amazon Samsung NX300 reviews
According to technology site TechRadar, NX300 camera is very different camera models like the Samsung NX210 and senior Samsung NX1000 is still on the market. Of course, they still have the same points as the sensor is equipped with APS-C size 20.3 megapixel.
Samsung NX300 combines the AF phase (phase detection) with contrast AF (contrast detection). Samsung claims this feature can help fixed object photographed in 0.08 seconds. This feature can not be tested in the laboratory, but it certainly is very fast and very useful when “fixed” a race car speed.
NX300 also has a shutter speed of 1/6000 second maximum, faster speed of 1/4000 sec NX210 camera models, along with the ability to shoot RAW and tilting touchscreen overturn.
There are all 105 points and 247 AF phase contrast focus point on the Samsung NX300’s sensor, and it can detect up to 10 faces in order to determine the best mechanism to capture snapshots of the crowd.
Samsung NX300 is priced 748 USD. Compared to Samsung’s NX cameras, the NX300 price NX1000 form when this pattern has launched, and NX210 also cheaper machines and the full price of the NX20 original.
In this price bracket, NX300 price with mirrorless cameras Olympus PEN Lite rival E-PL5 and the Nikon 1 J2, but more expensive Sony NEX-5R and Pentax Q10.
Samsung had two choices for consumers, a 18-55mm lens is traditional iFunction (equivalent to 35mm range delimited 27.7-84.7mm) and a slightly shorter lens 20-50mm (equivalent to 30.8- 77mm). Cameras in this review use 18-55mm lens.
In addition to the automatic shooting mode (auto) mode shooting situation (scene) and P, A, S, M (4 popular camera mode, in which P Programmed Auto mode, Shutter Priority S , a’s and M’s Manual Aperture priority), NX300 camera adds a further mode called priority mode lens (lens priority). The advantage of this mode is the same as shooting mode Aperture priority but simpler, allowing the photographer to not pay attention to the aperture (f-stops), but just focus on the slider defocus / sharpen with could drag on the touchscreen or scroll by rotating the focus ring on the lens iFunction.
NX300 also has a flash, but it is not integrated into the machine, so either you have to carry to shoot with flash or longer exposure mode or a higher ISO. Has an ISO range of ISO 100 to ISO run from 25600, with 3 stops in each direction offset, exposure compensation mode 1 / 3EV. Samsung NX210 and Samsung in the NX1000, ISO 12800 only achieve the highest level, so this is a significant improvement in the NX300.
Samsung NX300 offers 14 shooting modes situations (Scene mode), with the common modes like landscape (landscape), closeup (macro), panorama (panorama) …. It also adds more creative options to blur flowing water and headlights in the night shooting streak.
NX300 does not have a dedicated movie mode, and this is a “bonus”, because you can shoot in any conventional stills mode and will not run the risk of losing a missed photograph certain valuable moments for the camera in the wrong mode.
Camcorder is best quality at 60fps frame rate resolution of 1920 x 1080, unless you select the 3D lens, the frame rate was 30fps will be halved. If you want to experiment a bit rich, you can reduce the resolution to 320 x 240 and to the frame rate of 24 fps.
Hardware quality and design
Nothing to complain about the quality of the NX300 hardware. Samsung NX300 can be a bit heavier than the predecessor, but very sturdy camera body, and there is certainly coated aluminum top.
The battery and card slot is located under and rated very well from the substrate does not touch the first machine to a tripod, so you can replace the battery or the card without having to remove it.
Bright AMOLED screen is easy to use under direct sunlight. NX300 screen larger than most opponents with sizes from diagonal corners is 3:31 inches / 84mm. The screen can be tilted flip so you can tilt it up or down to create more creative shooting angles, and it is the first touchscreen on a semi-professional camera of Samsung.
NX300 swivel screen quite sure, make sure that users can flip on and off for years of use, and Samsung is also very successful in creating a balance between work makes swivel screen has smoothness enough to be able to easily locate and tough enough to stand still.
