Samsung NX300M overview
Samsung NX300M is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first introduced on January of 2013. The camera has a 20MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648.
The NX300M places at #29 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all-around #191 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your custom criteria.
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Samsung NX300M history
The Samsung NX300M comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can discover all previous and more recent models as well as key specifications.
Samsung NX300M Gallery
You can look at the NX300M from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung NX300M Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung NX300M based on features that are oftentimes viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Samsung NX300M Sensor features
The Samsung NX300M is powered by the DRIMe IV chip. The sensor size on the Samsung NX300M is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 20 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 25600. RAW files are saved therefore the user has more margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the NX300M's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The NX300M sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung NX300M dimensions
Samsung NX300M weighs 0.73 pounds (331g or 11.68 ounces) and features 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 325g and the Samsung NX300M is on par when compared to various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Listed below is a visual of the Samsung NX300M besides a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the NX300M.
Samsung NX300M Lens features
The NX300M uses the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses currently available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the NX300M.
Samsung NX300M Connectivity
The NX300M has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send files and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Samsung NX300M Video features
The maximum video quality on the Samsung NX300M is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for video quality and file size but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to get another camera if you want decent sound in your videos.
Samsung NX300M Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Samsung NX300M so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Samsung NX300M Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX300M has a 3.3" tilting screen having a resolution of 768k dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to change focus point and change settings by using your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Samsung NX300M are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very helpful for bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Samsung NX300M Shutter features
Samsung NX300M continuous shooting speed is 9.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/6000 sec.
Samsung NX300M Flash and Hot shoe features
Samsung NX300M has got external flash ability but with missing integrated flash.
Samsung NX300M Autofocus features
Samsung NX300M has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection which is handy for people photography.
It has 247 focus points to pick from. Samsung NX300M has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to switch focus. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Samsung NX300M supports manual focusing if needed for low light conditions or you require more precise control on focusing.
Samsung NX300M Battery life
The battery (BP1130) in the Samsung NX300M is made to last for 330 photos according to the CIPA specifications which is comparable with its competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini features the highest possible (650) battery life for this range of cameras.
Below is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the best battery life:
Samsung NX300M for specific kinds of photography
The following graph indicates a analysis of the Samsung NX300M for specific kinds of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Samsung NX300M
The Samsung NX300M gets a points tally of 78 which is superb, meaning that it is a excellent choice for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support plus the ability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Samsung NX300M Street photography advice
Coming in at a brilliant score of 80, the Samsung NX300M is a wonderful pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung NX300M Sports photography advice
A above average sports photography points total of 73 means the Samsung NX300M is a very decent pick for taking photos of sports. A camera needs good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Samsung NX300M
Size is pretty critical when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Samsung NX300M gets a very good 67 as a travelling camera which is a respectable pick to buy for your travels.
Landscape photography with Samsung NX300M
For anyone who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Samsung NX300M with it's nice score of 73 as a landscape camera is a very decent choice within the current marketplace.
Samsung NX300M Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Samsung NX300M is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 33.
Samsung NX300M Alternatives
If you need replacements to the NX300M, here is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph here will give you an overview of the NX300M vs it's highest scored competitors shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might see as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.