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SamsungNX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (White)
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
  • Consistent output (9)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Strong construction (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (11)
    • Low light (8)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Macro photography (6)
    • Video (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    SAMSUNG NX300 - Samsungs BEST CAMERA

    I wanted a smaller form factor camera that I can still do photo shoots and video with rather than brining my 5D mark II out to some places. The fact that its 20.3MP has...Read complete review

    I wanted a smaller form factor camera that I can still do photo shoots and video with rather than brining my 5D mark II out to some places. The fact that its 20.3MP has a 3.31" AMOLED screen that tilts and is easy to see in daylight I love this camera. The quality is amazing with this camera.... I am doing a photo shoot with it and using my pocketwizards and alien bees to really see what this camera is capable of doing.

    I think the only thing i wish it had was a view finder... other than that the camera is perfect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad camera Samsung

    I must say this is my fist step in the opposite direction in terms of purchasing cameras. I have always worked with and loved the Sony Alpha series cameras but thought I should give...Read complete review

    I must say this is my fist step in the opposite direction in terms of purchasing cameras. I have always worked with and loved the Sony Alpha series cameras but thought I should give the Samsung NX300 a try. I must say I am impressed with the build quality of the body and lenses for this system and liking the image quality so far. Like in most reviews regarding this camera there is no view finder and only a live view display on the back. The live view is a very nice screen with excellent touch capabilities but if suffers terribly in the sunlight when trying to compose and adjust your shots in the bright light. If Samsung wants to be serious with this camera and this segment they NEED A VIEW FINDER. Other than that I LOVE this CAMERA.

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    3.0

    Not bad camera Samsung

    By Kevin A.

    from Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (White):

      I must say this is my fist step in the opposite direction in terms of purchasing cameras. I have always worked with and loved the Sony Alpha series cameras but thought I should give the Samsung NX300 a try. I must say I am impressed with the build quality of the body and lenses for this system and liking the image quality so far. Like in most reviews regarding this camera there is no view finder and only a live view display on the back. The live view is a very nice screen with excellent touch capabilities but if suffers terribly in the sunlight when trying to compose and adjust your shots in the bright light. If Samsung wants to be serious with this camera and this segment they NEED A VIEW FINDER. Other than that I LOVE this CAMERA.

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      5.0

      Fantastic camera

      By Edu

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (White):

        Loved the camera eay to use! great shots!

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Awesome Camera

        By Augie

        from Atlanta GA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Small size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

          I have been looking at cameras for a couple of months and finally decided on one of the micro four thirds. But which one? I looked at a lot of websites but B&H had all the information anyone could ask for. And the price was great. I have had the Samsung NX300 for about a week now and have taken over 300 picture at a 3 year old birthday party and Easter. The picture are bright and clear no mater the lighting. One heck of a little camera. And I can swap the lens to make it even more versatile.

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          5.0

          Compact effective camera

          By matt

          from denver, co

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

            I use this camera while travelling for landscapes as well as portraits. It works great and gives sharp images. I like the touch screen that makes the controls so easy. Its light weight and not bulky.

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            • No

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            4.0

            So happy with this camera!

            By Tomasz

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Connectivity
            • Nice design

            Cons

            • No Flash
            • Not That Many Lenses

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

            I use this camera with a 16mm lens which is great for scenery. I have been finding the NX300 a pleasure to use. The ifunction button is a real time saver as far as where your fingers have to go to get the setting just right when using manual. The thing that was most surprising was how useful all the wifi features were. This camera sends email with up to 6 photos which is great if you just want to send a couple of shots to your friends. Overall a great camera. I would like to have a built in flash so its not perfect.

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            4.0

            Nice camera for the money

            By Kelby

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                My son wanted a good camera for Christmas. I bought this on a Black Friday special. He's just getting started in photography. He likes the look of the camera, and it's user-friendly enough to make it easy for my son to get good pictures out of the box.

                The only negative so far is that you have to connect the camera directly to the charger to recharge the battery, which can be inconvenient because you don't have the option of using an alternative battery while it's charging.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Sooo incredibly awesome!!!!!

                By pittpens24

                from Blairstown, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

                  I am a novice/intermediate with a camera. I know enough to take some great pics in other than auto mode. The quality and sharpness of the pics are almost unreal! Phenominal infact!!! I have never been happier with this purchase. Even a person who has never used a camera before can get amazing shots in auto mode. I highly recommend this camera to anyone reading this review. I compared this to the new comparable sony and nikon cameras. Soo much easier to use and in my opinion superior picture clarity and quality - even when zoomed in to the max - things you can't hardly even notice in the original shot can be magnified to superb detail. Took a pic of my house with the new snowfall we just received. Shots I took were about 150 feet away plus to get entire house in the screen. My garbage can was behind my garage. when I zoomed in all the way, you can see the can though the window of my open garage door good enough to read the serial numbers stamped on the can!!!! Couldn't believe it was even possible from a camera as easy to work as a point and shooot!!!!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Little Camera

                  By Mono

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

                    I got this one for my wife, I already have a DSLR but now I'm thinking about keeping this one too!! Has all the functions you may need on a mid-range DSLR and more. Also they have a great lens selection for this NX series, highly recommended!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great camera. Very happy

                    By ACBlizzard

                    from Rutland, VT

                    Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

                    My wife and I wanted a nicer camer to take pictures of our new addition to the family, our daughter. We wanted something more than a point and shoot but something easy to use. After a lot of research we decided on the Samsung NX300. We are very beginner photographers but believe this camera will allow us to learn as we go. It came ready to use right out of the box. Very easy. Great looking. We were taking beautiful pictures from the get go. We are very happy with our decision and can't wait to keep taking more and more pictures of our new addition.

