Play, Print, and Edit Features
Interchangeable Lens Camera: The Samsung NX300 digital
camera is an interchangeable lens camera with the Samsung NX-mount. It is
compatible with the NX-series of lenses including wide-angle fixed focal length
lenses (16mm, 20mm, 30mm), prime lenses (60mm, 85mm), and zoom lenses (20-50mm,
18-200mm, 50-200mm). The camera comes with a 20-50mm standard zoom lens.
3.31" AMOLED Touch Screen Monitor: The NX300 digital camera
3.31" color AMOLED monitor with C-type Touch Control Enabled. The monitor
features 768,000 dots, and has a
100% field of view. The monitor can tilt up 90° for framing low-angle shots, and
down 45° for high-angle shots. The monitor's brightness can be set
between -2 and +2.
Recording Media: The Samsung NX300 digital camera can
record still images and video onto SD cards (up to 2 GB) SDHC cards (up to 32
GB), or SDXC cards (up to 128 GB). No memory cards are included with the camera.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The NX300 has built-in Wi-Fi, which lets
you instantly share your photos wirelessly from your home network or a public
Wi-Fi hotspot. You can also send photos or videos to your smartphone. For more
details, see the section on Built-in Wi-Fi below.
Image Recording Formats: The digital camera records still
images in JPEG and RAW formats. High Definition movies are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) format with AAC audio.
Image Sensor: The Samsung NX300 digital camera is equipped with an
APS-C-sized (23.5 x 15.7mm) CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count
of approximately 21.6 megapixels and an effective pixel count of approximately
20.3 megapixels for
high quality still images and video.
Image Sizes: The camera can record JPEG still images in a
3:2, 1:1, or 16:9 aspect ratio with three compression ratio settings (Super
Fine, Fine, and Normal). HD and SD movies can be recorded in MPEG-4 (H.264) in
Normal and HQ quality options. The camera offers the following still image and movie
|Photo Size||Resolution||Aspect Ratio|
|20M||5472 x 3648||3:2|
|10.1M||3888 x 2592||3:2|
|5.9M||2976 x 1984||3:2|
|2M||1728 x 1152||3:2|
|16.9M||5472 x 3080||16:9|
|7.8M||3712 x 2088||16:9|
|4.9M||2944 x 1656||16:9|
|2.1M||1920 x 1080||16:9|
|13.3M||3648 x 3648||1:1|
|7.0M||2640 x 2640||1:1|
|4.0M||2000 x 2000||1:1|
|1.1M||1024 x 1024||1:1|
|Movie Size||Resolution||Aspect Ratio|
|1080/60P||1920 x 1080 (60 fps)||16:9|
|1080/30P||1920 x 1080 (30 fps)||16:9|
|1080/15P||1920 x 1080 (15 fps)||16:9|
|810/24P||1920 x 810 (24 fps)||2.35:1|
|720/60P||1280 x 720 (60 fps)||16:9|
|720/30P||1280 x 720 (30 fps)||16:9|
|480/30P||640 x 480 (30 fps)||4:3|
|240/30P||320 x 240 (30 fps)||4:3|
i Zoom: Beyond the optical zoom, the camera offers
i Zoom. Photo resolution varies according to the zoom rate, resulting in
photos with less deterioration than Digital zoom. i Zoom is available in the P,
A, S, M, and i shooting modes. Maximum resolution at each image ratio is as
|x 1.2||4560 x 3040 (13.9M)||4560 x 2568 (11.7M)||3040 x 3040 (9.2M)|
|x 1.4||3888 x 2592 (10.1M)||3888 x 2184 (8.5M)||2592 x 2592 (6.7M)|
|x 1.7||3264 x 2176 (7.1M)||3264 x 1840 (6.0M)||2176 x 2176 (4.7M)|
|x 2||2736 x 1824 (5.0M)||2736 x 1536 (4.2M)||1824 x 1824 (3.3M)|
Multi Motion: When shooting movies, you can set the playing
speed of the video. If an option other than x1 is selected, no sound will be
recorded. Choices include:
- x0.25: Record a video and play it at 1/4 normal speed
(640 x 480 or 320 x 240 only)
- x0.5: Record a video and play it at 1/2 normal speed
(1280 x 720, 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 only)
- x1: Record a video and play it at normal speed
- x5: Record a video and play it at 5x normal speed
- x10: Record a video and play it at 10x normal speed
- x20: Record a video and play it at 20x normal speed
Face Detection:With the Face Detection feature, the
camera detects faces in a scene and then automatically focuses and optimizes the
brightness of the face for beautiful portrait pictures. Up to 10 faces can be
Recording Mode: The NX300 offers various recording modes to
choose from to match your shooting preference. Using the Mode Dial on the top of
the camera, you can set the mode to:
- Smart Auto: The camera recognizes surrounding
conditions and automatically adjusts factors that contribute to exposure,
including Shutter Speed, Aperture Value, Metering, White Balance, and
Exposure Compensation. When you press the shutter release halfway, the
camera selects one of 20 scenes, and automatically sets the camera to
optimally capture that scene.
