Samsung NX30 – First Look

Earlier today Samsung announced a new mirorrless camera from its NX series. The new camera is meant to be a top end model in the Samsung lineup and replace the NX20 announced a year ago.

There are some interesting improvments in this new model including a 3-inch, 1.04 million dot AMOLED display which is 70% brighter than the one on the NX20 as well as high res EVF which can be pulled away from the camera and tilted upward 80 degrees.

Here are a few more specs from the camera:

  • Sensor:  a 20.3MP APS-C sensor.
  • Hybrid AF with 105 phase detection points.
  • Tilting EVF with 2.36 million dot XGA resolution.
  • 3 inch articulated AMOLED screen – with just over 1 million dots.
  • 1/6000 shutter speed (electronic shutter mode can go to 1/8000).
  • Shooting speed: up to 9 fps.
  • sensitivity: 25,600 top ISO.
  • Built in pop-up flash.
  • Wireless flash sync with a new SAF58 also introduced today.
  • Video: up to 1080p 60p with full manual mode and audio control.
  • Bundled with Adobe Lightroom 5. 
  • Pricing and availability has not been disclosed at this time.

Besides the camera Samsung also introduced two new lenses – both 16-55mm – one is tiny with a f/3.5-f/5.6 and the other is much bigger with a very unique f/2-f2.8 aperture.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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