Samsung NX30 Shooter’s Report Part I: Specs look great on paper. But do they measure up in real life?


posted Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM EDT


After a gangbusters launch of their new marketing campaign, the Samsung NX30 looks to be a promising camera for NX shooters. And indeed that seems to be the case, as our own John Shafer discovered in his first installment of his Samsung NX30 Shooter's Report.

From John himself:

"On paper, Samsung NX cameras have a very competitive feature-set and excellent performance specs. I was excited to see how the NX30 performs compared to other mirrorless cameras I've used -- especially at action performance and image quality. Samsung sent me the NX30 in a kit with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 image-stabilized zoom lens. The camera is spec'd with a 20-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 9 frames per second high-speed burst, hybrid auto focus, a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), 3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, i-Function control system, and Full HD video at 60 frames per second. It definitely looks great on paper. But do those specs measure up to a great camera in real life?"

Head on over to read the John's Shooter's Report Part I of our Samsung NX30 review to find out.

NX30 + 18-55mm Kit Lens: 48mm, f/6.3, 1/100s, ISO 200, -0.3EV
NX30 + 18-55mm Kit Lens: 18mm, f/3.5, 1/1250s, ISO 200, +0.3EV

Stay tuned! Our Shooter's Report Part II to follow soon.

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