• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

Buy From

Differences

Samsung NX30 advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.8 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • 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
    19 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 21 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 12 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

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

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Fujifilm X-E3

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.

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX20

Samsung NX30
Samsung NX20
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-E3
Samsung NX20
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX30
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-E3
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Samsung NX30
Canon EOS M3
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M3
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
Compare Other Cameras?