• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-H 476.1mm2
  • 25.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Samsung NX30 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro H

  • Less expensive
    $899 vs $1099*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.8 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    12 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro H advantages over Samsung NX30

  • Larger sensor
    APS-H vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.64x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    25.6 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

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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 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
  • 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
Sigma sd Quattro H
Samsung NX20
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

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
Sigma sd Quattro H
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sigma sd Quattro H
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Samsung NX30
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
Sigma sd Quattro H
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Samsung NX30
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sigma sd Quattro H
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More dots on screen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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