• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Samsung NX30 advantages over Nikon Z6 II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Nikon Z6 II advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 8.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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
Nikon Z6 II
Samsung NX20
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX30
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon Z6 II
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon Z6 II
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Canon R6

Samsung NX30
Canon R6
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z6 II
Canon R6
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon Z5

Samsung NX30
Nikon Z5
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z5
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
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