• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX30 advantages over Fujifilm X-A7

  • Slower slow-motion
    120 fps vs 100 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A7 advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    455g vs 654g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    920k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

  • 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 Samsung NX20

Samsung NX30
Samsung NX20
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-A7
Samsung NX20
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX30
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A7
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A7
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Sony A6100

Samsung NX30
Sony A6100
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Thinner
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony A6100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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