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Samsung NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White)

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Product Highlights
  • 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DRIMe IV Image Processor
  • 3.31" AMOLED Tilt Touch Screen Display
  • Full HD 1080p 60 fps Video Capture
  • Dual Channel Wi-Fi via SMART CAMERA App
  • Hybrid Auto Focus System
  • 3D Still & Video Capture Capability
  • Stylish Retro Design
  • Includes 18-55mm Lens and SEF-8A Flash
  • Adobe Lightroom Software Included

The white NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens from Samsung offers a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the DRIMe IV image processing engine for sharp, low-noise images with accurate colors and is combined with a compact 18-55mm zoom lens and a hot shoe mount flash unit. The DRIMe IV image processing engine enables fast performance and provides support for the camera's Full HD 1080p 60 fps video capture and wide ISO range of 100-25600. In addition, thanks to the DRIMe IV, the NX300 is capable of 3D photo and video capture when used with the optional 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens.

The NX300 features a fast Hybrid Auto-focus system that combines phase-detection AF with contrast-detect AF. It's capable of continuous burst shooting of up to 8.6 fps and a shutter speed as quick as 1/6000 of a second. A large, tiltable 3.31" touch screen OLED monitor provides accurate and well-defined 800 x 480 resolution images for live view composition and playback and it's capable of touch menu control and touch auto focus control. The NX300 provides RAW format capability and full manual control but also offers Filter Effects such as watercolor, miniature effect and vignetting. 

With fast dual-channel Wi-Fi instant image sharing is possible via the Samsung SMART CAMERA App. Simply download the app to your smartphone or tablet and the NX300 will automatically detect your device and instantly transfer images to your phone or tablet for sharing. The SMART CAMERA App also allows for functions like Direct Link which send photos directly from your camera to social sites like Facebook, and Remote Viewfinder which allows you to use your smartphone as the camera's viewfinder and remote control.

A retro viewfinder form factor gives this camera a distinctive look and its dimpled, ergonomically designed grip offers comfort and easy access to its controls. The NX300 is compatible with the complete line of NX mount lenses. This kit includes the white 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens which is a compact zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to compensate for the blurring effects of camera shake and provide sharp images even in low light settings. The lens has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 28-85mm which is an ideal range for everyday shooting with wide-angle to short telephoto capability. As an intuitive i-Function lens, it allows you to control the camera's manual settings via a ring on the lens and offers image preview in real time. Also included with the NX300 is the SEF-8A flash unit which mounts to the camera's hot shoe. This compact flash, with a Guide Number of 8, flips up to turn on and flips back down to turn off. Adobe Lightroom software is also bundled with the NX300 and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
 