- Program:The camera automatically adjusts shutter
speed and aperture value so an optimal exposure value can be achieved. Other
adjustments can be made manually. Program Shift allows you to adjust the
shutter speed and aperture value while maintaining the same exposure.
- Aperture Priority: The camera selects a shutter speed
based on the aperture value you have set manually. You can adjust the depth
of field by changing the aperture value.
- Shutter Priority: The camera selects an aperture value
based on the shutter speed you have set manually. You can capture
fast-moving subjects with a fast shutter speed or create tracer effects with
a slow shutter speed.
- Manual: Adjust various camera settings including
shutter speed and aperture value.
- Lens Priority Mode: You can select an appropriate scene
or a filter effect to the lens you attached. With the included 20-50mm lens,
available scene modes and filter effects include Beauty Shot, Portrait,
Children, Backlight, Landscape, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow, Night,
Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-eye, Sketch, Defog, and Halftone Dots.
- Smart Mode:In Smart Mode, the camera automatically
configures the optimal settings for a variety of shooting situations,
including Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich
Tones, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light
Trace, and Creative Shot.
- Wi-Fi: You can connect the camera the camera to an access point
while in the range of a WLAN. Options include MobileLink, Remote Viewfinder,
Social Sharing, Email, SkyDrive, Auto Backup, and TV Link.
Drive Modes: The camera offers four drive modes to suit your
- Single: Takes one picture only.
- Continuous: You can continuously capture photos (JPEG
or RAW) while
pressing the shutter release button. Continuous Normal captures up to 5 photos
at 5 fps, and Continuous High captures up to 8.6 photos at 8.6 fps.
- Burst Mode: Lets you capture up to 10 shots per second
for 3 seconds, 15 shots per second for 2 seconds, or 30 shots per second for
1 second when you press the shutter once in this mode. (Image Size limited
to 5M only)
- Timer: The camera takes a photo after a set delay time.
You can set the delay between 2-seconds and 30-seconds in 1 second
- AE Bracket: Takes three pictures in a series with
different exposure settings: normal exposure, Exposure -2, and Exposure +2.
- WB Bracket: Takes three pictures in a series with different White
Balance settings: Normal, WB-2, and WB+2.
- Picture Wizard Bracket: The camera captures 3 consecutive photos
with a different Picture Wizard Bracket: Standard, Vivid, and Retro.
Exposure Compensation: This camera automatically adjusts the exposure
according the ambient light conditions. You can also select the exposure value
from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in steps of 1/3EV.
Metering Mode: If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you
can change the camera's metering method to take brighter pictures. You can choose
from 3 modes:
- Multi:Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the
available light in the image area. This is suitable for general use.
- Spot:Only the rectangular area in the center of the LCD monitor
will be metered for light. This is suitable when the subject in the center
is exposed correctly, regardless of the back lighting.
- Center Weighted: Exposure will be calculated based on an average
of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be
biased towards the center of the image area. This is suitable for taking a
picture of small objects like a flower or insects.
External Flash:The Samsung digital camera does not have a built-in
flash, but includes the SEF8A external flash. The NX300 is also compatible with
the SEF42A and SEF220A external flashes. The flash units connect to the camera's
hot shoe. You can choose from the
following flash modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto Red-eye, Fill-in, Fill-in
Red-eye, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, and Flash Off.
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to
adjust the colors to appear more natural. The camera has seven white balance
modes: Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent White, Fluorescent NW, Fluorescent
Daylight, Tungsten, Flash WB, Custom Set, and Color Temperature.
ISO Sensitivity: You can select the ISO sensitivity when
taking pictures. The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by
ISO numbers. A higher ISO setting allows for faster shutter speed, so you can
take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a flash. The camera
lets you set the ISO sensitivity automatically or manually between ISO 100-25600
by 1 EV or 1/3 EV steps.
