Samsung NX300 review: high performance and fold out touchscreen
8 March 2014
Excerpt: There’s lots of action right now in the compact system camera (CSC) segment, which pairs compact camera bodies with interchangeable lenses for a DSLR-like experience without the internal mirror or associated bulk.
Summary: The Samsung NX300 is a highly capable all-rounder that has already found many fans. It’s easy to bring along for city walks or travel, makes shooting fun, and mostly delivers pleasing results that you can quickly send out into the world.
Excerpt: --- The Samsung NX300 got our nod in the best mirrorless camera for $1,000 category. The affordably priced, compact mirrorless camera gave plenty of room for some really excellent range in lenses. Curious to see how it stacked up against the competition in this price range?
Pros: Attractive "modern retro" camera design blends old with new, Very good image quality, with reduced noise from new sensor, Consistent and logical control layout coupled with touch-screen operation, Clear, simple user interface and menu system, Better-placed one-touch Movie button above thumb rest,...
Cons: Slightly bigger and heavier than the previous model, Leather-look body panel creaks, is made of hard plastic, Gorgeous metal top deck emphasizes the less sophisticated feel of the rest of the body, Battery / SD card door is flimsy, Tilting screen doesn't cater to self-portraits, Touchscreen attra...
Summary: There’s a lot to like about the Samsung NX300. It can produce extremely detailed images, with accurate colors, and makes them easy to share with your friends. Its dedicated movie button lets you switch to recording video quickly, and the footage we captured was very pleasing.
Excerpt: Compact, fast, innovative and with superb picture quality, the Samsung NX300 meets and beats the expectations of CSC users in many ways while opening the door for a new generation of connected cameras.
Summary: My guess is that some people are a little wary of Samsung cameras. Whether they are unsure of the image quality or uncertain of the build and design of the camera, those that are hesitant can cite reasons that are founded in truth…at least up until recently.
Pros: Open source licenses, Fast Autofocus, Sharp images even from kit lens, Great Wi-Fi connectivity, Touchscreen is very responsive
Cons: only charges in camera, Less than stellar battery life