Samsung NX300 Review

4.5
May 13, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Image Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7mm
Effective Pixel Approx 20.3MP
Total Pixel Approx 21.6MP
Color Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter

Lens

Usable Lens Samsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount
Mount Samsung NX

Image Stabilization

Type Lens Shift (Depends on Lens)
Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

Mode LDC On / Off (depends on Lens)

i-Function

i-Depth, i-Zoom (x 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0)

Dust Reduction

Type Supersonic drive

Display

Type AMOLED with Touch (C-type Touch Control Enabled) and Tilt (Up 90°, Down 45°)
Size 84mm (3.31")
Resolution WVGA ( 800 x 480 ) 768k dots (Pentile)
Field of View Approx 100%
User Display Grid (4types), Histgram, Icons : On / Off, Distance Scale : ft / m / Off

Focusing

Type Phase Detection & Contrast AF
Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
Focusing point Total AF Point : 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF) Selection : 1 point ( Free selection ) Multi : Normal 21 (3 x 7) points (Cross point 1), Closeup 35 points
Face Detection : Max. 10 faces
AF-Assist Lamp Yes

Shutter Speed

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed Auto:1/6000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual:1/6000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time : 4min.)

Exposure

Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment
Metering : Multi, Centre-weighted, SpotMetering range : EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock CUSTOM Key applicable
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step)
* AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 1600)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW)
Continuous JPEG : High (8.6fps) , Normal (up to 5fps) selectableBurst : 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release
RAW : High (8.6fps), Normal (up to 5fps) selectable
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW
Self-Timer 2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)
Remote Controller via Micro USB port

Flash

Type External Flash only (Bundle with SEF8A)
Mode Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Guide Number 8 (at ISO 100) (SEF8A)
Angle of View Coverage 28mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
Sync. Speed Less than 1/180sec.
Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
External Flash Samsung External Flash available
Synchro (Flash attachment) Hot Shoe

White Balance

Mode Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)
Micro Adjustment Each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis

Dynamic Range Expansion

OFF / Smart Range+ / HDR

Picture Wizard

Mode Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1 ~ 3)
Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Colour

Shooting

Mode Smart Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Lens Priority, Smart, Wi-Fi
Smart mode Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face
Smart Filter Vignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours)
Image Size JPEG (3:2):20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (2736 x 1824) : Burst mode only JPEG (16:9):16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1) :13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW : 20M (5472 x 3648) * 3D Lens Image Size : JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688 x 1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
Quality Super fine , Fine, Normal
RAW Format SRW (ver.2.0.0)
Color Space sRGB / Adobe RGB

Image Play

Type Single image, Thumbnails (3 / 15 / 40 images), Slide show, Movie
Editing Smart Filter, Red-eye fix, Backlight., Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast
Smart Filter Vignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours)

Movie Clip

Format MP4 (H.264)
Compression Movie : H.264 , Sound : AAC
Mode Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Recording With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time : 29 minutes 59 seconds)
Smart Filter Vignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours) (1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240)
Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing
Frame Rate 60fps, 30fps, 24fps (1920 x 810 Only) (* 3D - 30fps Only)
Multi-Motion Recording x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
Quality High Quality , Normal
Sound Stereo Sound
Movie Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

Storage

Media SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1 Support
File Format RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), MPO(for 3D), DCF, DPOF 1.1
Capacity (2GB) 20M : RAW 3920M (3:2) : Super Fine 130, Fine 163, Normal 21710.1M (3:2) : Super Fine 277, Fine 356, Normal 5055.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 471, Fine 570, Normal 7272M (3:2) : Super Fine 1053, Fine 1426, Normal 1941 Burst (5M) : Super Fine 430, Fine 514, Normal 63816.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 153, Fine 190, Normal 2517.8M (16:9) : Super Fine 346, Fine 417, Normal 5684.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 512, Fine 670, Normal 8962.1M (16:9) : Super Fine 1015, Fine 1349, Normal 170013.3M (1:1) : Super Fine 217, Fine 227, Normal 2847M (1:1) : Super Fine 336, Fine 465, Normal 5924M (1:1) : Super Fine 559, Fine 752, Normal 12031.1M (1:1) : Super Fine 2149, Fine 2471, Normal 2819 Movie : 1920 x 1080 60p: High Quality 10m 10s, Normal 12m 43s 1920 x 1080 30p : High Quality 17m 41s, Normal 22m 9s 1920 x 810 24p : High Quality 21m 35s, Normal 27m 2s 1280 x 720 60p: High Quality 16m 51s, Normal 21m 6s 1280 x 720 30p: High Quality 29m 11s, Normal 36m 35s 640 x 480 30p : High Quality 120m 47s, Normal 153m 30s 320 x 240 30p: High Quality 218m 48s, Normal 278m 24s
*These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.

Languages

29 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian,Serbian, Croatian)

GPS

Type Geo-tagging w / Optional GPS Module (WGS84)

NFC

Yes

Interface

Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
Video Output NTSC, PALHDMI 1.4a
External Release Yes
DC Power Input Connector DC 5V, 1A via Micro USB port

Power

Power Source Type Rechargeable battery : BP1130 (1130mAh)
Battery 160 min / 320 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

Dimensions Dimension (WxHxD) 122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 284 g (without battery)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 - 85%

S/W and PC OS

Bundle PC S/W Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, iLauncher, Adobe Reader

Wireless

Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel. AutoShare. Cloud. Email. Auto Backup. Remote Viewfinder. Mobile Link. Wi-Fi Direct. AllSharePlay. Social Sharing

System Requirement

Windows iLauncher PC with processor better than Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher
Minimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended) Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / Ati X1600 series or later 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Macintosh iLauncher Mac OS 10.5 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive

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