- 20MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3.3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 100 - 25600
- 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 331g - 122 x 64 x 41mm
- Revealed November 2013
- Succeeded the Samsung NX210
- Replacement is Samsung NX500
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX300 overview
Samsung NX300 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first released on November of 2013. The camera has a 20MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Samsung brought out this model in order to improve the earlier Samsung NX210 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards brought out the updated Samsung NX500 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to improve this model.
The NX300 is scored #30 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #201 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personalized factors.
Here is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung NX300 history
The Samsung NX300 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed range underneath.
NX300 vs NX50028MPAPS-C9.0 fps2015
NX300 vs NX300020MPAPS-C5.0 fps2014
NX300 vs NX200020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
NX300 vs NX110020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
NX300 vs NX300M20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
NX300 vs NX21020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX300 vs NX100020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX300 vs NX20020MPAPS-C7.0 fps2012
NX300 vs NX1115MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX300 vs NX10015MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX300 vs NX515MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX300 vs NX1015MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung NX300 Gallery
You can see the NX300 from various angles in the gallery here.
Samsung NX300 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung NX300 based on features which are usually viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Samsung NX300 Sensor info
The Samsung NX300 is powered by the DRIMe IV processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Samsung NX300 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath displays the NX300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The NX300 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung NX300 dimensions
Samsung NX300 has a weight of 0.73 lb (331 gr or 11.68 ounces) & has outside dimensions of 122mm x 64mm x 41mm (4.8" x 2.5" x 1.6"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr so the Samsung NX300 is on par as compared with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a image of the Samsung NX300 next to a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button design on the NX300.
Samsung NX300 Lens info
The NX300 fits the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses currently available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the NX300.
Samsung NX300 Connectivity
The NX300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can transfer files and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Samsung NX300 Video info
The maximum video quality in the Samsung NX300 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance for video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a microphone or headphone port which means that you get no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to purchase a different model if you want better audio for your videos.
Samsung NX300 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Samsung NX300 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Samsung NX300 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX300 has a 3.3" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 768k dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you can set focus points plus change settings using your fingers.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details for Samsung NX300 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Samsung NX300 Shutter info
Samsung NX300 continuous shooting rate is 9.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/6000 sec.
Samsung NX300 Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung NX300 comes with external flash ability but with no in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/180 sec.
Samsung NX300 Autofocusing info
Samsung NX300 comes with both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection which is helpful for portrait photography.
The Sensor has 247 focus points to choose from. Samsung NX300 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also includes Tracking AF for moving objects. Samsung NX300 can use manual focus if needed for low light situations or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Samsung NX300 Battery life
The battery (BP1130) in the Samsung NX300 is made to last for 330 clicks as per the CIPA standards making it similar to it's competition. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini features the highest possible (650) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:
NX300 vs NX mini650 yesnono
NX300 vs K-01540 yesnono
NX300 vs NEX-3N480 yesnono
NX300 vs NEX-F3470 yesnono
NX300 vs A3000470 yesnono
Samsung NX300 for various categories of photography
The following bar chart displays a overview of the Samsung NX300 for various categories of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Samsung NX300 as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung NX300 gets a score of 78 which is awesome, meaning that it is a great choice for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Samsung NX300 Street photography features
With a wonderful score of 80, the Samsung NX300 is a great pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung NX300 Sports photography features
A nice sports photography points tally of 73 suggests the Samsung NX300 is a respectable choice for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung NX300 Travel photography features
Weight is very important in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung NX300 gets a nice 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent fit for your travels.
Samsung NX300 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung NX300 at it's above average grade of 73 for a landscape camera is a very decent pick in the current marketplace.
Samsung NX300 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Samsung NX300 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 33.
Samsung NX300 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the NX300, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph listed below gives you an overview of the NX300 compared to it's top rated rivals shown above.
Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.