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Smart Camera NX30 (Body Only)

NX30

The 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.
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Smart Camera NX30 (Body Only)

Features

  • Discover amazing detail with a powerful 20.3MP APS-C sensor
  • Shoot fast with Advanced Hybrid AF and 1/8000 sec shutter speed
  • Share and save anywhere and anytime using NFC and Wi-Fi
  • Swivel and tilt the vivid touchscreen display for the best angle
Professional grade photos
The higher sensitivity of the Smart Camera NX3 allows you to capture amazing detail without graininess or other noise, even in low lighting.
Professional grade photos
The beauty of being connected
Send photos and videos directly to a computer, printer or cloud service. Share via email or social media. Do it all while you shoot. (And never worry about running out of storage space again.)
The beauty of being connected
Lights, camera, action
Shoot slick, seamless video footage. Your precious moments will be
captured in full HD—and look amazing on the big screen.
Lights, camera, action

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

Panorama ready

Take beautifully detailed panoramic shots. Even better, take them in 3D and bring your vacation photos to life like never before. Watch a slide show on your on your 3D-ready HDTV.
Panorama ready

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. Get creative with fun new filters for your photos, like those that add cartoon or watercolor effects.
The filters you want

Smart shortcuts

Settings are simplified. Choose from a range of smart modes to capture a high-speed scene or merge continuous shots of moving objects into a single composed image.
Smart shortcuts

tech specs

Image Sensor

  • Type
    CMOS
  • Sensor Size
    23.5 x 15.7mm
  • Effective Pixel
    Approx 20.3
  • Total Pixel
    Approx 21.6
  • Colour Filter
    RGB Primary Colour Filter

Lens Mount

  • Mount
    Samsung NX Mount
  • Usable Lens
    Samsung NX Lenses

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Image Stabilisation

  • Type
    Lens Shift (depends on Lens)
  • Mode
    OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

  • Distortion Correct
    LDC On / Off (Depends on Lens)

i-Function

  • i-Function
    I-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast

Display

  • Type
    Super AMOLED with Touch Panel (C-Type Touch Control Enabled) and Swivel (Horizontal: 180 degree, Vertical: 270 degree)
  • Size
    76.7mm (3")
  • Resolution
    FVGA (720 x 480) 1037K dots (S-Stripe)
  • Field of View
    Approx 100
  • Guide Display
    Yes

ViewFinder

  • Type
    Tiltable EVF w / Eye Contact Sensor
  • Resolution
    XGA (1024 x 768) 2359K dots
  • Field of View
    Approx 100
  • Magnification
    Approx. 0.96x (Equivalent to a 50mm lens)
  • Eyepoint
    Approx. 18.5
  • Diopter Adjustment
    Approx. -4.0 ~ +1.0

Focusing

  • Type
    Hybrid AF (Phase & Contrast)
  • Focusing point
    Total AF Point: 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF), Selection: 1 point (Free selection), Multi: Normal 21 (3 x 7) points, Closeup 35 points, Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
  • Mode
    Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF & Shutter
  • AF-Assist Lamp
    Yes

Shutter

  • Speed
    Auto: 1/8000sec. ~ 1/4sec. (EFS available), Manual: 1/8000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) (EFS available), Bulb (Limit time: 4min.)

Exposure

  • Metering System
    TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment, Metering : Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot, Metering range : EV -3 ~ 18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
  • Compensation
    ±3EV (1/3EV step)
  • AE Lock
    AEL Button
  • ISO Equivalent
    Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step), * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO3200)

Drive Mode

  • Mode
    Single, Continuous, Burst (5M size only), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW / Depth)
  • Continuous
    JPEG: High (9fps), Normal (4fps) selectable, Burst: 10, 15, 30fps selectable, RAW: High (9fps), Normal (4fps) selectable
  • Bracket
    Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth
  • Self-Timer
    2 - 30sec (1sec Step)

Flash

  • Type
    A-TTL Pop-up flash
  • Mode
    Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
  • Guide Number
    11 (at ISO 100)
  • Angle of View Coverage
    28mm Wide-Angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
  • Sync Speed
    Less than 1/200
  • Flash Compensation
    -2 - +2EV (0.5EV step)
  • External Flash
    Samsung External Flash available
  • Synchro (Flash attachment)
    Hot Shoe

