The Samsung NX30 is the korean manufacturer’s latest flagship Smart camera, that runs the Tizen Operating System. This latest camera takes what’s good about the Samsung NX300M, and builds on it. The form factor of the NX30 looks like any other standard compact systems mirror-less camera that supports interchangeable lens, but has some more buttons thrown in for good measure.
Some of the more notable features of the NX30 are:
- 20.3 megapixel sensor, which means you can print up to a massive A1 size.
- Hybrid Autofocus system
- 3″ Lovely super AMOLED, rotatable touchscreen
- Electronic View Finder (EVF) – 2.4 million dots
- 9 fps burst mode pictures
- 1080 / 60p video MPEG4 / H.264
- WiFi / NFC
- Smart Camera 3.0
- Remote shooting
- Group share
- Baby Monitor
- 1/8000th second shutter speed. NX300m was 1/6000th
- Dedicated drive mode button
- Mic input, 3.5mm jack
- Ability to charge the battery over USB
The bundled kit camera lens that you get is the 18-55 OIS Mark III F3.5-5.6, with a AF / MF and a iFunction button, which allows you to scroll through Aperture, ISO, EV, WB and Zoom at a simple press, which is quite handy for quick changes. The NX30 has a Maximum ISO figure of 26,400, which some see as quite as some cameras go as high as some other cameras go higher, but its always the trade off to how much noise is introduced, so I for one rarely have a need to go beyond this point.
The Samsung NX30 is a hit if you want something that is a light smart camera which is compact, has a viewfinder, Mic input jack and can charge over USB. The cursor keys allow quick access to Change display, Auto Focus, ISO Level, White Balance, Adjust AF spot and size. You also have a dedicated exposure button, AEL is default custom set to exposure lock and a Metering mode button.
I hope you have enjoyed the unboxing and I will have a full review for you soon.