The Samsung's NX300 20.3MP Digital Camera

The Samsung NX 300

The top camera in the Samsung NX family is represented by the Samsung NX 300. The last camera that was in this top of this family was Samsung NX20, which resembles a DSLR thanks to its hand grip and electronic viewfinder.

The features of NX300

In the center of Samsung NX300 we have a 20.

3MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Even though it has the same dimensions and resolution as its predecessor, it has a new characteristic that set it apart. It has incorporated an enhanced ISO range that goes from 100 to 25,600 and it is able to record full HD video at 50, 25 or 24 frames per second. This makes it a useful video camera, too.

The sensor has been connected with Samsung`s DRIMe IV imaging sensor. Samsung states the fact that this has better image noise reduction and upgraded reproduction than the Samsung NX210 had. Because of customers complaints of poor auto focus (AF) on previous cameras, Samsung equipped the new NX300 with a brand new AF system. The contrast detect function is responsible for fine tuning, while the phase detect AF option identifies the focus.

Samsung NX300 jumps into the class of digital cameras that have NFC technology. NFC (Near Field Communication) allows photographers to share their photos with other NFC devices like cameras or phones. It takes only one touch and it is estimated to become very popular because of the fact that is widely used.

The all new NX 300 has an AMOLED touchscreen of 3.3 inch with a 768k-dot resolution. It moves around and it proves very useful when it comes to seeing from both high and low angle like in the case of shooting over the heads of a crowd.

The thing that makes NX300 different from others in its family is the fact that it has an i-Function button on the 18-55mm OIS kit lens. I-Function allows you to search through basic settings like ISO or exposure, which you will able to adjust by using the focus ring on the lens. This makes the NX300 a lot easier to use than other cameras.

The design of NX300

It has nothing special is its design, it only looks decent. Although, the plastic buttons may seem a little gross because they give a cheap look. The NX300 has no built-in flash, but this is compensated by the fact that it comes in the package with an external flash, the SEF8A0. If this does not satisfy your needs, Samsung provides other external flax guns.

The vast touchscreen on the rear of the camera proves to be very useful by granting access to almost all controls. All the icons have a balanced size and the menu is not hard to navigate.

The performance of NX300

NX300 benefits from an improved AF performance that allows you to shoot in various conditions. It is simple to use because it has logical menus. The NFC and Wi-Fi features work just fine. The Wi-Fi option works for simple image sharing and it does require too much time to transfer the photos. The screen is not too sensitive; it needs a soft touch to switch between settings and has a tremendous amount of adaptability when it comes to setting the AF points.

Overall, Samsung NX300 shoots awesome photos and it has only a bunch of issues. The metering system has a bit of a tendency to under expose. The auto white balance function works well too, but it can happen to offer some cast depending on the surroundings. ISO`s performance is almost flawless up to ISO 800. After this, some noise starts to appear but it does not have a huge impact on the image itself if you are not zooming it.

Bottom line, the advantages are the settings that adjust on lens ring, the responsive touchscreen, the AF system and the image quality. The disadvantages are the poof buffer performance and the lack of a built-in flash.