NX30 Smart Camera with 18-55mm Lens
NX30The versatile Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 delivers the performance you demand. Its 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor ensures brilliant images even in low lit situations, the next-gen hybrid autofocus system provides accurate focusing, and a 1/8000 second shutter speed enables you to capture fast-moving subjects with little to no blur. You can also share your brilliant images with embedded NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi—these features let you quickly send pictures to your smartphone or tablet by simply touching the camera to the device. Finally, the NX30’s dynamic design and seamless build quality—including tiltable eye-level electronic viewfinder and Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display are as professional as the images it takes.
Recycling Batteries Responsibly
The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.
The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk
All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.
Discover life's hidden moments
Capture great images with great clarity and speed
Built with a hybrid AF (Auto Focus) system and a large 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 delivers quick focusing while producing depth-of-field and out-focusing effects. The hybrid AF (Auto Focus) system combines Phase detection AF and contrast AF to help provide fast autofocusing. Measuring 23.5mm x 15.7mm, the 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor captures light to help create beautiful, pictures and video. And with a short shutter lag, the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 helps you to shoot sharp and detailed images.
Help bring life to a standstill
Freeze the decisive moment with the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30, which boasts a shutter speed of 1/8,000 of a second. Combining this fast shutter and the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30’s quick autofocus system, the NX30 helps you to capture quick movement.
Save and share virtually anytime, anywhere
Tap and share memories
Save photos to your camera and compatible smartphone as you shoot
Remotely control your camera from a compatible smartphone
Compatible Camera, smartphones and tablets-the easy way to share
Share on the go with friends
From family brunches to nights out with friends, you can take the shots that your friends and family members want copies of with your Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 . Use Group Play to send images to up to four people with compatible devices simultaneously. 4 Since Group Play eliminates the frustration of having to repeat the sharing process over and over again, you have more time for taking share-worthy snaps.
It’s easy to be social
Show off a fabulous selfie with the rest of the world in no time. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can post images and videos to Facebook, YouTube, and now Flickr.2 Tag and add comments, too. You can also upload photos right to your blog, or email them to your family2. Feel free to keep shooting, because your Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 can also upload images to Dropbox web storage.3
Shoot once and save
Wirelessly transfer photos and videos to your compatible computer. Select PC Auto Backup on your Samsung NX30 SMART Camera and if it’s within range, the NX30 camera will try and find your PC wireless network to wirelessly transfer your photos and videos to your compatible computer. 6
Near seamless sharing and play-across multiple compatible devices
Save the moments you’ve captured. Samsung Link wirelessly streams your photos your compatible PC or favourite web storage service such as Dropbox.3 No more waiting to go home to manually upload images. With almost one touch, you can show off photos and videos on your compatible Samsung Smart TV or send them to a compatible smartphone. 1
Sharing is easy.
Get a different view of life in detail
The tilting EVF combines 2,359K dots resolution with excellent frame coverage so you can view the image area. With Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, the 75mm (3.0") Full VGA Super AMOLED screen displays vibrant and stunning colours. The swivel display flips up and down 270°-and pivots 180° horizontally- to help you frame and capture images. And the screen is bright to help provides great visibility, even outdoors.
Relive your memories
Shoot Full HD 1080/60p video with vivid details and natural smooth motion. The Smart Range+ feature gives tonal detail a boost, to help make shadows a little brighter, and highlights a little darker. Featuring a standard 3.5mm microphone jack, the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 also captures impressive stereo sound with a 3.5pi microphone (sold separately) for great quality. Use the HDMI interface (HDMI cable sold separately) to show off your brilliance on your compatible Samsung HD TV.
A powerful engine for shooting
Powered by Samsung’s DSP imaging engine, the DRIMe IV image processor helps to capture the special moments in your life. It’s fast for fantastic overall performance, including great colour reproduction and noise reduction. Whether you’re shooting 2D or 3D5, you’ll treasure your memories with Full HD movie quality.
