• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $825
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 654g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Samsung NX30 advantages over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,014 vs 840 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.60 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    21 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (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
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • 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 Sony NEX-5R

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX30
Sony NEX-5R
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $450
  • APS-C
Samsung NX30
Samsung NX1100
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX1000
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung NX30
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX30
Sony A5000
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung NX1000
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
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