Samsung NX300 Review – Classy Look, Powerful Features
23 April 2014
Excerpt: Although Samsung NX210 was a big step forward in terms of specifications in comparison with its predecessors, the NX300 takes it even further as the most impressive NX series camera to date. Most of the features included in the previous NX210 model, Samsung’s last year flagship camera, have been upgraded and a few more have been added. The first upgrade worth mentioning is the burst rate function, which was enhanced from 1/4000 sec to 1/6000.
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. It’s an area where Samsung has been making steady headway with an expanding range of lenses that now includes a new 45mm prime lens for shooting 3D stills and movies. It works exclusively with the latest arrival – the faux leather-clad Samsung NX300.
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. If that’s all you’re looking for you may be a very happy camper when you buy it. More ambitious photographers may find the NX300 wanting in certain ways.
Excerpt: When reviewing cameras, I like to put them through some real-life rigors. So, when my editor handed me the Samsung NX 300 a week before my friend’s Wild West-meets-Pinterest wedding at her family’s ranch in New Mexico, I figured a weekend in cowgirl country presented a great opportunity for some tests.
Pros: Clean optics and a nice big sensor. Touchscreen display is easy to use and high-quality — I didn’t miss a viewfinder. Fast image capture. Manual controls are good, and auto mode yields great results. Wi-Fi sharing tools make image back-up a snap. Compact with retro looks, totally hip.
Cons: Gratuitous 3-D functions distract from a perfectly good lens — get the cheaper 2-D version. Underwhelming in-camera editing tools. Clunky novelty capture features. Super-shaky video — at least it’s 1080p. Purple lens flare and harsh automatic flash make for some tricky photographic situations.
Excerpt: --- --- Big, bulky cameras aren't for everybody. You don't need chunky, SLR-like styling to get interchangeable-lens versatility, and some of us are more than happy to forego a few features for street shooter anonymity. Back in 2011, Samsung answered that need, dropped the electronic viewfinder from the then-flagship NX11, and created the stealthy NX200 mirrorless.
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, Larger, higher-res AMOLED display, Articulated AMOLED monitor tilts up 90 degrees, down 30 degrees for versatility, Very fast Hybrid phase / contrast-detect autofocus consist...
Cons: 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, Larger, higher-res AMOLED display, Articulated AMOLED monitor tilts up 90 degrees, down 30 degrees for versatility, Very fast Hybrid phase / contrast-detect autofocus consist...
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. It offers a high-resolution APS-C-sensor with 20.3 million pixels, a hybrid autofocus system and a crisp 3.3-inch AMOLED screen. The NX300 is impressively fast, with a top frame rate of 8.6fps and a maximum 1/6000sec shutter speed.