• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • 45.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung NX30 advantages over Sigma dp2 Quattro

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.39 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.9 fps vs 3.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    21 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.8 fps vs 3.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    12 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma dp2 Quattro advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Higher max flash sync
    1/1250 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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.

  • Phenomenal detail and "depth" at low ISOs; Extremely high resolution; Incredible image quality for the price and size (at low ISOs); Fast x-sync speeds; Unique design is unconventional but comfortable and balanced.

  • Poor high ISO performance; Very sluggish buffer clearing; Poor low-light AF; No built-in flash; Very limited third-party RAW file support; Bundled Sigma Photo Pro RAW software is slow and buggy.

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
Sigma dp2 Quattro
Samsung NX20
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $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
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Sigma dp2 Quattro
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sigma dp2 Quattro
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More pixels
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sigma dp1 Quattro

Samsung NX30
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Sigma dp2 Quattro
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Sigma dp3 Quattro

Samsung NX30
Sigma dp3 Quattro
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Sigma dp2 Quattro
Sigma dp3 Quattro
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
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