20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
The new 20.3MP sensor in the NX300 offers sharp imaging and accurate colors in a range of lighting conditions.
DRIMe IV Imaging Engine
The DRIMe IV image processor provides fast performance, lifelike color reproduction and low noise imaging when utilizing high sensitivity ISO settings. It also provides support for the camera's 1080p HD video and 3D photo and video capability.
Included 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens
Included with the NX300 is the white 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens which is a compact zoom lens with lens-shift Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to compensate for the blurring effects of camera shake and provide sharp images even in low light settings. The lens has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 28-85mm which is an ideal range for everyday shooting with wide-angle to short telephoto capability. As an intuitive i-Function lens, it allows you to control the camera's manual settings via a ring on the lens and offers image preview in real time.
3.31" AMOLED Tilt Touch Screen Display
A large, clear 3.31" LED screen provides composition and playback viewing with 800 x 480 resolution. The screen can be tilted up for easy viewing and to provide greater flexibility when shooting and it is enabled with touch screen menu control and touch auto-focus control.
Dual-Channel Wi-Fi Connectivity and SMART CAMERA App
With fast dual-channel Wi-Fi, the NX300 utilizes the Samsung SMART CAMERA App to transfer images to your Android or iOS smartphones or tablets for instant sharing. The SMART CAMERA App also provides other functions to streamline your image sharing and allows your device to be used as a remote viewfinder. Auto Backup via Wi-Fi offers easy and instant transfer of images to your computer.
Full HD 1080p Video
Full HD 1080p Video is available at 60, 30 and 24 fps, as is 3D video when utilizing the 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens.
3D Photo and Video Capture
In combination with the new (optional) Samsung 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens, the NX300 can capture and process 3D photographs and videos. The single 45mm lens can adjust between standard 2D and 3D modes to provide realistic 3D imaging that can be viewed on 3D-enabled viewing devices.
Hybrid Auto Focus System
The NX300 features a fast and accurate hybrid auto focus system that combines phase and contrast detection auto focus.
100-25600 ISO Sensitivity
A wide ISO range offers low-noise imaging in all lighting conditions.
Burst Shooting and Shutter Speed
The NX300 allows for continuous shooting of up to 8.6 fps and a shutter speed that ranges from 30 seconds to 1/6000 of a second.
Retro Design
A handsome retro viewfinder design and ergonomic grip provide easy handling and access to controls as well as a stylish look.
SEF-8A Flash Unit
Also included with the NX300 is the SEF-8A flash unit which mounts to the camera's hot shoe. This compact flash, with a Guide Number of 8 at ISO 100, flips up to turn on and flips back down to turn off.
Adobe Lightroom Software Included
A free download of Adobe Lightroom is included with the NX300.
28 Supported Languages
Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norwegian, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian
Imaging
Lens Mount Samsung NX
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 21.6 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 20.0MP: 5472 x 3648
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1920 x 810: 24 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
640 x 480: 60 fps, 30 fps
320 x 240: 60 fps, 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Display Screen 3.3" Rear Screen Tilting Live Preview OLED (768,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600
Shutter 30 - 1/6000 seconds
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 8.6 fps
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-in
Fill-in/Red-eye Reduction
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 sec
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 8.6 fps
Self Timer 2 sec
Custom: 2-30 sec
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro)
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP2), 7
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Power
Battery 1x BP1130  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack1130mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6" / 122.0 x 63.7 x 40.7 mm excluding extension
Weight 9.88 oz / 280 g without battery
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28 - 85 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 22
Angle of View 75.9° - 28.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (27.99 cm)
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.48 x 2.56" (62.99 x 65.02 mm)
Weight 6.98 oz (198 g)
Samsung NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White)
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Compact Zoom Lens (White)
  • SEF-8A Hot Shoe Mount Flash Unit
  • BP1130 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Wall Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Lens Cap
  • Strap
  • Adobe Lightroom Software
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    SamsungNX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White)
     
    4.5

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Great resolution (16)
    • Fast shutter speed (15)
    • Compact (14)
    • Large clear LCD (13)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (9)
    • Short battery life (8)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (17)
    • Family photos (16)
    • Low light (13)
    • Video (10)
    • Sports/action (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice mirrorless camera

    I got this as a step up from the compact camera world as I became increasingly interested in photography. It came down to NX300 or Sony NEX-6 but it looked like Samsung offers...Read complete review

    I got this as a step up from the compact camera world as I became increasingly interested in photography. It came down to NX300 or Sony NEX-6 but it looked like Samsung offers more for the money, so I went with Samsung.

    What I liked about it:

    * To me it seems to be producing nice, clear images. I'm not a pro photographer, but it suits my needs just fine.
    * Build quality seems to be good.
    * Layout of controls and UI interface is logical to me and works well
    * The 30mm lens is great with this camera, makes it more portable and works great for everyday use
    * Connectivity is done well. I typically connect via a cable because it's faster, but wifi and NFC also work fine. NFC is limited to JPEG only, but phones will not be able to read RAW anyways.
    * You get lightroom 4 for free

    What I didn't like about it:

    * I was really hoping they made the panorama mode similarly to sphere panorama on android smartphones (and Samsung smartphones), but it's nowhere close. You can only do panorama on X or Y axis, but not both. I often use smartphone to take panorama with 6 photos, 3 in width, 2 in height and cover wider area, almost like a fish-lens effect. But you can't do that here. Also, you cannot turn the camera into portrait mode to cover wider "strip" and shoot panorama, it has to be landscape. I really hope that they could improve it with the next firmware release. All the necessary hardware is there, it's just the software that's weak.
    * Zooming in and out is done weird when browsing the photos. They could've just done it the same as on smartphones. You cannot zoom when the camera is rotated for 90 degrees (portrait mode) and you can only zoom to few predefined values, no continuous zooming. Again, software issue.
    * HDR can only work in JPEG and not RAW mode. Not a big deal, but I need to switch modes every time I want to shoot HDR.
    * I very rarely use flash, but it is a pain that it's not integrated in the body. Sony manages to do it with the same, if not smaller body size.
    * I did not have a camera with a viewfinder before, but it would be nice to have one.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I would not buy this product again

    I resolved to write a review because I bought this cam in 05/30/13, I used only sometimes. The cam has a vintage appearence, and it is quick, silently and the pictures...Read complete review