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                    5.0

                    Nx-300 amazing little camera,

                    By Mono

                    from Houston, TX

                    Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

                    This is an amazing little camera, fully customizable. When I dont feel like taking my heavy and big dSLR with me, my nx-300 is the perfect fit, I just hope Samsung continues providing support and new lenses for the series.

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                    5.0

                    suprisingly happy

                    By sidetracked

                    from South Eastern US

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Night Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                      Samsung has done a great job on the design of this camera, the controls are well arranged and intuitive, the touch screen is responsive and uncluttered. It has amazingly accurate color and the clean, crisp images(even in low light) are very impressive. I love the small size and the way it fits so comfortably in my small hands. The lenses are lightweight but the glass is of very good quality. I have used the Ifunction button on the lens for quickly changing important settings (shutter speed, fstop,iso etc) more than I thought I would, it is in a great location. The auto focus is fast and accurate and it has some nice manual features like direct manual focus and focus peaking. I am not interested in the fancy filters or wifi back up, though they are fun and well implemented, but as a serious interchangeable lens camera (for a limited budget) it is very satisfying. I did not think I would use the wifi ability to email an image, but am finding it very handy. Overall, it is a lot of bang for the buck, with image quality quite competetive with many of it's higher priced rivals.

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                      4.0

                      Great for the Price

                      By Brisfilm

                      from Washington D.C.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light
                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                      Takes some time to adjust to no viewfinder but 20Mp images lovely, auto focus suffers in lowlight but understand that is a normal condition for cameras.
                      Small and easy to handle, WIFI excellent. Got extra lens 50-200 from BH for same price as single elsewhere. Enjoying this camera its not a 5D MIII but doesn't cost a sixth as much.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent All Around

                      By Capt John

                      from Palmetto, FL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                      Wanted a camera that my wife could use, and I could use to expand my photographic abilities. Much simpler to use than my Nikon and much better pictures (Nikon is only 6 MP). I think I get better composition without a viewfinder and so wanted a large, easy to adjust screen. The inclusion of Lightroom is a great bonus.

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                      5.0

                      the nx300

                      By luibov

                      from lincolnton nc

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                        love this camera, style, functionality, everything. what can i say, it takes great pictures!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great camera

                        By ist201

                        from woodside, ny

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                          awesome camera

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love this camera!

                          By Elizabeth

                          from Providence , RI

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                              I am a blogger who travels for work, I was heading to Africa & I needed a lightweight high quality camera that could take video as well but was compact enough to be non-invasive as a documentarian and highly portable. I also wanted a camera that I could add a zoom lens. B& H had the best price by far. Often I was shooting photos while driving in a car snapping candid sidewalk shots and this camera was quick enough to get great ones on the move! I did not need the flash at all so was unable to see how that works so far.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Love this camera!!

                              By sotiramk

                              from Hendersonville, NC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Video

                                Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Brown):

                                I am definitely not a professional photographer or anything, but my husband and I took a vacation to Greece and I really wanted something that would take great photos and was a little more compact. This camera turned out to be everything that we wanted and more! It takes amazing photos and has so many options, I'm still learning new things that it can do. The only thing that I wasn't too happy about was the 20-50mm lens that it comes with. It doesn't focus really well all the time and has a harder time with face recognition, which is a problem in portrait shots. If you get this camera I would highly recommend also getting the 50-200mm lens. That lens works like a dream and honestly I find myself using that more than anything.

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                                4.0

                                Very good resolution pictures

                                By Sunshine committee

                                from Tenn

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

                                    The tilt LCD is a good upgrade from the NX 200
                                    Have to recharge battery with the battery in the camera.
                                    Need to have a separate charger so a spare battery can be charging while using the camera.

                                    Note the lens that comes with the camera does NOT have image stabilization.

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                                    4.0

                                    Love, love, love

                                    By Stephanie

                                    from Suffolk England U.K.

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (White):

                                      My new favorite toy. I think this camera is good for beginners and a fun change for seasoned photographers, it has fun little features like beauty mode for self portraits and editing feature. Takes wonderful pictures crisp and clear and the auto isn't too bad when taking fast shots of my toddler. I just love it all around from the style and all the new things I learn each day.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera

                                      By Stephen

                                      from New Jersey

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Limited Zoom
                                      • Short Battery Life

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about NX300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens (Black):

                                      I have been looking to pick up photography as a hobby and this is the perfect camera. Small and versatile, this camera is great to bring around with you to everything from a birthday party to a long hike in the mountains. Touch screen, beautiful display, oscillating screen and vintage design, this camera is sure to draw attention for both its power, functionality and power. Rechargeable battery is convenient but wish it lasted longer.

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 10
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                                      • No

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