Capture with a burst of speed
When you’re capturing a high jumper arching over a bar, you have much less than a second to get the right shot. Thanks to the Continuous Shooting feature, you can shoot a burst of images at up to 9 frames per second. Compare the stills on the Live View Display to choose the image with the most impact.
Clear low-light shots with a wide ISO range
Capturing natural-looking images indoors, or outside at night, can require a high ISO. The Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 lets you shoot up to ISO 25,600, to help you snap high-speed photos with minimal noise and blurring, even in low light.
3D Photo & Video Recording (with NX 3D Lens5)
Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom 5
23.5 x 15.7 mm
RGB Primary Color Filter
Samsung NX Mount
Samsung NX Lenses
Lens Shift (depends on Lens)
OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF
LDC On / Off (Depends on Lens)
i-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast
Super AMOLED with Touch Panel (C-Type Touch Control Enabled) and Swivel (Horizontal : 180degree, Vertical : 270degree)
FVGA (720x480) 1037k dots (S-Stripe)
Field of View
Tiltable EVF w/ Eye Contact Sensor
XGA (1024 x 768) 2,359K dots
Filed of View
Approx. 0.96x (Equivalent to a 50mm lens)
Approx. -4.0 ~ +1.0
Hybrid AF (Phase & Contrast)
Total AF Point : 105points (Phase Detection AF), 247points (Contrast AF), Selection : 1point ( Free selection ), Multi : Normal 21(3x7)points, Closeup 35points, Face Detection : Max. 10 faces
Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
Auto：1/8000sec. ~ 1/4sec. (EFS available), Manual：1/8000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) (EFS available), Bulb ( Limit time : 4min. )
TTL 221(17x13) Block segment, Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Metering range : EV -3 ~ 18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
±3 EV (1/3EV step)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step), * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO3200)
Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE/WB/PW/Depth)
JPEG : High(9fps) , Normal(4fps) selectable, Burst : 10, 15, 30fps selectable , RAW : High(9fps), Normal(4fps) selectable
Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth
2 - 30 sec (1 sec Step)
A-TTL Pop-up flash
Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
11 (at ISO 100)
Angle of View Coverage
28mm Wide-Angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
Less than 1/200
-2 - +2 EV (0.5 EV step)
Samsung External Flash available
Synchro (Flash attachment)
Each 7 Steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta Axis
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)
Dynamic Range Expansion
Dynamic Range Expansion
Off / Smart Range+ / HDR
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
Vignetting, Minature, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Color (R/G/B/Y 4 Colors)
Smart Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Custom1, Custom 2, Lens Priority, Smart, Wi-Fi
Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
JPEG (3:2)：20.0M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984), 2.0M (1728x1152), 5.0M (2736x1824): Burst mode only, JPEG (16:9)：16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080), JPEG (1:1)：13.3M (3648x3648), 7.0M (2640x2640), 4.0M (2000x2000), 1.1M (1024x1024), RAW : 20.0M (5472x3648), * 3D mode with 3D lens is available only with JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688x1512) or 2.1M (1920x1080)
Super fine , Fine, Normal
sRGB / Adobe RGB
Movie: H.264 / Sound: AAC
Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
1920x1080, 1920x810, 1280x720 , 640x480, 320x240(for Sharing)
60fps, 30fps, 24fps(1920x810 Only), (* 3D - 30fps Only)
x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
High Quality , Normal
Stereo Sound (w/ Input Level Adjustment, Audio Level Display)
Single image, Thumbnails (15/24 images), Slide show, Movie
Smart Filter, Red-eye fix, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast
Still Image Capture / Time Trimming
SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1 Support
20.0M : RAW 57 20.0M (3:2) : Super Fine 150, Fine 180, Normal 224 10.1M (3:2) : Super Fine 271, Fine 325, Normal 405 5.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 411, Fine 492, Normal 613 2.0M (3:2) : Super Fine 797, Fine 952, Normal 1180 Burst (5.0M) : Super Fine 464, Fine 555, Normal 690 16.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 174, Fine 209, Normal 261 7.8M (16:9) : Super Fine 335, Fine 401, Normal 499 4.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 471, Fine 564, Normal 701 2.1M (16:9) : Super Fine 781, Fine 933, Normal 1158 13.3M (1:1) : Super Fine 214, Fine 257, Normal 321 7.0M (1:1) : Super Fine 363, Fine 435, Normal 542 4.0M (1:1) : Super Fine 538, Fine 643, Normal 800 1.1M (1:1) : Super Fine 1030, Fine 1227, Normal 1519 Movie : 1920x1080 60p: High Quality 10m 10s, Normal 12m 43s 1920x1080 30p : High Quality 17m 41s, Normal 22m 9s 1920x810 24p : High Quality 21m 35s, Normal 27m 02s 1280x720 60p :High Quality 16m 51s, Normal 21m 6s 1280x720 30p : High Quality 29m 11s, Normal 36m 35s 640x480 30p : High Quality 120m 47s, Normal 153m 30s 320x240 30p : High Quality 218m 48s, Normal 278m 24s ※ These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.
