Conclusion: Samsung is an extremely large company with a vast portfolio of products and services from smartphones and tablets, to TVs and home theater systems, and even appliances. However, in the photographic world, more traditional players like Canon, Nikon and Sony tend to get the lion's share of attention,...
Pros: Very good image quality at low to moderately high ISOs, Improved sensor and revised default NR provides a better balance between chroma noise and detail compared to predecessor, Excellent hue accuracy in JPEGs when using manual white balance, Decent kit lens optical quality, No sign of PDAF senso...
Cons: Slow buffer clearing even with fast UHS-I card, Buffer depths when shooting RAW files could be better, Mediocre dynamic range for an APS-C sensor, Auto and Incandescent white balance struggle indoors, RAW files converted with Adobe LR or PS can look significantly different from camera JPEGs, with...
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.
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,...
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 o...
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 r...
Conclusion: Like the NX300, we can enthusiastically recommend the NX30 – it’s a high-quality CSC that delivers fine results. No question, it’s a bit on the expensive side but one mitigating factor is the inclusion of a full copy of Lightroom 5.0 editing software and a good starter kit lens.
Samsung Smart Camera NX30 review: 20.3-megapixel compact system camera
13 April 2014
Conclusion: With its mix of snapshot and DSLR-type controls, the Smart Camera NX30 is a device that is easy to get to grips with and will deliver great-looking shots with plenty of color and contrast straight out of the camera.
Pros: Adjustable eye level viewfinder and tilting rear panel AMOLED display, Intuitive operation, Clear and colorful image quality requiring few tweaks
Conclusion: For those looking for a solid CSC with plenty of in-built features the NX30 could be a great choice. With plenty of easy to navigate controls and intuitive functions, the NX30 would make a great step up from a compact camera for those not quite ready to tackle a DSLR.
Small in size, but packs plenty of features and produces great quality
Good Gear Guide.au
28 April 2014
Conclusion: Samsung is onto a good thing with the NX30 interchangeable lens camera, but we shouldn't be surprised: NX cameras have been good since the release of the NX10. The NX30 can capture clear and vibrant images, and it has lots of features that allow it to be used by pros and beginners alike.
Pros: Good overall performance and image quality, EVF can angle upwards, Plenty of features to play with, including Wi-Fi
Cons: No dedicated button to switch off the screen, Doesn't come with a charger, Not weather sealed
Excerpt: The NX30 is the latest flagship model in Samsung's NX series. Whereas other NX models look like compact cameras, this one is distinctly SLR-shaped. Its viewfinder and pop-up flash are housed in a hump above the lens, and there's a substantial handgrip.