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Samsung NX30 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3" AMOLED Touch Screen and EVF (Black)

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Overall score: 77%
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  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor for high-quality images and life like colors with crystal clear resolution
  • The NX AF System II boasts fast and accurate auto focusing
  • Share your best photos instantly with Family and Friends with Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • SMART features - Social Media Upload, E-mail, Photo beam, Direct Link, Mobile Link, PC Auto-backup, Remote Viewfinder PRO, All Share
  • 1080p HD Video
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Review summary from DPReview

DPReview Silver AwardMay 2014
It provides similar handling, reliable auto focus, and something that DSLRs haven't figured out yet - usable live view.
Allison JohnsonAllison JohnsonJeff KellerJeff KellerKelcey SmithKelcey Smith


The Samsung NX30 provides a DSLR-like experience in a mirrorless camera, with the very un-DSLR-like provision of great live view performance. Its built-in EVF, high-resolution APS-C sensor and connectivity features are very useful, and though we don't feel it's a class-leader in any particular way, the NX30 provides a nice option for those who want the ergonomics of a DSLR and the modern touches of a mirrorless camera.

Reasons to buy

  • High resolution 20 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Good image quality, especially with a bit of Raw processing
  • Quick hybrid AF system rarely falters in good or moderate light
  • High resolution built-in EVF turns on automatically via eye sensor
  • Flip-out LCD helpful for video and tripod work
  • Good level of direct control access

Things to consider

  • Screen and EVF prone to lag in low light
  • Auto ISO limited to 3200 maximum
  • Default noise reduction leaves noise behind and drains color from scene
  • On/off switch easily bumped into On position
  • One proper command dial not as useful as twin dial setup
  • Continuous AF only auto focus option while recording video

Suggested for

Beginners wanting a DSLR-like experience, those who want to share photos wirelessly, landscape and travel shooters

Not suggested for

Tracking fast action, very low light, would-be videographers
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Metering & focus accuracy
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Viewfinder LCD None None LCD
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Continuous Shooting Speed 9 8.6 5 15
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Monitor Size 3 inches 3.3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2.3 x 3.8 inches ; 13.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: EV-NX30ZZBGBUS
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,005 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 6, 2014

Product Description

Product Description

High quality images with rich color are guaranteed with the advanced 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. Delivering shots which are bursting with sharp detail and intense colors, the large sensor is ideal for creating rich images with dramatic foreground and background blur, providing professional quality imaging that ignites the visual senses. Featuring the Samsung NX AF System II that boasts fast and accurate auto focusing, this new model ensures all moments, including fast-moving scenes and subjects, that make up the beauty of everyday life will never be missed.

From the Manufacturer

Shoot brilliant photos and videos--and share them with ease--using the Samsung NX30 SMART Camera. This camera has an advanced auto-focus system and a 20.3-megapixel sensor for vibrant photographs and videos, along with a 3-inch AMOLED swivel display to easily frame shots. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to send pictures to friends or upload them to social networks. The NX30 is bundled with an 18-55 lens that offers a wide range for all-around use.

Samsung NX30 SMART Camera Product Shot

With a top shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second, the NX30 lets you capture movements that can't be seen by the naked eye. View larger.

Samsung NX30 SMART Camera Product Shot

Simply tap the camera to your smartphone to instantly share an image. View larger.

Samsung NX30 SMART Camera Product Shot

Use Remote Viewfinder to frame a group photo or zoom in and out using your smartphone. View larger.

Samsung NX30 SMART Camera

Shoot and save images simultaneously to
your own personal cloud. View larger.

Advanced Auto-Focus and Sensor for Crisp, Detailed Photos

Built with a hybrid auto-focus system and an advanced 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the Samsung NX30 SMART Camera delivers fast focusing and stunning depth-of-field and out-focusing effects. The auto-focus system combines phase detection auto-focus and contrast auto-focus for fast, accurate results. The APS-C CMOS sensor captures light to create noise-free pictures and video.

Fast Shutter Speeds to Capture the Moment

Featuring a top shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second, along with a quick autofocus system, the NX30 enables you to capture movements that can't be seen by the naked eye. You can shoot continuously at 9 frames per second (FPS) for brilliant, clear stills of fast-moving action.

Frame Low-Angle Shots with AMOLED Swivel Display

On the back of the NX30 is a brilliant 3-inch AMOLED swivel and touch display that offers vibrant colors, exceptional contrasts, and virtually blur-free motion clarity. The swivel display flips up and down 270 degrees and pivots 180 degrees horizontally.

Wi-Fi Connectivity for Easy Sharing

Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi capability, the NX30 makes it easy to post pictures and videos--along with comments--to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and other sites. You can also email files to friends and family members or use the Group Share function, which allows you to send images to up to four people simultaneously. The camera also comes with 2 GB of free Dropbox online storage or 50 GB if you also own a GALAXY smartphone.

