Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style. Interestingly, all feature 20.3-megapixel Samsung APS-C CMOS sensors. The new NX30 replaces the NX20 as the flagship DSLR-style model. It improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including a more powerful image processor, better EVF and external monitor, and improved video and wireless capabilities. (The higher-priced Samsung Galaxy NX uses a similar form factor, but is larger—almost DSLR size—to accommodate its built-in Android operating system and 4.8-inch screen.)
The eye-level EVF features XGA resolution and tilts up to 80° upward for easy low-angle shooting. The new 3-inch Super AMOLED touch-screen monitor swings 180° horizontally and swivels 270° for easy all-angle shooting.
Benefits of the new DRIMeIV processor include 9 fps shooting at full 20.3-megapixel resolution, ISO settings from 100-25,600, 1080/60p full HD video capability (with OIS Duo stabilization), and 2D/3D capture with the optional Samsung 45mm ƒ/1.8 2D/3D lens.
Integrated NFC and the Photo Beam feature let you transfer images and videos from the NX30 to a compatible smartphone or tablet just by touching the devices together. AutoShare sends each photo to your smartphone or tablet automatically, while MobileLink allows you to send selected images to four smart devices simultaneously. Remote Viewfinder Pro lets you operate the NX30 remotely via smartphone.
Images are stored on SD/SDHC/SDXC media with UHS-I compatibility. Lens focal lengths from 16mm to 200mm are available for Samsung’s NX cameras (with the sensor’s 1.5X focal-length factor, this is a range equivalent to 24-300mm on a 35mm camera or full-frame DSLR).
Dimensions are 5.0×3.8×1.6 inches and 13.2 ounces (body only).
STANDOUT FEATURE: The 20.3 MP APS-C DSLR-style mirrorless camera makes it easy to capture and share images.
1.The new eye-level EVF and external Super AMOLED touch-screen monitor are both adjustable.
2.A big handgrip provides good ergonomics.
3.The new 16-50mm ƒ/2-2.8 S ED OIS zoom is the first in Samsung’s premium S-series.