If you choose one of Samsung iFunction lens, 18-55mm kit lens as there will be buttons on the side of the lens IFN. Click IFN button will appear a context menu and the menu controls by turning the focus ring at the bottom of the lens, through which you can quickly make changes in shutter speed, aperture, balance white and many others.
Although not new, but this amazing feature set all control functions into your left hand, right hand, and to be comfortable with the shutter freedom. Moreover, you do not need to change the way of holding the camera body to navigate the shooting options. It also made it possible for you to use shutter priority mode lens mentioned above.
The full menu is regularly used carefully arranged on the card (tab). Each part has gaps large enough for users though rather large fingers can still accurate control, and any command or control operations are very sensitive reaction.
Sadly NX300 no external battery charger, so you will have a new rechargeable battery comes with the adapter, plug the micro USB port at the side of the projector, just below the HDMI port.
You do not have to use the USB port to retrieve your pictures on the camera, because as well as the Samsung NX210, NX300 machine also has Wi-Fi connectivity. Moreover, Wi-Fi connectivity in Samsung’s NX300 is very good because the company has extensive experience in building smartphones.
There is even a place dedicated Wi-Fi on a rotation adjustment mode (mode dial), which allows you access to a wide range of functions, including backup to Microsoft SkyDrive photos or saved directly to a PC or Mac. A node connected directly above the top of the camera lets you create shortcuts for this mode, so you can program and activate Wi-Fi launch a wireless function that is often used, with one ring. For those who are familiar with your tablet or smartphone, NX300 also has a built-in NFC technology to share photos.
Overall, the layout of the controls of the NX300 does not make mistakes, the most frequently used option is located right under your fingers.
However, although you can use your finger to the left and right across the screen to scroll through the images when viewing them, but the NX300 still missing wheels at the rear as NX210.
where can you get a Samsung NX300 online
Samsung NX300 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3.3″ AMOLED Touch Screen (Brown): Buy it now
Samsung NX300 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm Lens and 3.3″ AMOLED Touch Screen (White): Buy it now
Samsung NX300 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3.3″ AMOLED Touch Screen (Black): Buy it now
Samsung NX300 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3.3″ AMOLED Touch Screen (White): Buy it now
Samsung NX300 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm Lens and 3.3″ AMOLED Touch Screen (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer): Buy it now
Samsung announced NX300 with autofocus speed maximum 0.08 seconds with contrast AF system and AF phase. Machine with 105 points and 247 AF phase contrast focus point.
This mechanism works very well in these conditions of use, even when the light is weak. Selection tapped the screen to set the focus point manually is faster than using the hard keys. It also has face detection function of up to 10 faces in any one frame. Photo taken in both RAW and JPEG files, realistic colors with pictures taken in low-light conditions both good and in overcast conditions.
However, some test photographs showed some distortion if slightly reduced sharpness of corners and edges of the tested images RAW files, but if you shoot JPEG, then this is not a problem.
Metering (metering) very accurately in the test, the performance NX300 works very well under all possible conditions and overcast morning. NX300 allows multi-point metering and metering tap into the core, with 221 metering points are spread across the frame.
White balance control is easy to use through the lens and focus ring IFN button. Machine with 8 pre-defined light sources, including 3 set of different fluorescent lamps and the customization options and crafts.
NX300 Samsung has equipped the unique features and highest level. Big screen, vivid, 20.3 megapixel sensor, shutter speed 1/6000 sec biggest and the best time to focus only 0.08 seconds. These characteristics of the NX300 enough to satisfy almost all users, except for a handful of ultra-premium users.
Very nice image quality and color accuracy. The photographs in low light conditions is also very good. Overall, the image quality of the NX300 does not have any demerit points and even those who know how to use the new camera can also capture high quality images thanks to the shooting modes built-in intelligent machines and systems iFunction lens, lens functions prioritize new world has opened up an attractive image for the less experienced users.
+ Good Quality photos
+ Structural good machine, beautiful design
+ Easy to use
+ Features capture “lens priority” interesting
– The body and the lens is slightly larger
– No removable battery charger