Smart Camera NX300 & 20-50mm Lens Kit (Black)

NX300

Sometimes a split second makes all the difference. The new Samsung NX300 lets you quickly and perfectly capture every magical moment. With the advanced hybrid autofocus system, you can shoot sharp and detailed images more spontaneously than ever. You can also take continuous shots at a rate of 8.6 frames per second, so amazing action photos are now even easier. Enjoy it all with stunning high-quality and vividly realistic colour thanks to the 20.3-megapixel sensor, and even share memories quickly and easily with wireless connectivity. 4.8 5 10 reviews
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At a Glance
  • Discover amazing detail with 20.3MP APS-C sensor
  • Take sharp shots spontaneously with hybrid autofocus
  • Shoot continuously at a fast 8.6 frames per second
  • Share photos on the go with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

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Amazing, professional-quality photos
The ultra-sensitive sensor has the highest resolution and is the largest in its class—so it collects the most light. That means high-quality images and lifelike colours, even in low lighting.
Amazing, professional-quality photos
Send images instantly and wirelessly
Dual-band supported Wi-Fi ensures stable network connections at all times. Got a great shot or video you can’t wait to share? Email, text or Facebook it right from your camera, or send it to a smart TV and those at home can see it right away.
Send images instantly and wirelessly

Tilt display

The 3.3” Super AMOLED tilt display lets you capture hard-to-get shots. Frame a low-angle image without having to lie on the ground, or shoot over a crowd and see exactly what you’re getting.
Tilt display

The filters you want

A wide selection of new, easy-to-use filters lets you make your photos more creative, more you, and more share-worthy.
The filters you want

Do everything better and faster

The NX300’s image processor is our most powerful yet. We’re talking awesome colour reproduction, noise-cancelling technology and overall improved performance—speedier than ever.
Do everything better and faster

Automatic back-up

“AutoShare” sends every picture you take instantly to your phone and GPS tags them—so backing up and sharing are super easy. Set it up once and your camera saves it as the default setting.
Automatic back-up

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 (x 1.2, 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°)
  • Size84mm (3.31")
  • ResolutionWVGA ( 800 x 480 ) 768k dots (Pentile)
  • Field of ViewApprox 100%
  • User DisplayGrid (4types), 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 35 points
    Face Detection : Max. 10 faces
  • AF-Assist LampYes

Shutter Speed

  • TypeElectronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
  • SpeedAuto:1/6000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual:1/6000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time : 4min.)

Exposure

  • Metering SystemTTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment
    Metering : Multi, Centre-weighted, SpotMetering range : EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
  • Compensation±3 EV (1/3EV step)
  • AE LockCUSTOM Key applicable
  • ISO EquivalentAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step)
    * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 1600)

Drive Mode

  • ModeSingle, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW)
  • ContinuousJPEG : High (8.6fps) , Normal (up to 5fps) selectableBurst : 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 - 30sec. (1sec. 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 1/180sec.
  • 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):20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (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), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW : 20M (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, Backlight., 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)20M : RAW 3920M (3:2) : Super Fine 130, Fine 163, Normal 21710.1M (3:2) : Super Fine 277, Fine 356, Normal 5055.9M (3:2) : Super Fine 471, Fine 570, Normal 7272M (3:2) : Super Fine 1053, Fine 1426, Normal 1941 Burst (5M) : Super Fine 430, Fine 514, Normal 63816.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 153, Fine 190, Normal 2517.8M (16:9) : Super Fine 346, Fine 417, Normal 5684.9M (16:9) : Super Fine 512, Fine 670, Normal 8962.1M (16:9) : Super Fine 1015, Fine 1349, Normal 170013.3M (1:1) : Super Fine 217, Fine 227, Normal 2847M (1:1) : Super Fine 336, Fine 465, Normal 5924M (1:1) : Super Fine 559, Fine 752, Normal 12031.1M (1:1) : Super Fine 2149, Fine 2471, Normal 2819 Movie : 1920 x 1080 60p: High Quality 10m 10s, Normal 12m 43s 1920 x 1080 30p : High Quality 17m 41s, Normal 22m 9s 1920 x 810 24p : High Quality 21m 35s, Normal 27m 2s 1280 x 720 60p: High Quality 16m 51s, Normal 21m 6s 1280 x 720 30p: High Quality 29m 11s, Normal 36m 35s 640 x 480 30p : High Quality 120m 47s, Normal 153m 30s 320 x 240 30p: High Quality 218m 48s, Normal 278m 24s
    *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, PALHDMI 1.4a
  • External ReleaseYes
  • DC Power Input ConnectorDC 5V, 1A via Micro USB port

Power

  • Power Source

    • TypeRechargeable battery : BP1130 (1130mAh)
  • Battery160 min / 320 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical Specification

  • Dimension

    • Dimension (WxHxD)122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm (excluding the projection part)
  • Weight284 g (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 1.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz or higher
      Minimum 512MB RAM (Over 1GB recommended) Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8250MB 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

Ratings and Reviews (10)

Overall Ratings

9 out of 10 (90%) customers recommend this product

Features4.7/5

Performance4.7/5

Design4.8/5

Value4.8/5

nonur
Konya, Turkey - Gender: - Age:
2014-02-22
Excellent for carrying along.

I am very happy with its features and the image quality. One thing is missing though, a viewfinder. Still, it's a super camera.

BiologicalDerp
England - Gender: - Age:
2014-01-19
Excellent product, but still missing potential.

This is a very well made camera. The build quality is superb, and the photos it can take are stunning. The on-board quick photo editing suites are excellent if you can make the right use for them.

One of my favourite software features is the Wi-Fi sharing, but this is where there is a lack of fuffilled potential. As of writing this review, on Sunday the 19th of January, The Wi-Fi sharing capabilities are hindereied by the lack of places to share to. You can share photos and videos to Facebook, Picasa, Youtube and Skydrive. While these will suffice for the moment, there are many places that the camera should be able to share to, such as Dropbox, Google drive, or any of the other similar cloud services. Along with other social media sites, such as Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr. I am happy with all of the pictures I have taken with this camera, because of how well done both the hardware and software (image processing) have been made. Overall, This product is one of the best cameras I have used. Congratulations to samsung for the amazing product. (Other features worth mentioning that I haven't had too much need for use of or have had enough experience to review fully but have been excellent when I have used them: Articulating Screen, AMOLED Screen, Built in Lens i-Function.) Photos Below Captured and edited only with On-board software. (Can't wait to start editing with the included Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software!)

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melstonely
London - Gender: - Age:
2013-09-22
amazing camera and quality

amazing quality pictures every time, can't beat it! amazing camera would recommend it to everyone.

oldmovieguy
London, UK - Gender: - Age:
2013-09-19
Use the camera

Don't just leave this in 'auto' mode although you will still get excellent pictures, it is well worth spending an hour or two with the downloaded information from Samsung and getting to know the workings of the camera really well.

I did this and my first purchase afterwards was a tripod. I now go out and look at things with an eye to composition rather than just 'snap and shoot.', not that there is anything wrong with doing just that, this camera will accommodate both disciplines. Just using 'auto' mode is like buying a Jag and then tooling around in first gear, opening it up will give you the full experience, same with the NX300, open it up and see what it, and you, can do.

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Support

User Manual

8.81 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

29 Mar, 2014

Software (1)

  • Install Guide

    All OS, 0.01MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    3 Jul, 2013 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

    7 Jul, 2014 tooltipbox

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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

    26 Jun, 2014

  • Lens Upgrade File

    All OS, 0.37 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    9 Jun, 2014 tooltipbox

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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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