    I resolved to write a review because I bought this cam in 05/30/13, I used only sometimes. The cam has a vintage appearence, and it is quick, silently and the pictures are very beautiful, but you can´t to depend of Samsung Custom Service, because it is inefficient.One and half year after that I ordered the "panel" broke and the repair it´s impossible in Brazil.... because there is not parts for replacement.I believed in the brand samsung same in a new product and I now am scared of the fragility of the cam.... broke the internal panel without a shock, fall...etc...I advise a traditional brand in this area, it´s a buy more tranquil.-----Resolvi escrever um comentário porque eu comprei este camera em 30/05/13, eu usei apenas algumas vezes. A cam tem uma aparência vintage, e é rápida, silenciosa e as fotos são muito bonitas, mas você não pode depender da Assistência Técnica Samsung, porque é ineficiente. Um ano e meio depois que eu pedi o "painel" quebrou e o reparo é impossível no Brasil .... porque não há peças para reposição.Eu acreditei na marca samsung mesmo em um produto novo e agora eu estou com medo da fragilidade da cam .... quebrou o painel interno sem um choque, queda ... etc ... Eu aconselho uma marca tradicional nesta área, é uma compra mais tranquila.

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    4.0

    NX300

    By One Egg Eddy

    from NY,NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

      This is my carry all the time camera. Using the 30mm f2.0 with an Olympus OVF-1 and a simple DIY shoulder sling I have APS-C quality ever shot.

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      5.0

      Very happy with purchase

      By Xmnemonicx

      from RI

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Brown):

      I was in the market for a camera and handled one of these at a box store. Instantly fell in love. I grew up on analog slrs and was looking for a dslr or mirror less with slightly more streamlined options than most prosumer level cameras I've worked with. The nx300 fit the bill and is also aesthetically pleasing. I was considering the nx300m but couldn't justify the extra cost for a few more degrees of articulation on the display, especially considering you can use a smartphone as a remote shutter release and viewer for photos. It seemed a better idea to pick up an additional lens with what would have been spent on the 300m.Pros: easy to use right out of the boxGood color matching with kit lensPleasing designWiFi connectivity and upload directly to a few social media websites and computer LightweightNice manual focus feature on kit lens (and others)Cons: current firmware and apps do not allow for remotely viewing or focusing in videoProprietary flash, mic connection Samsung is still lesser used amongst photographers and hobbyists so lens rentals are not an option (this is obviously not a thing they directly control) currently

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      1.0

      I would not buy this product again

      By Marcos

      from São Paulo, Brazil

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Brown):

      I resolved to write a review because I bought this cam in 05/30/13, I used only sometimes. The cam has a vintage appearence, and it is quick, silently and the pictures are very beautiful, but you can´t to depend of Samsung Custom Service, because it is inefficient.One and half year after that I ordered the "panel" broke and the repair it´s impossible in Brazil.... because there is not parts for replacement.I believed in the brand samsung same in a new product and I now am scared of the fragility of the cam.... broke the internal panel without a shock, fall...etc...I advise a traditional brand in this area, it´s a buy more tranquil.-----Resolvi escrever um comentário porque eu comprei este camera em 30/05/13, eu usei apenas algumas vezes. A cam tem uma aparência vintage, e é rápida, silenciosa e as fotos são muito bonitas, mas você não pode depender da Assistência Técnica Samsung, porque é ineficiente. Um ano e meio depois que eu pedi o "painel" quebrou e o reparo é impossível no Brasil .... porque não há peças para reposição.Eu acreditei na marca samsung mesmo em um produto novo e agora eu estou com medo da fragilidade da cam .... quebrou o painel interno sem um choque, queda ... etc ... Eu aconselho uma marca tradicional nesta área, é uma compra mais tranquila.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Samsung nx300

      By sharr68

      from new jersey

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

      Love it!

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      5.0

      Awesome camera.

      By Greatbeck

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • No Wall Battery Charger

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

      I wanted to try a mirrorless camera and after some research, the Samsung NX300 was the one I purchased. So far the camera has been excellent and provides great quality photos. I use it for personal use and some work use. I like the quality of images, the ease of use, the lightweight of the overall camera and the overall functionality.

      The only thing I wish it came with was a wall battery charger. That would have been great. Otherwise, I think it's a great camera. I usually stick to one brand when it comes to cameras for both personal use and professional use, but I must say my first Samsung camera has been great.

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      5.0

      i would defintely buy this again

      By angie

      from Melissa, tx

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Brown):

      I use this for family and friend photos. Love that it has the Wi-Fi. The possibilities with camera are endless!

