Samsung NX300 Camera

NX300

High performance made portable—great for the on-the-go photographer. The NX300 features a new, ultra-sensitive 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and an advanced hybrid autofocus system for delivering detailed images that help blur the line between professional and enthusiast. And thanks to the 1/6,000 shutter speed, you can keep up with the action, this helps to capture a fast paced moment you may have otherwise missed.

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At a Glance
  • 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Advanced Hybrid AF System
  • 8.6fps Continuous Shooting
  • 1/6,000s Super Speed Shutter

Taking the sensor to the next level

Taking the sensor to the next level
Advanced 20.3M APS-C CMOS Sensor Worthy of professional photographers, but made for the enthusiast, the 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor—now with Phase detection AF—delivers quality images and lifelike colours with a high resolution in its class. It’s also great for out-focusing photography, thanks to the large sensor used in the NX300 mirror less camera. The sensor, which measures 23.5mm x 15.7mm, collects light so you can create beautiful images with reduced noise, even in low-lit situations.

Capture with great clarity and speed

Capture with great clarity and speed
Advanced Hybrid AF System The hybrid AF (autofocus) system combines Phase detection AF and contrast AF for fast and accurate autofocusing. Phase detection AF nearly instantaneously determines the distance of your subject, while contrast AF fine-tunes the focus for outstanding contrast. Enabled by short shutter lag, the hybrid AF System allows you to shoot accurate, sharply detailed images fast.

Capture the moments within a moment

Capture the moments within a moment
8.6fps Continuous Shooting When you’re shooting fast-moving action such as a tennis player stretching for a shot at the net, the NX300 helps you to effortlessly capture the entire sequence with a series of brilliantly clear stills. The NX300 lets you shoot continuously at an ultra-fast rate of 8.6 frames per second to help ensure you get the shot you want. The advanced autofocus system helps to bring crystal clarity to fast-moving subjects, and a short shutter release lag helps you capture the fleeting moment before the subject moves out of frame.

Everything about the camera is fast, including the interface

Everything about the camera is fast, including the interface
Hybrid UI (Touch & 5 Way Key) Variation The NX300 offers multiple options, even for navigating the menu on the 3.31"(84.0mm) WVGA screen. The intuitive Hybrid Touch User Interface combines a 5-way button with a touchscreen so you can quickly select menu options to apply effects, share images, input text and more. Whether you’re tapping the screen or moving the cursor around, everything you do is easy and fast.

Designed to capture attention with retro modern style

Designed to capture attention with retro modern style
Retro Modern Design Taking its cues from the simplicity of vintage camera design and from innovation, the design of the NX300 impresses with elegant, flowing lines and a luxuriously textured feel. It’s crafted from sturdy metal, yet is compact and lightweight for easy on-the-go shooting. Sharp edging presents a sleek silhouette when viewed from above, while an ergonomic design helps ensure a safe and steady grip.

Get a different view on life

Get a different view on life
3.31"(84.0mm) AMOLED Tilt Display See—and capture—the world differently. The 3.31"(84.0mm) AMOLED Tilt Display flips up 90º and down 45º. So now you can easily frame and capture a low-angle image without having to awkwardly contort your body or lie on the ground. You can also hold the camera over a crowd for a high-angle shot and see exactly what you’re getting. Shooting from a variety of angles can also make for more exciting photo albums.

An exceptional engine for outstanding shooting

An exceptional engine for outstanding shooting
DRIMe IV New Image Engine Powered by Samsung’s next-generation DSP imaging engine, the DRIMe IV image processor accurately captures the special moments in your life. It’s faster than its predecessor for overall performance, including colour reproduction and noise reduction. Whether you’re shooting 2D or 3D, this engine ensures you’ll treasure your memories—with Full HD movie quality—for the rest of your life.

Add pop to your movies and stills

Add pop to your movies and stills
True 3D Creator 3D Still / Movie Capture Capability (45mm 2D/3D Lens only) Make vacation stills and videos pop off the screen with True 3D Creator. Featuring a single lens system for capturing 2D and 3D images, the NX300 interchangeable-lens camera lets you shoot stills and movies in 3D via Samsung 45mm 2D/3D lens. When you’re done shooting, let your friends back home feel as if they were there with you, by showing off your stunningly vivid adventures on a compatible 3D HDTV.
The speed you need for great photography

The speed you need for great photography

1/6,000s Super Speed Shutter You have a split second to take the shot your family will be talking about for generations. Take it with the NX300, which boasts a shutter speed of 1/6,000s. With that kind of shutter speed—and the fast autofocus system—you can capture a skater whipping by or a snowboarder in midair.

