• 1/3 inch 17.3mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 29.00mm - 87.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix S30
  • Samsung NX300
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Predecessor:   Samsung NX200
NX200 vs NX300
Successor:   Samsung NX500
NX300 vs NX500
General
Model Number: S30 NX300
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $119.95 $799.99
Street Price:   $999.00
Date Available: 2012-02-15 2013-03-05
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.5 oz (214 g)
includes batteries
19.4 oz (549 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.0 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.
(102 x 65 x 39 mm)
4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(122 x 64 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: Yes No
Waterproof Depth:   n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 20.3
Sensor Format: 1/3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 17.28mm2 (4.8mm x 3.6mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.32 microns 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type:   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: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3)
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 JPEG (EXIF 2.21), .SRW 12-bit RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.5 8.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p/15p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format:   MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Samsung NX
Lens: NIKKOR, 6 elements in 5 groups Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS III NX i-Function
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 87mm 28 - 85mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.1 - 12.3mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ??? f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
 
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 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection); 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 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:    
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto (80 to 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, Manual 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: 1/1000 - 4 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: 256-segment matrix, center-weighted 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: Scene modes include Underwater, Interval Shooting, Highlight Color, Diorama (miniature) Effect, Closeups, Continuous, Food Mode, Soft Focus and Fireworks; Special effects include Soft Focus, Selective Color and Miniature 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: 10 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, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; Slow Syncro 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: [W]: 0.3 to 3.5m (1ft. to 11ft.) [T]: 0.5 to 2.0m (1ft 8 in. to 6 ft 7 in.) 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:   MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: 47.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: 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: No 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): 1.5 8.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4 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): 410 shots (NiMH AA) 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary BP1130
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Alkaline AAs 1 x Proprietary BP1130 lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof to 9.8 feet (3m), Shockproof to 2.6 feet (80cm), Dustproof, 720p HD Movies, Smart Portrait System. Available in a choice of colors including white, blue and pink. 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.