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      5.0

      Capturing Memories

      By Christy

      from San Antonio Texas

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

      I love love love my new camera!! My family and I were going on vacation and I needed to purchase a camera quick. My brother recommended this website, and this camera!! I ordered my camera online and received it by delivery date. I was able to capture beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!!

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      5.0

      Professional Quality 1/2 the cost

      By John

      from Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

        Love the Samsung NX camera and system. Easy to learn, stunning pictures and half the cost of other camera systems. So very impressed with the image quality, however the only problem i have is that the lens diversity needs to grow, until then i recomend getting an adapter to be able to use other lenses (Cannon, Nikon...etc..)Until Samsung has more lenses to offer.

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        4.0

        Great compact MILC!

        By ironique

        from Nairobi, Kenya

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

        Bought this camera as my day to day walk-about camera for social events and capturing great family moments. Absolutely love it. The image quality is better than my aging low-end Canon EOS 1000D, and of course, it's significantly more compact. AF performance is quite good, and wifi connectivity to my Note 3 is just fantastic. Just tap and you're good to go! The bundled flash though is not so strong, and the battery life takes quite a hit when you use the wifi feature. Also, the buffer lag is significant. Another downer is the lack of external charger for the battery (must be charged in-camera by default).But all-in-all, I absolutely love this camera. There's really no need for anyone to buy entry-level DSLRs anymore. These CSCs fit the bill!

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        5.0

        Loving It!

        By SilleighB

        from Arizona

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

            I am new to the manual world, and I think this is a great starter. I am not a professional photographer, the competition is far too numerous for that these days. I do have a passion for taking captivating photographs, and was not satisfied with the results from point and shoots. This camera is light- I can toss it into my (quite large) handbag and go. I was concerned about the lack of viewfinder, but then realized that you have to review each picture on the lcd anyway...I don't miss it a bit. I will say that the lcd is very difficult to see in bright light, which makes Arizona landscape photography a bit difficult. I'm looking into a hood. I'm also hoping Samsung will be adding more and more lenses to their collection. Overall, a great purchase.

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            5.0

            I love this camera!

            By mlb

            from Farmington, NM

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

              So far i haven't found anything i don't like about this camera. It's easy to use, easy to understand the touchscreen options. I love how fast it takes multiple pictures! There is no delay. I can email my pictures straight from my camera or transfer them to my smartphone incredibly fast. Last but not least I love the vintage design. I absolutely recommend this camera.

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              5.0

              Absolutely fabulous camera

              By Bob

              from Chesapeake VA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Resolution
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

                My wife and I recently went to Italy on vacation. We are both dedicated Nikon DSLR users. I decided to buy this camera as a backup and to use for videos. We were both so impressed with this camera we ended up using it every day. Easy to carry to dinner or breakfast, easy to stick in the purse or man bag. it takes great pictures and the WIFI capabilities make it so easy to sent updates to your smart phone, then off to loved ones on facebook or where ever. We both HIGHLY recommend the NX300 with 18-55mm lens. B&G of Virginia

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                4.0

                A very capable, yet underrated, camera

                By b craw

                from Modesto, CA

                Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

                With a number of very good mirrorless cameras released in the last year or so, the NX300 didn't receive much attention. Samsung, in general, is gaining in acceptance by the serious photography community very slowly; this, despite models with excellent features and very competitive image quality and overall performance. As an art photographer and professor of photography for over a decade, I am impressed by this camera.

                The APS-C sized 20 megapixel sensor renders very good images in terms of color fidelity, detail, and dynamic range, particularly when using RAW format. When shooting in JPEG format, images are good except at high ISO (low light) wherein in-camera noise reduction is too aggressive, producing less detail and an artificial look when examined closely. RAW files do much better at high ISO. The build quality of the camera is reasonably good; it feels solid but not heavy - a good balance. NX lenses are above average among mirrorless systems, and the selection should grow quickly. Ergonomics are excellent. The buttons on the back are well organized, and despite only having only one control wheel (on the top plate), the iFn button mounted on the lens (used with the left hand) allows for ease of control over shutter speed, aperture, exposure meter compensation, etc. On the whole, navigation and operation are pretty intuitive. The hybrid phase detection auto-focus system focuses quickly and is generally accurate. Manual focus is aided by focus peaking - this is an excellent feature. The articulating AMOLED touch screen is very nice. Wi-Fi and NFC functions are pretty much perfect, as you might expect from Samsung.

                In my opinion, the only significant drawback with the NX300 - and this might be huge for some - is the absence of an electronic viewfinder or EVF capability via the hot shoe. But the excellent AMOLED display has worked better than I suspected it would, even in relatively bright conditions.

