• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX300
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850
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Predecessor: Samsung NX200
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Panasonic GF7
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Successor: Samsung NX500
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General
Model Number: NX300 GX850
Alternate Model Number(s):   GX800, GF9
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $549.99
Street Price: $990.00 $498.50
Date Available: 2013-03-05 2017-02-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.4 oz (549 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
11.9 oz (336 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(122 x 64 x 41 mm)
4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(107 x 65 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 16.0
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 76 73
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.6 23.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7 13.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 942 586
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), .SRW 12-bit RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.1 9.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​15p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS III NX i-Function Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032); 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 85mm 24 - 64mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 12 - 32mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 2.67x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom 2x, 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection); 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF) Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 49-area-focusing, Custom Multi, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint; Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch MF Assist, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / OLED No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.3 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 768,000 dots (384,000 px) 1,040,000 dots (347,000 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Panorama (Live, 3D), Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo; Smart Filter: Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative, Selective Color (4 Color Modes); Magic Frame: Old Album, Old Film, Wave, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Wall Art, Holiday, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper Scene: Portrait, Child, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Relaxing Tone, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool, Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine; Panorama (Standard / Wide / Self Shot Mode)
Self Timer: 2-30 sec in 1 sec steps seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft. 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 GN=5.6m (18.3 feet) at ISO 200 / 4.0m (13.1 feet) at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/50
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired (SR2NX02) via USB Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G) Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.12 0.35
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.72  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 2  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 2.56 0.34
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.1 9.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 14 114
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 17
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.7 9.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 16
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.23 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.088 seconds 0.086 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.41 seconds 0.45 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.071 seconds 0.085 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.299s  
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.8 seconds 1.6 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   20 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP1130 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP1130 lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom PHOTOfunSTUDIO and SILKYPIX Developer available as free downloads
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: NEW 3D Still and movie capture, NEW Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection), NEW 3.3-inch AMOLED Touchscreen and Tilt Display, NEW SMART Camera 2.0 functionality, NEW Premium retro modern design, 20.3 MP CMOS sensor (APS-C), Full HD video recording, Dual-band Wi-Fi Connectivity (2.4G/5G). Available in black/silver or white/silver. Available in black or silver.