White Balance

  • Micro Adjustment
    Each 7 Steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta Axis
  • Mode
    Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range Expansion
    Off / Smart Range+ / HDR

Effect

  • Picture Wizard
    Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1 ~ 3)
  • Smart Filter
    Vignetting, Minature, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl, Negative, Selective Colour (R / G / B / Y 4 Colours)

Still

  • Mode
    Smart Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Custom1, Custom 2, Lens Priority, Smart, Wi-Fi
  • Smart
    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
  • Image Size
    JPEG (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 mode with 3D lens is available only with JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688 x 1512) or 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
  • Quality
    Super fine , Fine, Normal
  • Colour Space
    SRGB / Adobe RGB

Video

  • Format
    MP4 (H.264)
  • Compression
    Movie: H.264 / Sound: AAC
  • Mode
    Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Image Size
    1920 x 1080, 1920 x 810, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (for Sharing)
  • Frame Rate
    60fps, 30fps, 24fps (1920 x 810 Only), (* 3D - 30fps Only)
  • Multi-Motion Recording
    x0.25 (640, 320 only), x0.5 (1280, 640, 320 only), x5, x10, x20
  • Quality
    High Quality, Normal
  • Sound
    Stereo Sound (w / Input Level Adjustment, Audio Level Display)

Image Play

  • Type
    Single image, Thumbnails (15 / 24 images), Slide show, Movie

Edit

  • Still
    Smart Filter, Red-eye fix, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast
  • Movie
    Still Image Capture / Time Trimming

Memory

  • External Media
    SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1 Support
  • Capacity (2GB)
    20M: RAW 57 20M (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 2M (3:2): Super Fine 797, Fine 952, Normal 1180 Burst (5M): 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 7M (1:1): Super Fine 363, Fine 435, Normal 542 4M (1:1): Super Fine 538, Fine 643, Normal 800 1.1M (1:1): Super Fine 1030, Fine 1227, Normal 1519 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 02s 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

  • Languages
    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

  • Wi-Fi
    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
  • NFC
    Yes

Interface

  • Digital Output Connector
    USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
  • Video Out
    NTSC, PAL, HDMI 1.4a
  • External Release
    Yes

Battery

  • Capacity
    Rechargeable battery: BP1410 (1410mAh, 7.6V)
  • Charging
    DC 5.0V, 1A via Micro USB port
  • Still Image Capturing Time
    180min / 360 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)
    127 x 95.5 x 41.7mm
  • Weight
    375g

Operating Environment

  • Operating Temperature
    0 - 40°C
  • Operating Humidity
    5 - 85%

Software

  • Application
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher

System Requirement

  • Windows
    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 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
  • Macintosh
    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

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Ben Pitt

04/02/14

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A solid all-rounder with exceptional ergonomics

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04/02/14

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03/17/14

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02/27/14

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Every CES brings something exciting at the upper end of Samsung's camera range. Last year, it was the almost pocket-sized NX300; this year it's the more traditional DSLR-wannabe NX30, with a reinvented sensor and super-bright fold-out 3in AMOLED...

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02/18/14

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Support

User Manual

5.24 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

3 Feb, 2014

Other Manuals (2)

Software (1)

Firmware (5)

  • Firmware File

    All OS, 251.07 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    20 Aug, 2014 tooltipbox

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    1. Title - Firmware version 1.30
    2. Applicable Model - NX30
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer - Open market
    4. Description
    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.

    [v1.30]
    - 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

    [v1.20]
    - 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)

    [v1.10]
    - 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
  • Upgrade guide

    All OS, 0.32 MB, pdf, MULTI LANGUAGE

    27 Jun, 2014 tooltipbox

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    Firmware upgrade guide using i-Launcher program
  • Firmware Update Tool

    All Windows, 5.92 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    22 May, 2014 tooltipbox

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    (Windows OS)i-Launcher setup file for firmware upgrade
  • Firmware Update Tool

    MAC OS, 2.02 MB, dmg, MULTI LANGUAGE

    9 May, 2014 tooltipbox

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    (Mac OS)i-Launcher setup file for firmware upgrade
  • Lens Upgrade File

    All OS, 0.37 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    11 Mar, 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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