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon AW100

Fujifilm XP30
Nikon AW100
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX3000
Nikon AW100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Fujifilm XP30
Samsung NX1100
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX1100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Fujifilm XP30
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
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