• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX20 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.69x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder

Fujifilm X-T30 advantages over Samsung NX20

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
    ~1.30 vs 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    10 months vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.06 vs 0.35 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    26.1 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 7.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    28 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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 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

  • High quality images with lots of detail; Excellent graphical user interface is fun to use; Smart implementation of WiFi makes it relatively easy to share photos wirelessly.

  • Designed so much like a DSLR you may wonder why you shouldn't get a DSLR instead; Some performance issues, particularly slow buffer clearing and shot-to-shot speed; Initial WiFi set-up can be confusing.

  • Same great image quality as the X-T3; Excellent high ISO performance for an APS-C camera; Improved hybrid AF system with full image area coverage; Fast AF speeds; 4K video up to 30p; Compact design; Great value.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than predecessor; No in-body image stabilization; Single card slot; No dedicated headphone jack; No weather sealing.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Samsung NX20
Pentax K-01
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T30
Pentax K-01
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Samsung NX20
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T30
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung NX20
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T30
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A6100

Samsung NX20
Sony A6100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony A6100
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • Longer exposure
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T200

Samsung NX20
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-T30
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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