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                5.0

                Nice mirrorless camera

                By bancika

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Build quality
                • Decent Battery Life
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Resolution
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Touch Screen

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder
                • Panorama Mode

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Travel

                Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

                I got this as a step up from the compact camera world as I became increasingly interested in photography. It came down to NX300 or Sony NEX-6 but it looked like Samsung offers more for the money, so I went with Samsung.

                What I liked about it:

                * To me it seems to be producing nice, clear images. I'm not a pro photographer, but it suits my needs just fine.
                * Build quality seems to be good.
                * Layout of controls and UI interface is logical to me and works well
                * The 30mm lens is great with this camera, makes it more portable and works great for everyday use
                * Connectivity is done well. I typically connect via a cable because it's faster, but wifi and NFC also work fine. NFC is limited to JPEG only, but phones will not be able to read RAW anyways.
                * You get lightroom 4 for free

                What I didn't like about it:

                * I was really hoping they made the panorama mode similarly to sphere panorama on android smartphones (and Samsung smartphones), but it's nowhere close. You can only do panorama on X or Y axis, but not both. I often use smartphone to take panorama with 6 photos, 3 in width, 2 in height and cover wider area, almost like a fish-lens effect. But you can't do that here. Also, you cannot turn the camera into portrait mode to cover wider "strip" and shoot panorama, it has to be landscape. I really hope that they could improve it with the next firmware release. All the necessary hardware is there, it's just the software that's weak.
                * Zooming in and out is done weird when browsing the photos. They could've just done it the same as on smartphones. You cannot zoom when the camera is rotated for 90 degrees (portrait mode) and you can only zoom to few predefined values, no continuous zooming. Again, software issue.
                * HDR can only work in JPEG and not RAW mode. Not a big deal, but I need to switch modes every time I want to shoot HDR.
                * I very rarely use flash, but it is a pain that it's not integrated in the body. Sony manages to do it with the same, if not smaller body size.
                * I did not have a camera with a viewfinder before, but it would be nice to have one.

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                4.0

                Love This Camera

                By MissMorris

                from Eureka, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Great Resolution
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Screen Movement
                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

                I am very happy with my purchase of this camera. It does take a little getting used to after using a Rebel for so long, but it's been fairly easy to figure out. The size is great, so much easier to carry than my big Canon. I love the options of using it with the wifi or with my Galaxy S4 to upload straight to social media or send via email. I wish the screen had a little more mobility and I have had some issues with the auto focus not working as well as I would like. The clarity of both the screen and the pictures is awesome though and I think once I get used to everything it will be an amazing camera.

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                5.0

                GREAT replacement for my DSLR

                By Racerrobcc4

                from Muncy, PA

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

                  Love the NX300. Smaller than my regular DSLR. Photo and video quality is awesome. I also bought a 50-200mm lens. Will be anxious to try that out. For quick picture taking, the AUTO feature works great. To get more advanced, the manual settings are easy to understand and work well. My favorite feature is the touch-screen to focus on an area. Brilliant!

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                  4.0

                  Awesome Little Camera

                  By dnbgurley

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

                  I have a Nikon D40x and it was a great camera but heavy. Ready to move on with technology I decided I wanted a mirrorless camera. Smaller and more compact than an SLR. Samsung does not disappoint. It's amazing. The shots are clear and vibrant. Low light is not a problem. The operating system is a bit cumbersome and for some reason you can't show the video on a Samsung TV (no sound.) That makes no sense....other than that....I LOVE my camera!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Camera

                  By GRDA20

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Black):

                  I loved my old 35mm cmera and I purchased this camera to replace a point and shoot that had seen better days. After poring over many different reviews, I decided on the NX300. I was surprised at how light the camera is even with the 18-55mm lens. It's fast, takes excellent pictures and brings back memories of my beloved 35mm. The ability to shoot video also is just an added plus.

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                  5.0

                  My own Christmas present

                  By cmv

                  from alaska

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                  Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (Brown):

                  I really researched mirrorless cameras. I wanted something that had more capability than my point and shoot even though it had a lot of good features but I didn't want the size of a DSLR. So I decided this was the camera for me. I love the look and think it will be giving me many years of use. Will update review once I have a few clicks under my belt.

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                  5.0

                  Well Made Camera

                  By B of Ala

                  from Ala

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens (White):

                  Very good pictures, well made camera, lots to like, the only real con is pricey. Some say you get what you pay for. I wouldn't call this a little point and shoot entry level camera but still easy to use. Is hard to see in sunlight but that is common with this type camera without viewfinder.

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