Samsung NX30 Review

Overall Score

74

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 58 mm, 375g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: NX20

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Samsung NX30 Overview


First introduced in January, 2014, Samsung NX30 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Samsung replaced the older Samsung NX20 with NX30. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX30 with Samsung NX20


Samsung NX30 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX30

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX30 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Samsung NX30 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung NX30


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX30 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
375g Light Body
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1036k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
247 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 360 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Samsung NX30 has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #56 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #116 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung NX30 Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
78
Value for money score
87
Portability score
86
Overall score
74
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX30


Samsung NX30 weighs 375g and has external dimensions of 127 x 96 x 58mm (5.0 x 3.78 x 2.28"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Samsung NX30 is 69 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX30
375g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX30
58mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX30 with the dimensions:

Samsung NX30

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX30 Dimensions NX30
Samsung NX20 Samsung NX20 341 g 375 g 122 x 90 x 40 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 375 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Samsung NX500 Samsung NX500 287 g 375 g 120 x 64 x 43 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Samsung NX300 Samsung NX300 331 g 375 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Samsung NX1 Samsung NX1 550 g 375 g 139 x 102 x 66 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 375 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 375 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Samsung Galaxy NX Samsung Galaxy NX 495 g 375 g 137 x 101 x 26 mm 127 x 96 x 58 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX30


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX30
Announced January, 2014
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Samsung NX
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 32
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1036k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.66
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 247
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP1410
Physical
Weight 375 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 58 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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