Full HD Video Recording with HDMI Output for Playback

With the NX30, you can not only shoot photos, but you can also take 1080p Full HD videos. The Smart Range+ feature automatically gives tonal detail a boost, resulting in brighter shadows and darker highlights. Use the HDMI interface to play your video back on an HDTV.

Additionally, when you combine the camera with a 3D lens (sold separately), you get true 3D photos and videos (3D TV system required to view in 3D).

Photo Beam to Share Photos with One Touch

Like other Samsung devices, the NX30 features Photo Beam technology, which makes it a snap to share photos. Simply tap the camera on any NFC-compatible smartphone to automatically share whichever image you're currently viewing.

Save Photos in Real Time with AutoShare

With Samsung's AutoShare feature, you can send photos instantly to an NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet--just as you're shooting them--over a Wi-Fi connection. This makes it easy to back up photos and share them wherever you are.

Remote ViewFinder Pro

When you connect the camera to select smartphones, you can use the Remote ViewFinder Pro app to turn your phone into a viewfinder. A SMART Panel allows you to adjust camera settings, including shutter speed, Iris, exposure control, ISO, and white balance--all wirelessly from the screen of your smartphone. This feature also lets you GPS-tag your photos.

Send Files Using Mobile Link, Even Without Wi-Fi

Based on NFC technology, Samsung's Mobile Link app lets you select and send photos or albums to a designated smartphone or tablet, even when you're away from a Wi-Fi hotspot, and without having to send the photos as a text message or an email. The app also lets you manage photos on your smartphone and save the changes automatically to the camera.

Transfer Files with PC Auto Backup

Saving photos, video clips, and more to your computer is easy with the NX30. Just select the PC Auto Backup function, and the camera will wirelessly transfer all of the files on the camera to your PC or Mac.

Samsung Link to Connect with Other Devices

Thanks to Samsung Link, you can connect this camera wirelessly with other nearby Samsung Link-enabled devices and share photos and videos or upload them to your web storage service.

Save Files to Your Personal Cloud with HomeSync

Samsung's HomeSync feature allows you to save photos and videos to your own personal storage cloud and share them. Even if you're somewhere else in the world, you can share what you capture in real time with your family at home, with photos and videos streamed right to your Samsung Smart TV.

Powerful Image Processing with DRIMe IV

Powered by Samsung's next-generation DSP imaging engine, the DRIMe IV image processor delivers superior color reproduction and noise reduction whether you're shooting in 2D or 3D.

Wide ISO Range for Clear Low-Light Shots

Well suited for capturing natural-looking images indoors or outside at night, the NX30 lets you shoot up to ISO 25600, making it twice as sensitive to light as the previous model of this camera. As a result, you can snap high-speed photos with minimal noise and blurring, even in low-light conditions.

i-Function System for Photo Adjustments

Using this camera's i-Function control, you can quickly and intuitively adjust the aperture, shutter speed, EV, and ISO range with a single button and a value ring on the lens. i-Function also lets you program existing buttons with frequently used settings and set up shortcut keys.

Edit Files with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

An ideal companion for the NX30, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 allows you to bring out all the details in photos, resulting in crisp, professional-looking shots. This software lets you organize photos by location with GPS tagging. You can also view and make adjustments to video clips, turn them into still images, or trim and edit them according to your needs.

Product Dimensions

The Samsung NX30 SMART Camera measures 3.76 by 5 by 1.64 inches (H x W x D) and weighs .83 pounds without the battery.

What's in the Box

Samsung NX30 Smart Compact System Camera, 18-55mm lens, BP1410 battery, Micro USB cable, USB charger, strap, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

NX30 SMART Camera
At a Glance:
  • Advanced auto-focus and 20.3-megapixel sensor
  • Top shutter speed of 1/8000 second
  • Vibrant, 3-inch AMOLED swivel and touch display
  • Wi-Fi capability to post to Facebook and other online networks
  • Full HD video recording with HDMI interface
Samsung NX30 SMART Camera

Shoot Full HD (1080p) video with vivid details
and natural smooth motion. View larger.

Samsung NX30 SMART Camera

Samsung AutoShare can automatically send
photos to any smartphone or
tablet powered by NFC technology.
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Samsung NX30 SMART Camera

All your photos and videos are wirelessly transferred
and safely stored on your computer. View larger.

Customer Reviews

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The touch screen is fully adjustable, has great color and brightness.
Bryan Mordt
The quality of photos taken by the camera is top notch and additional lenses for the camera are very reasonably priced compared to DSLR lenses.
Daniel Johnson
The NX30 is a camera that just about anyone can use the auto setting makes pictures come out looking like a pro took them.
Rudy James Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Eric T TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 15, 2014
Update (6/23/14): Shot my first mirrorless only wedding using only the NX30, 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S, and 85mm f/1.4 and SEF580 flash. Went great. Focus was better than I could have hoped, performance was great, no lockups and I will no longer use my SLR since I was able to rely solely on the NX30 (obviously have backup equipment for professional use). The optional available micro USB external charger is awesome since I could charge my spare batteries using a USB battery pack in my camera bag. No worries running out of battery with only 2 packs at the wedding.

