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Digital cameras

Samsung NX30
 
Approximate retail price:
$760
Summary: A 20-megapixel camera from Samsung with a 3-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, and manual controls.
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About - Samsung NX30

The NX30 is a 20-megapixel camera with a kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28mm-85mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (1,037,000 pixels) that swivels and includes touchscreen capability. It also includes an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.

Because it accepts interchangeable lenses but does not have a mirror and through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model a mirrorless SLR-like camera.

The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/8000 of a second.

The NX30 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5472 x 3648 and full HD-resolution video as MP4 files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60p fps.

The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The NX30 measures 5.2 inches wide by 3.8 inches high by 2.5 inches deep, and weighs 17 ounces (1 pound) (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Samsung has produced some very inexpensive compact digital cameras and some innovative models. Many Samsung models include Wi-Fi. Its WB series covers compact point-and-shoot models and the superzoom category. Its Galaxy line are compacts that have photo sharing capabilities. The company has introduced some mirrorless cameras similar to a micro four-thirds model, but with a larger, APS-C sensor. The NX-series camera includes key SLR features, including interchangeable lenses. The size of NX models vary: Some are similar to an SLR and others are small and light like a point-and-shoot. New features include 4K video and NFC.

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Features & Specs - Samsung NX30
info LCD size (in.) 3
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 1.5
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/8000
info Still image formats JPEG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 1037k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC
info Width (in.) 5.2
info Height (in.) 3.8
info Depth (in.) 2.5
info Max. ISO 25600
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
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