Discover the true beauty of Full HD video

Discover the true beauty of Full HD video
Full HD Movie (1080/60p) The NX300 may not look like a camcorder, but it capably captures Full HD 1080/60p video. Performance that can be bolstered by an optional 18-200mm lens and wide zoom capability. The NX300 delivers smooth, professional-looking videos that play well on your compatible HDTV. When you’re ready for Showtime, an HDMI interface lets you transmit your vision straight to the big screen.
Always ready to share your memories

Always ready to share your memories

Smart Camera 2.0 (Dual Band Wi-Fi) Connect to your world—and to your smart devices. A dedicated Direct Link hot key lets you quickly and wirelessly send images to a compatible mobile phone, tablet, PC or Smart HDTV—directly from your camera. It’s great for sharing moments with friends, family and your favourite social network sites*. The Samsung NX300 also includes Dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) support so you can connect fast and with stability to wireless networks around you.
Wide Range ISO (100~25,600)

Wide Range ISO (100~25,600)

Capturing natural-looking images indoors, or outside at night, can require a higher ISO than most cameras allow. The NX300 lets you shoot up to ISO 25,600 making it twice as sensitive to light as the previous Samsung model—so you can snap speed photos with minimal noise and blurring, even in low light.
Smart Mode

Smart Mode

Tap Smart Mode to access a variety of settings that help you get the perfect shot every time—even if you’re not a pro. Capture a speed scene with Sports Capture, or let Rich Tone create extraordinarily surrealistic photos with colours that pop. Just choose the mode you want and shoot.
Creative Shot

Creative Shot

Add emotional impact to your images without stopping to figure out which mode to use. Creative Shot automatically analyses the scene when you take the shot, and prepares the appropriate effects. So a happy face beams a little brighter, and a sunset glows with a touch more orange.
Smart Filter

Smart Filter

Boost creative fun with the Smart Filter –right on the display! Cartoon filter makes any photo look like an animated film scene while Cross Filter makes light sources appear to have several points of light, like stars. There’s also Ink Painting, Half-tone Dot and more ways for you to express your creative side.

Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeCMOS
  • Sensor Size23.5 x 15.7mm
  • Effective PixelApprox 20.3MP
  • Total PixelApprox 21.6MP
  • Color FilterRGB Primary Colour Filter

Lens

  • Usable LensSamsung Lenses for Samsung NX Mount
  • MountSamsung NX
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Image Stabilisation

  • typeLens Shift (Depends on Lens)
  • modeOIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

  • modeLDC On / Off (depends on Lens)

i-Function

  • i-Functioni-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0)

Dust Reduction

  • typeSupersonic drive

Display

  • typeAMOLED with Touch (C-type Touch Control Enabled) and Tilt (Up 90°, Down 45°)
  • Size84.0mm (3.31")
  • ResolutionWVGA (800 x 48 ) 768k dots (Pentile)
  • Field of ViewApprox 100%
  • User DisplayGrid (4 types), Histgram, Icons: On / Off, Distance Scale: ft / m / Off

Focusing

  • typePhase Detection & Contrast AF
  • modeSingle AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
  • Focusing pointTotal AF Point: 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF) Selection: 1 point (Free selection ) Multi: Normal 21 (3 x 7) points (Cross point 1), Closeup 35points Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
  • AF-assist lampYes

Shutter Speed

  • typeElectronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
  • SpeedAuto: 1/6,000 seconds ~ 30 seconds Manual: 1/6,000 seconds ~ 30 seconds (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time: 4 minutes)

Exposure

  • Metering SystemTTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot Metering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
  • Compensation±3EV (1/3EV step)
  • AE LockCUSTOM Key applicable
  • ISO EquivalentAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800, 25,600 (1 or 1/3EV step) * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO1,600)

Drive Mode

  • modeSingle, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW)
  • ContinuousJPEG: High (8.6fps) , Normal (up to 5fps) selectable Burst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, 30 shots by 1 release RAW: High (8.6fps), Normal (up to 5fps) selectable
  • BracketAuto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW
  • Self Timer2 - 30 seconds (1 seconds step)
  • Remote ControllerVia Micro USB port

Flash

  • typeExternal Flash only (Bundle with SEF8A)
  • modeSmart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
  • Guide Number8 (at ISO 100) (SEF8A)
  • Angle of View Coverage28mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
  • Sync. SpeedLess than 1/180 seconds
  • Flash Compensation-2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
  • External FlashSamsung External Flash available
  • Synchro (Flash attachment)Hot Shoe

