Summary: The Samsung NX30 is another in the long line of very strong mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) from this manufacturer, offering a good mix of strong image quality, advanced shooting features, fast performance, and nice add-on features. You'll find a 20.3MP image sensor with this model, and you can create large prints with the NX30, as long as the lighting in the scene is good.
Pros: Photo quality is excellent, either in RAW or JPEG, Strong mixture of manual control and automatic shooting options, Display includes both touch and articulated capabilities, Easy-to-use, NX30 works quickly in all shooting modes
Cons: Camera's size is a little larger than some other mirrorless options, Extendable electronic viewfinder seems like overkill with articulated display screen, Video quality could be a little better, Having memory card compartment on the side panel would have been a better design, Starting price is a little high
Excerpt: Samsung NX30: Connected Flagship . Samsung's NX-series of mirrorless compact system cameras welcomes a new flagship with the NX30. Like its predecessor, the NX20, this new Samsung is styled like an SLR and it sports an improved version of the older camera's 20.3-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor.
Summary: At the beginning of 2014, Samsung's award-winning NX-series got a new sibling soon, in the form of the NX30. It features a 16MP CMOS image sensor mated to the DRIMeIV Image Processor for faster shooting (1/8000 sec shutter and 9 FPS continuous shooting), improved performance in lower lighting conditions, as well as the the NX AF (Auto Focus) System II for a quicker and more even focus. In terms of viewfinders, there are two.
Pros: NX30 shoots extremely sharp and well exposed photos, Both RAW and JPEG formats available, Camera works extremely fast with especially strong autofocus capabilities, Great mix of basic and advanced shooting options, Touch screen makes this advanced camera easy to use, Great to have articulated display screen, Addition of electronic viewfinder expands this camera's versatility, Multiple wireless connectivity options available, Wi-Fi capabilities are among the easiest to...
Cons: High ISO settings tend to show some noise, Video results could be a little better, Camera is larger than most mirrorless ILCs, Price could be a little lower, Battery compartment and memory card compartment are together, rather than separate memory card compartment on side panel
Conclusion: Samsung NX30 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in the market with a solid image quality that will silence the worst of mirrorless critics. However, the real strength of the camera is how far it goes to add connectivity features that add more value and speed to the way you can use the camera to capture and share those images.
Conclusion: The Samsung NX30 is an excellent mirrorless camera with a unique titling EVF, but its burst shooting duration is limited.
Pros: Snappy autofocus. 8.6fps burst shooting. Excellent high ISO performance. Solid control layout. Vari-angle touch-screen display. Tilting EVF. Integrated flash. Wi-Fi with NFC. 1080p60 video with mic input.
Cons: Limited burst shooting. EVF lags in dim light. On the bulky side. No alternate kit or body only purchase options. Dedicated charger not included.
Excerpt: Once getting my hands on the device, I saw why Samsung went to this nontraditional route to market the Nx30. For one, the device screams quality. Unboxing device you’ll find the medium sized camera module with an assortment of settings to qualm any aspiring photographers doubts about the versatility of the device. Included on the camera module is the world’s first pull out viewfinder with a built in tilt mechanism. Words cannot do this additional feature justice.
Excerpt: The new Wi-Fi-enabled 20.3-megapixel Samsung NX30 ($999, with 18-55mm OIS i-Function lens) is not just your ordinary Compact System Camera (CSC). Targeting the enthusiast photographer, it has more DSLR-like features and qualities than smaller, lighter CSCs, and it’s more expensive. But, does it have the chops to attract advanced users with their eyes on enthusiast DSLRs? Yes, it does.
Pros: High-quality stills and videos, Very good EVF, twisting touchscreen AMOLED screen, Responsive, 9 fps burst mode
Cons: Relatively expensive, ISO results not best in class
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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, Responsive touch screen adds another level of control, Fn menu provides shortcuts to useful settings, Reliable Wi-Fi sharing and remote control
Cons: 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