Samsung NX30 Review

4.5
February 24, 2014 | 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 Stabilisation

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 (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast

Dust Reduction

Type Super Sonic Drive

Display

Type Super AMOLED with Touch Panel (C-Type Touch Control Enabled) and Swivel (Horizontal: 180degree, Vertical: 270degree)
Size 76.7mm (3")
Resolution FVGA (720 x 480) 1037k dots (S-Stripe)
Field of View Approx 100%
User Display Grid (4 types), Histgram, Icons: On / Off, Distance Scale: ft / m / Off, Electronic Level, Overexposure Guide

ViewFinder

Type Tiltable EVF w / Eye Contact Sensor
Resolution XGA (1024 x 768) 2359K dots
Filed of View Approx 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.96x (Equivalent to a 50mm lens)
Eyepoint Approx. 18.5mm
Diopter Adjustment Approx. -4 ~ +1m-1

Focusing

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

Shutter Speed

Type Electronically Controlled Vertical-Run Focal Plane Shutter
Speed Auto:1/8000sec. ~ 1/4sec. (EFS available), Manual:1/8000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) (EFS available), Bulb (Limit time: 4min.)

Exposure

Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment, Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot, Metering range: EV -3 ~ 18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock AEL Button
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 ISO3200)

Drive Mode

Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW / Depth)
Continuous JPEG: High (9fps) , Normal (4fps) selectable, Burst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable , RAW: High (9fps), Normal (4fps) selectable
Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth
Self-Timer 2 - 30sec (1sec Step)
Remote Controller Via Micro USB port

Flash

Type A-TTL Pop-up flash
Mode Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Guide Number 11 (at ISO 100)
Angle of View Coverage 28mm Wide-Angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
Sync. Speed Less than 1/200sec
Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV (0.5EV step)
Internal Flash Yes
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, Custom1, Custom 2, 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, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
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 mode with 3D lens is available only with JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688 x 1512) or 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 (15 / 24 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 Audio On / Off (Shooting time: Max. 29' 59'')
Smart Filter Vignetting, Miniature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective
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 (w / Input Level Adjustment, Audio Level Display)
Movie Editing Still Image Capture / Time Trimming

Storage

Media SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1 Support
File Format RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (for 3D), DCF
Capacity (2GB) 20M: RAW 57 20M (3:2): Super Fine 150, Fine 180, Normal 224 10.1M (3:2): Super Fine 271, Fine 325, Normal 405 5.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 411, Fine 492, Normal 613 2M (3:2) : Super Fine 797, Fine 952, Normal 1180 Burst (5M): Super Fine 464, Fine 555, Normal 690 16.9M (16:9): Super Fine 174, Fine 209, Normal 261 7.8M (16:9): Super Fine 335, Fine 401, Normal 499 4.9M (16:9): Super Fine 471, Fine 564, Normal 701 2.1M (16:9): Super Fine 781, Fine 933, Normal 1158 13.3M (1:1): Super Fine 214, Fine 257, Normal 321 7M (1:1): Super Fine 363, Fine 435, Normal 542 4M (1:1): Super Fine 538, Fine 643, Normal 800 1.1M (1:1): Super Fine 1030, Fine 1227, Normal 1519 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 02s 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

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

NFC

Yes

Interface

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

Power

Power Source Type Rechargeable battery: BP1410 (1410mAh, 7.6V)
Battery 180 min / 360 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

Dimension Dimension (WxHxD) 127 x 95.5 x 41.7mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 375g (without battery)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C
Operating Humidity 5 - 85%

S/W and PC OS

Bundle PC S/W Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher

Wireless

Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (Smart Camera 3.0) . AutoShare . SNS & Cloud . Email . Auto Backup . Remote Viewfinder Pro . Mobile Link . Samsung Link . Group Share . Photo Beam . HomeSync . Baby Monitor

System Requirement

Windows iLauncher Intel® i5 3.3GHz or Higher AMD Phenom™ II x4 3.2GHz or higher Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended) Windows 7 / 8 250MB of available hard-disk space (1GB and above recommend) USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher 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 (except PowerPC) Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive

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