White Balance

  • modeAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)
  • Micro AdjustmentEach 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range ExpansionOFF / Smart Range+ / HDR

Picture Wizard

  • modeStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
  • ParameterContrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Colour

Shooting

  • modeSmart Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Lens Priority, Smart, Wi-Fi
  • Smart modeBeauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face
  • Smart FilterVignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours)
  • Image SizeJPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2.0M (1728 x 1152), 5.0M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7.0M (2640 x 2640), 4.0M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW: 20.0M (5472 x 3648) * 3D Lens Image Size: JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688 x 1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
  • QualitySuper fine , Fine, Normal
  • RAW FormatSRW (ver.2.0.0)
  • Color SpaceSRGB / Adobe RGB

Image Play

  • typeSingle image, Thumbnails (3 / 15 / 40 images), Slide show, Movie
  • EditingSmart Filter, Red-eye fix, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast
  • Smart FilterVignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours)

Movie Clip

  • FormatMP4 (H.264)
  • CompressionMovie: H.264, Sound: AAC
  • modeProgram, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • RecordingWith Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time: 29 minutes 59 seconds)
  • Smart FilterVignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours) (1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240)
  • Image Size1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing
  • Frame Rate60fps, 30fps, 24fps (1920 x 810 Only) (* 3D - 30fps Only)
  • Multi-Motion Recordingx0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
  • QualityHigh Quality, Normal
  • SoundStereo Sound
  • Movie EditingStill Image Capture, Time Trimming

Storage

  • MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1 Support
  • File formatRAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.21), MPO (for 3D), DCF, DPOF 1.1
  • Capacity (2GB)20.0M: RAW 39
    20.0M (3:2): Super Fine 130, Fine 163, Normal 217
    10.1M (3:2): Super Fine 277, Fine 356, Normal 505
    5.9M (3:2): Super Fine 471, Fine 570, Normal 727
    2.0M (3:2): Super Fine 1053, Fine 1426, Normal 1941
    Burst (5.0M): Super Fine 430, Fine 514, Normal 638
    16.9M (16:9): Super Fine 153, Fine 190, Normal 251
    7.8M (16:9): Super Fine 346, Fine 417, Normal 568
    4.9M (16:9): Super Fine 512, Fine 670, Normal 896
    2.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1015, Fine 1349, Normal 1700
    13.3M (1:1): Super Fine 217, Fine 227, Normal 284
    7.0M (1:1): Super Fine 336, Fine 465, Normal 592
    4.0M (1:1): Super Fine 559, Fine 752, Normal 1203
    1.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2149, Fine 2471, Normal 2819
    Movie: 1920 x 1080
    60p: High Quality 10m 10 seconds, Normal 12m 43 seconds 1920 x 1080
    30p: High Quality 17m 41 seconds, Normal 22m 9 seconds 1920 x 810
    24p: High Quality 21m 35 seconds, Normal 27m 2 seconds 1280 x 720
    60p :High Quality 16m 51 seconds, Normal 21m 6 seconds 1280 x 720
    30p: High Quality 29m 11 seconds, Normal 36m 35 seconds 640 x 480
    30p: High Quality 120m 47 seconds, Normal 153m 30 seconds 320 x 240
    30p: High Quality 218m 48 seconds, Normal 278m 24 seconds
    ※ These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.

Languages

  • Languages29 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian)

GPS

  • typeGeo-tagging w / Optional GPS Module (WGS84)

NFC

  • NFCYes

Interface

  • Digital Output ConnectorUSB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
  • Video OutputNTSC, PAL HDMI 1.4a
  • External ReleaseYes
  • DC Power Input ConnectorDC 5.0V, 1A via Micro USB port

Power

  • Power Source

    • typeRechargeable battery: BP1130 (1,130mAh)
  • Battery160 minutes / 320 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension

    • Dimension (WxHxD)122.0 x 63.7 x 40.7mm (excluding the projection part)
  • Weight284g (without battery)
  • Operating Temperature0 - 40°C
  • Operating Humidity5 - 85%

S/W and PC OS

  • Bundle PC S/WAdobe Photoshop Lightroom, iLauncher, Adobe Reader

Wireless

  • WirelessIEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel. AutoShare. Cloud. Email. Auto Backup. Remote Viewfinder. Mobile Link. Wi-Fi Direct. AllSharePlay. Social Sharing

