Samsung NX300 Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 64 x 41 mm, 331g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: NX210
  • Replaced by: NX500

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Samsung NX300 Overview


First introduced in November, 2013, Samsung NX300 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Samsung replaced the older Samsung NX210 with NX300. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX300 with Samsung NX210

Samsung replaced NX300 with Samsung NX500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX300 with Samsung NX500


Samsung NX300 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX300

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX300 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Samsung NX300 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 NX300


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX300 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
331g Light Body
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
768k dots Screen Resolution
1/6000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
247 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 330 shots
Type Scores

Samsung NX300 has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #105 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #244 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung NX300 Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
59
Value for money score
78
Portability score
91
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX300


Samsung NX300 weighs 331g and has external dimensions of 122 x 64 x 41mm (4.8 x 2.52 x 1.61"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Samsung NX300 is 11 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX300
331g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX300
41mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX300 with the dimensions:

Samsung NX300

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX300 Dimensions NX300
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 331 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Samsung NX500 Samsung NX500 287 g 331 g 120 x 64 x 43 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Samsung NX300M Samsung NX300M 331 g 331 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 331 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 331 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 331 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 331 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Samsung NX30 Samsung NX30 375 g 331 g 127 x 96 x 58 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX300


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX300
Announced November, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-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 Tilting
Screen Resolution 768k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
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 1/6000 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 Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
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 Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP1130
Physical
Weight 331 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 64 x 41 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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