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Samsung NX30 review

Fantastic all-rounder with lots of added extras

As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung NX30, we've shot our resolution chart.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.


Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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ISO 100

ISO 100. Score: 24 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 200

ISO 200. Score: 24 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 400

ISO 400. Score: 24 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 800

ISO 800. Score: 22 Click here to see the full resolution image

ISO 1600
ISO 1600

ISO 1600. Score: 20 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 3200

ISO 3200. Score: 18 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 6400

ISO 6400. Score: 16 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 12800

ISO 12800. Score: 14 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 25600

ISO 25600. 10 Click here to see the full resolution image

RAW

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ISO 100

ISO 100. Score: 24 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 200

ISO 200. Score: 24 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 400

ISO 400. Score: 24 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 800

ISO 800. Score: 22 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 1600

ISO 1600. Score: 20 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 3200

ISO 3200. Score: 18 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 6400

ISO 6400. Score: 14 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 12800

ISO 12800. Score: 12 Click here to see the full resolution image

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ISO 25600

ISO 25600. Score: 12 Click here to see the full resolution image

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.3 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Product FamilySmart NX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesNear Field Communication (NFC), Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)975 g
Minimum Focus Distance280 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution21.6 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Battery Model SupportedBP1410
Height95.5 mm
Width127 mm
Depth41.7 mm
Autofocus Points247
Product SeriesNX
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNX30
Product NameSmart Camera NX30
Product LineSmart
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX30ZZBGBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing InformationDiscover life's hidden moments
  • Discover amazing detail with a powerful 20.3MP APS-C sensor
  • Shoot fast with Advanced Hybrid AF and 1/800sec shutter speed
  • Share and save anywhere and anytime using NFC and Wi-Fi
  • Swivel and tilt the vivid touchscreen display for the best angle
Package Contents
  • Smart Camera NX30
  • 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS III
Display Resolution1036000 Pixel
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker