Summary: With a large touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and an APS-C sized sensor there's a lot to like about the Samsung NX300. It consistently produces high-quality shots, is easy to use -- even if you're a novice -- and ships with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, all of which helps it justify its price tag.
Cons: Some barrel distortion on raw shots; Slightly bulky when compared to other compact system cameras.
Excerpt: 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: Battery only charges in camera, Less than stellar battery life
Summary: To make the Samsung NX300 a better camera than those that have been released before it, Samsung has carefully listened to the feedback from its consumers. Price and performance have been two areas in the past where NX-series cameras have been marked down, but both of these areas have seen improvement with this latest release.
Summary: As we were completing our review the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) announced the winners of its annual 'best products' competition for 2013-14. Among them, the Samsung NX300 was listed as the Best European Compact System Camera for 2013-14. The judges' citation praised the camera for being 'compact, fast, innovative' and meeting the expectations of CSC users in many ways while opening the door for a new generation of connected cameras.
Excerpt: Smart camera is a relatively new category that has popped up this year whereby vendors are trying to market shooters as more than just a device to take snaps. Adding more to a camera’s functionality is not a bad idea as the likes of smartphones and tablets start encroaching on the traditional camera marketplace. As more devices become hybrids, there is pressure to give consumers more bang for their buck.
Pros: Good price, wifi capability, can push pics to email and social networking sites; very stylish, takes good shots and video
Cons: Aside from the smart aspects, overkill on other options like aperture, ISO etc
Excerpt: , and introduces a large 3.3inch 760k dot tilting touch-screen, improved focus speed and slightly quicker continuous shooting, as well as a new two-tone design, available in black/brown/white and silver.
Pros: Great image quality, Great 3.31inch touch screen, Improved noise results, Much improved front and rear grip, Adobe Lightroom 4 included on CD, Good AWB performance, Excellent Wi-Fi
Cons: RAW not available when shooting some effects, 20-50mm lens doesn't include OIS, Wi-Fi use noticeably reduces battery life
Excerpt: The sensor is new for starters. The resolution's stuck at 20.3 megapixels (producing 5472 x 3648 snaps), and its physical dimensions still match APS-C, but it's now faster to focus, with combined phase detection and contrast AF marking your quarry in less than a tenth of a second.
Pros: iFunction control system, low light performance, APS-C sensor, large and bright articulated screen, resolution; plenty of hand-holding for beginners that doesn't get in the way of more experienced users, bundled Lightroom software
Cons: Some barrel distortion in more clinical tests, no bundled external charger