• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon L30 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Nikon L30

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen 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
  • 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
    6.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm AX550

Nikon L30
Fujifilm AX550
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung NX Mini
Fujifilm AX550
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon L28

Nikon L30
Nikon L28
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $90
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon L28
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $90
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm AX650

Nikon L30
Fujifilm AX650
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens
  • $115
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung NX Mini
Fujifilm AX650
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $115
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon L30
Nikon J4
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon J5

Nikon L30
Nikon J5
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • On-sensor phase detect
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