Samsung NX30 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Pull out electronic viewfinder
  • Tilting LCD touchscreen
  • Manual Modes
  • 1/8000 maximum shutter speed
  • 9 fps burst shooting
  • RAW
  • 3D shooting (with compatible lenses)
  • Wi-Fi with drop-box and automatic backup features
  • Near Field Communication
  • Release Date: 2014-01-02
  • Final Grade: 91 4.55 Star Rating: Recommended

4.55 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung NX30
20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor; Pull out electronic viewfinder; Tilting LCD touchscreen; Manual Modes; 1/8000 maximum shutter speed; 9 fps burst shooting; RAW; 3D shooting (with compatible lenses); Wi-Fi with drop-box and automatic backup features; Near Field Communication
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

With over a year since Samsung's introduction of the NX20, the 2013 top-of-the-line mirrorless NX30 sees quite a few improvements. There are plenty of advanced features on the NX30, so many that it's difficult to choose which ones to highlight. What it offers that other mirrorless models don't is a good place to start, though: The NX30 sports a pull out, tilting electronic viewfinder. The Olympus E-P5 also has a tilting viewfinder, but it's bulky; the viewfinder on the NX30 can be pushed back into the camera when size is an issue. The LCD screen also has a nicer design than most, with the ability to flip the screen out to the side or face it forward for selfies. Samsung cameras are known (and usually purchased) for their web connection; the NX30 has both wi-fi and Near Field Communication, as well as features like automatic uploads to a smartphone or dropbox (in some regions). But don't let the manufacturer fool you, the NX30 is more than just a smart camera, the image quality should be pretty good too. The NX30 sports a large APS-C sensor, a 1/8000 maximum shutter speed, 9 fps burst shooting, and an upgraded autofocus system. Announced just before CES 2014, there's no word yet on the official release date, but don't be too surprised if it's priced right around $1,000.

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