The Samsung NX30 is a midrange mirrorless camera that features a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and the company's latest DRIMeIV processor. It supports the same NX-mount lenses as its predecessor (the NX20). The NX30 has a Hybrid AF system that combines on-chip phase detection with more traditional contrast detection. Photos can be composed on a fully articulating 3-inch AMOLED display or a unique pull-out, tilting electronic viewfinder. The NX30 has numerous Wi-Fi functions, and now includes NFC for 'tap and go' photo sharing.
Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Camera Kit with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black)
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- 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Hybrid phase/contrast detect AF
- Up to 9 fps contintuous shooting
- ISO 100-25600
- 3-inch articulating AMOLED touchscreen with 1,036,000 dots
- Electronic viewfinder with 2,359,000 dots
- 1080/30fps HD video (H.264/MPEG-4)
- Uncompressed output via HDMI
- Built- in Wi-Fi
- Bundled with Adobe Lightroom
- JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG capture
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Other resolutions||5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 3712 x 2088, 2640 x 2640, 2976 x 1984, 2944 x 1656, 2000 x 2000, 1728 x 1152, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 1024|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 25600|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes (with fine-tuning)|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Digital zoom||Yes (1.2x - 2x)|
|Number of focus points||247|
|Lens mount||Samsung NX|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Touch screen||Yes (Touch AF, Touch shutter)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (pop-up)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot shoe, wireless via built-in flash)|
|Continuous drive||9 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 - 30 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3-shot)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240|
|Videography notes||Uncompressed output over HDMI at 30p|
|Storage types||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Dual channel 802.11b/g/n|
|Remote control||Yes (wired or via smartphone)|
|Battery description||BP1410 lithium-ion battery and USB charger|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 96 x 58 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.28″)|
While both cameras have SLR-style bodies and fully articulating displays, the NX30 has little else in common with the NX20 that came before it. It's taller and wider, though thinner, thanks to a refined grip design. This grip - along with the thumb rest on the rear - make the NX30 more comfortable to hold. As you'll see later, the NX30 also comes with a new power zoom 16-50mm kit lens.
Perhaps the most significant design change is the NX30's new pull-out, tilting electronic viewfinder. In order to tilt the EVF, you must pull it away from the camera body (from our experience with a pre-production camera we found it a bit too easy to accidentally push back in). Once that's done, the viewfinder can tilt upward as much 80 degrees, similar to the EVF on the Panasonic GX7. In terms of resolution, the NX30's EVF has 2.36 million dots.
The video features on the NX30 are competitive with higher-end mirrorless cameras. It can record movies at 1080/60p with stereo sound and dual (optical + electronic) image stabilization. The camera sports a mic input, and manual audio level adjustment. Enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the NX30 can output uncompressed video over HDMI at 30p.
a question for nx30 owners
hi I have a question for the nx30 owners on here. I went to the photography show in the NEC yesterday and had a play with the nx30 but when I composed with the live view screen and then looked through the viewfinder all is fine but when I stopped looking through viewfinder the screen would not switch back on again, i could only use the viewfinder, to get the camera rear screen to operate again I found I had to turn off camera and turn on again for the rear screen to work. is this normal? or was the camera set wrong in the menu system? I thought as soon as the sensor no longer detects your eye over the eyepiece it would switch back to live view? other than this I was impressed with the camera and certainly the response from it which seemed superb
No, that is not normal at all. Make sure nothing is blocking the eye sensor. There is also an option in the menu to turn viewfinder on or off, or if you use "iFn Plus" you can set one of a couple different buttons to act as an EVF on/off button (press i-Fn and the programmed button). Eric Continue Reading
aha I didn't think that was right but the staff on didn't give me the impression they ne much but I certainly hadn't any fingers or anything over the sensor, Im now wondering if it was where everyone was playing with the cameras and pushing buttons that may have caused them to malfunction a little? I went to have a real look at the new 16-50 lenses but alas they was only behind a screen and couldn't be used :-( along with the new flash Continue Reading
Does Metz 44 AF-1 do HSS with NX30 ?
Hi, i have the nx300 and the Metz 44 AF-1 flash for Samsung. I think about exchanging the nx300 by nx30, because the nx30 can do high sync speed flash (=HSS), that means for example Flash with 1/1000 shutter speed in the HSS mode ( i do now know if this mode does automatically kick in in TTL mode or you have to switch camera and/or flash to a special HSS-TTL mode ). Officially HSS of Nx30 works only with the new Samsung SEF-580A flash because Samsung only publishes the spec for Samsung products, but maybe also with the newest Metz flashes. Did someone test if Flash with 1/1000 shutter speed works with the Metz 44 (for-Samsung-version) and the Nx30 ?
Thanks, Eric. So I will not replace my Nx300 this year. What I do next year is another question, depending what NX cameras and flashes appear within the next 18 months. The SEF-580-A flash seems a bit head-heavy - i may wait until the price comes down. Continue Reading
I'm not sure, but I think no HSS no matter you have nx30 or nx300. Because Metz 44 doesn't support hss at all, even the Canon or Nikon version. Continue Reading
How does NX30's Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) work?
Hope this isn't a silly question :-D Just skimmed the NX30 User Guide , and I'm curious to understand how Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) works? Here's 2 interesting snippets quoted from the User Guide: (1) If you record a video with the DIS function, the video will be recorded at a narrower angle than the lens' angle. (2) The DIS function is not supported when you attach a fish-eye lens. So it sounds like DIS must be some sort of sensor-based digital anti-shake mechanism. But the sensor doesn't physically move (unlike Olympus' 5-axis IBIS)? But instead, the sensor area gets further cropped, so the only thing that moves is the crop-origin point, possibly in response to yaw-sensors? OK propellor-heads, how do you reckon DIS works?
If weather permits Saturday I'll shoot some video of the little league game comparing DIS on and off. Continue Reading
No,i didn't,not yet figured it out the DIS mode for the video,will try to spot the different soon.. Continue Reading
Simple, it is all done via the newly developed SES method, (Samsung Electronic Stimulation). The camera gives short rapid static charges through the hand grip. This causes the photographer to vibrate at a rate that is equal to the camera movements. To think people say that Samsung only pinch other peoples ideas. ;-) Continue Reading