• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX300 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    384k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.1 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Samsung NX300

  • Less expensive
    $800 vs $999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    385g vs 549g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Stylish "retro modern" design in two color schemes; attractive 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen; new APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection AF; better image quality, particularly in low light at high ISOs; faster all-around performance; improved Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Camera feels more plasticky than expected when you pick it up; slower shot-to-speeds compared to rivals; poor buffer depth with raw files; aggressive anti-noise processing destroys detail in high ISO shots; display smudges easily and is rather dim; no EVF support.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX200

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $934
  • APS-C
Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX200
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX1100
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX1100
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX300
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Samsung NX3000
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Samsung NX300
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Samsung NX300
Canon EOS M3
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX3000
Canon EOS M3
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
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