Fast and accurate focus
Great selection of lenses
Superb grip
Well built

Viewfinder with glasses could be better

Bottom Line:
I highly recommend this mirrorless camera. I have a Sony A7R, Fuji X-M1, NEX 3N, and have used many more. This Samsung NX30 is my go to camera. I love the grip and feel of the camera, the responsive controls, fast AF, and great selection of lenses. My complaint is that the viewfinder looks a bit small through my glasses (I am near sighted) and if pointed towards the sun the eye sensor sometimes doesn't work with my glasses on.

When you buy an interchangeable lens camera you need to consider what other lenses, flashes, or other system devices are available. Does it do what you need it to do? I am exclusively a RAW shooter, so JPEG quality is not important to me (the NX30 is generally fine for JPG, but probably geared towards consumers). The Samsung NX has an excellent set of lenses available. For Zooms they have a 12-24mm, 16-50mm f/2-2.8, 16-50mm power zoom compact, 20-50mm compact, 18-55mm, 18-200mm, 50-200mm. For primes, which is what I shoot most of the time, they have: 10mm f/3.5 fisheye, 16mm f/2.4, 20mm f/2.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Alice Oleary on March 20, 2014
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For years I have been devoted to Nikon but I am now 66 years old and my ability to lug heavy equipment around has greatly diminished. I have been searching for a lightweight camera, preferably with an articulated screen. I do a lot of nature photography and being able to move the screen around is very helpful. The NX30 has that screen but even better it has a rangefinder that pulls out and extends upward making for easy waist-high shooting. It is like having a belt and suspenders! The camera is wonderfully light and the ergonomics are good. It doesn't have the rugged feel of the D7000 and I worry about the lack of weather-proofing. In nature photography you encounter all manner of elements. But I am willing to be more vigilant for the ease of use.
These new mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras are "outside" the box and many devotees scoff at them but the quality is excellent. Perhaps if I worked for National Geographic there might be a problem but for the enthusiast who wants good quality with some ease of use I can recommend the NX30. I haven't worked much with the wi-if feature but can certainly see the potential. And I love the iFN button feature on the lenses. Click that button on and you can view (and change) the aperture, ISO, WB and exposure compensation without ever looking away from the screen or rangefinder.
This is an exciting camera and I am really happy to own it.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Mordt on February 22, 2014
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This is a review in progress since I just received my camera yesterday.

I currently own the NX210, NX300 and NX30. I have owned Nikon DSLR's as well but wanted to move to a more compact system so I decided to give Samsung mirrorless cameras a try. Each generation gets better than the last. While the sensor hasn't changed a lot in the last three cameras the fit and finish of these cameras gets better.

Here are some things I like...

The shutter on the NX30 has a nice soft sound.
The EVF is very nice and clear.
The diopter adjustment works well for the EVF.
The EVF pulls out and the viewing angle can be changed.
The touch screen is fully adjustable, has great color and brightness.
Built in intervelometer is a very welcome addition.

Things I dislike...

The autofocus could be faster an more accurate with moving objects.
There are no spare BP1410 batteries available yet.

So far I would highly recommend this camera. At $999 it is a bit pricey but it is a solid camera with a good sensor. Samsung also has a very nice lens offering at prices that are a bit more reasonable than the other big names.

I will update this review as I have more time to evaluate the camera.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rudy James Jr. on June 27, 2014
I want to be upfront with this review I was given this camera as trade in from Samsung At #ditchthedslr day in Times Square NY. The review has nothing to do with me getting the camera this way. I did have to wait in line for over 7 hours and travel over 100 miles to get it and give up my Olympus Evolt 330 so it did cost me something. I am a hobby picture taker my family looks to me to keep a photo record of any family events. I love taking pictures.

The NX30 is a camera that just about anyone can use the auto setting makes pictures come out looking like a pro took them. The color along with the white balance just make photos pop and come alive. the shutter speed and the continual auto focus impressed me beyond my wildest dream. This camera can and has taken 9 pics a second with no lockup. The buffer is big so you can just continue to shoot pic after pic.

The camera is light in your hands but for me it does not feel cheaply made. the EVF is bright colorful and responsive. It was very easy for me to adjust it so I can use it with out my glasses on. Battery life is great they say it is rated to take about 300 pics per charge. I have done some Panoramic pics with it and you would me amazed at how easy it is to do.

My next step is to get a telephoto lens and I am attending 2 NFL preseason football games I will be taking many pictures and I can not wait to see how the camera handles it.

If you LOVE taking pics and you want to move away from point and shoot but not run into the big heavy DSLR this is a camera you can grow with. This is a great camera.

UPDATE 08/13/2014
I have added the 50 to 200mm lens to the camera and I went to the first of 2 pre season football games. NY Giants Vs The Steelers.
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