System Requirement

  • Windows

    • iLauncherPC with processor better than Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2GHz or higher Minimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended) Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8 250MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / Ati X1600 series or later 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
  • Macintosh

    • iLauncherMac OS 10.5 or higher Minimum 256MB RAM Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space USB port CD-ROM drive

Support

User Manual

8.81 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2014.03.29

Software (1)

  • Install Guide

    All OS, 0.01MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    2013.07.03 tooltipbox

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    1. Title - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom S/W Ver. 4.4.1
    2. Applicable Model - NX300, NX2000, NX1100
    *Please download and update your program
    *OPEN attached file - You can find URL address

    [Improved items of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ver. 4.4.1]
    - Enhanced NX300, NX2000, NX1100 RAW picture quality

    [download URL]
    - Windows: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5600
    - Mac.: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5599

Firmware (3)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 240.89 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    1. Title - NX300 firmware v1.41
    2. Carrier or Corporate Customer - Open market
    3. Description
    [Caution] During upgrading firmware, a camera turns itself on and off 3 times.
    Do not cut off the power and Do not remove battery before complete message.

    [v1.41]
    1.Add Wi-Fi Privacy Lock function
    2.Revision Open Source Licenses

    [v1.40]
    1.Adding Shunt down Action option of Sensor Cleaning
    2.Adding DMF Responsiveness option (support lens 18-55mm-III, 16-50mm)
    3.16-50mm S and Power zoom lens compatability
    - Improved AF performance and color shading
    - Power zoom lens, zoom speed changing option
    - Power zoom lens, movie recording touch-zoom function option
    - Power zoom lens, display focal-length option

    [v1.34]
    1.Fixed vertical noise on the left side after upgrade v1.33

    [v1.33]
    1.Remote ViewFinder - add touch AF function
    2.Remote ViewFinder - add streaming quality option
    3.Improved connection speed of android smart phone
    (Please use latest version of Upgrade Smart Camera App)
    4.Improved Movie recording(Framing Mode ON)
    5.Improved 60mm,85mm lens full time manual focus performance

    [v1.32]
    1.Improved image quality
    2.Improved LCD review
    3.Reboot NX300 - Do not reset value of Slide show options

    [v1.31]
    1.Improved recognition issue of 18-55mm lens re-mount many times under power on condition
    2.Improved application issue of Playback-Editing photos-color temperature -1000K
    3.Improved Movie Header Information error
    4.Improved reset F number after execution power save and power on
  • Upgrade guide

    All OS, 0.28 MB, pdf, MULTI LANGUAGE

    2014.06.26

  • Lens Upgrade File

    All OS, 0.37 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    This is the latest LENS firmware package.
    To maximize improved firmware performance, body firmware should be the latest version.

    1. 18-55mm-III (v1.11)
    - Improved OIS performance
    - Improved the DMF sense of rotation for MF ring
    - Add new function for NX30 - Enable 3 steps control of DMF sensitivity

    2. 18-55mm-I (v1.20), 18-55mm-II_iFn (v1.10),
    20-50mm-I (v1.10), 20-50mm-II (v1.00), 20mm (v1.10),
    50-200mm-I (v1.20), 50-200mm-II_iFn (v1.10)
    - Change the sense of rotation for MF Ring. (Opposite position)
    - Reduce the Current consumption when lens operated.
    - Improved infinity AF(Auto Focus) accuracy at fireworks mode.

    3. 18-200mm (v1.10)
    - Improved NX200 movie mode aperture noise
    - Improved OIS current and noise

    4. 30mm (v1.22)
    - Intermittent failure of DMF that occurs when user press half shutter is fixed.
    - Accuracy of auto focus has been improved.

    5. 85mm (v1.10)
    - Back focusing problem of small aperture is fixed.

    [How to check the Lens firmware version]
    Please select the menu in the following order.
    Menu -> Setup -> Device information

    [How to update the Lens firmware]
    1) Download the lens firmware file into the root directory of the SD memory card.
    - When you upgrade the lens firmware, the lens which you upgrade must be attached on the camera.
    - If you can not attach the lens to the camera, you can not not upgrade it.
    - The file name of lens firmware is ''lens.bin''
    - If there is a difference between attached lens and lens firmware file, you can find the ''File Error'' message.
    2) Insert the SD card on which the lens firmware file is to be saved and then turn on the camera.
    3) Please select the menu in the following order.
    Menu -> Setup -> Device Information -> Firmware Update -> Lens Firmware -> ''Yes''

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