30 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese(Portugal), Portuguese(Brazil), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian)
Network and Wireless Connectivity
IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (Smart Camera 3.0) . AutoShare . SNS & Cloud . Email . Auto Backup . Remote Viewfinder Pro . Mobile Link . Samsung Link . Group Share . Photo Beam . HomeSync . Baby Monitor
Digital Output Connector
USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
NTSC, PAL, HDMI
Rechargeable battery : BP1410 (1410mAh, 7.6V)
DC 5.0V, 1A via Micro USB port
Still Image Capturing Time
180 min / 360 shots (CIPA Standard)
127 x 95.5 x 41.7
0 - 40
5 - 85
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Intel® i5 3.3GHz or Higher AMD Phenom™ II x4 3.2GHz or higher Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended) Windows 7 / 8 250MB of available hard-disk space (1GB and above recommend) USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher 1024×768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (1280x1024, 32-bit color display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Mac OS 10.5 or higher (except PowerPC) Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended) Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space USB 2.0 port CD-ROM drive
5.24 MB, pdf, ENGLISH
All OS, 251.07 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE
Version : 1.31
2014.09.17Close tooltip pop-up1. Title - Firmware version 1.31
2. Applicable Model - NX30
3. Carrier or Corporate Customer - Open market
Please use i-Launcher program when you want to upgrade your camera.
Refer to Firmware upgrade guide.
[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.
- Support 50-150mm S lens compatibility
- Improved halt issue under RAW+S.Fine setting and continuous Single capture
- Add Wi-Fi Privacy Lock function
- Revision Open Source Licenses
- Fixed intermittent bug: Custom mode AWB value change
- Fixed intermittent bug: the focus area position change after making the smallest size
- Add Language: Romanian, Vietnamese
- Improved smartphone usability of Wi-Fi function
(Please use latest version of Samsung Smart Camera App.)
.Change Shooting mode touch button of AutoShare to Mobile Connection
.Add Group Share option: same as MobileLink multi connection(maximum 4pcs smartphone)
.Once connected smartphone, you can change feature AutoShare, MobileLink, Remote Viewfinder
- Changed Minimum Shutter Speed option: delete-''OFF'', rename-''Auto(link to focal length)''
- [P, A mode] Improved Continuous Normal capture(sometimes operating single capture)
- Improved movie recording under DIS(Anti-Shake) On + 1080(60P)
- Support External Wireless Flash and High speed Flash of SEF580A
- Add new option of Sensor Cleaning (Shut down Action)
- Fixed Proximity Sensor issue, automatically change Display/EVF under some of special light condition
- Fixed 2D movie mark 3D movie issue, when you setting File Name-Date and recording March
- Improved charging display, you can check 100% display after charging finished
- Improved other bugs
Lens Upgrade File
All OS, 0.37 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE
Version : 140311
2014.03.11Close tooltip pop-upThis 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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