Optional GPS: The NX300 is compatible with the optional WGS
84 GPS Module, which will add location and time data (Geo-tagging) to your
photos and videos
Instant Sharing: When you are connected to a WLAN, you can
instantly upload photos and videos to photo or video sharing websites, social networks like Facebook,
cloud-based services, such as Microsoft SkyDrive, or email
them directly from the camera.
Direct Link: The NX300 has a dedicated Direct Link button on
the top panel which turns on the Wi-Fi feature. In the menu, you can set the
Direct Link button to any of the functions below.
Wi-Fi Functions: In the Wi-Fi Mode you have the following options:
- AutoShare: The AutoShare feature lets you immediately
save a photo automatically to your smart device automatically via Wi-Fi.
- MobileLink: The MobileLink feature lets you select and
transfer photos and videos from the camera to your smartphone. The files can
be viewed and selected using the camera or the smartphone.
- Remote Viewfinder: With this feature, you can use your
smartphone as a remote shutter release when connected via a WLAN. In
addition to focusing and capturing the photo, you can control the flash,
self-timer, photo size, saving location, and the zoom ratio.
- Auto Backup: The Auto Backup feature allows you to
wirelessly transfer and store your photos and videos on your PC with the
touch of a button. Once the files are backed up to your computer, you can
delete them from the camera's memory card, and resume shooting. The included
Intelli-studio software (Windows OS only) must be
installed on your PC in order to take advantage of this feature.
- Email: You can email stored photos and videos stored on
- SNS & Cloud: You can upload photos and videos stored in
the camera to social networking or cloud services.
- Allshare Play: You can upload files from the camera to
AllShare Play online storage, or view files on an AllShare Play device
connected to the same Access Point.
Near Field Communications (NFC): The NX300 is compatible
with Near Field Communications (NFC). NFC is a set of standards for radio
communication at very close proximity. By placing your NFC-enabled smartphone
near the camera's NFC tag (on the left side of the monitor), the Samsung Smart
Camera App on the phone will launch and connect to the camera.
Compatibility: Wi-Fi features, such as AutoShare, MobileLink,
and Remote Viewfinder, are compatible with Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
running iOS 4.3 or higher, and with Android devices, including Galaxy series
smart phones and Galaxy Tab models, running the Android 2.2 OS. The Samsung
Smart Camera app should be installed on the above devices in order to use these
features. The Smart Camera app is only compatible with Samsung camera models
manufactured in 2013 or later.
Play, Print, and Edit Features
Quick View:If you enable the Quick View function before capturing an
image, you can view the image you just captured on the camera's LCD monitor. You
can set the length of time the image is displayed: 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, Hold, or
Thumbnail Playback:You can view multiple pictures (15 or
28) on the
LCD monitor at once. Using the top-mounted jog dial control, you can increase or decrease the
number of thumbnail images shown on the monitor at once.
Slide Show:Images can be displayed continuously, at intervals
of 1, 3, 5, or 10 seconds,
with various slide-show effects
on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer pre-recorded background music to
play along with your still image slide show.
Enlarging Photos:A single image can be zoomed in for a closer look.
The maximum magnification varies depending upon the image size. Once the image is zoomed in, you can pan around
different areas of the image.
Movie Playback: You can playback a movie clip on the camera's LCD
monitor. The camera offers basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, Scan
and Scan Forward. The Scan Backward and Scan Forward functions let you change the scan speed from 2x to 4x to 8x. You can also adjust the volume level of the playback audio.
Edit:The Samsung NX300 digital camera offers various editing features
so you can manipulate your pictures right from the camera once they have been
recorded. Editing tasks include cropping, rotating, resizing, or adjusting the
brightness, contrast, or saturation. You can also retouch faces, reduce red-eye,
and apply Smart Filter effects.
Smart Filter: You can apply various filter effects to
create unique images. Smart Filter effects include: Vignetting, Miniature,
Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Wash Drawing, Oil Sketch, Ink Sketch, Acryl,
Negative, Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.
PictBridge (1.0) Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
HDMI: The Samsung NX300 is equipped with a Micro HDMI (Type
D) connection for playing back photos and videos on an HDTV. The output
resolution can be set to 1080p, 720p, or 480p. If you have a Samsung HDTV with Anynet + (CEC), you can control the camera with the TV's remote control.
USB: The NX300 features a single proprietary connection
which allows you to connect the camera to your computer or your TV. Using the
supplied USB cable, you can connect the camera to your computer to transfer
photos and videos.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:The Samsung NX300 comes
supplied with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (BP1130) which provides up to
350 still image shots, 175 minutes of still image recording, or 110 minutes of
video recording. The supplied AC adapter
charges the Lithium-Ion battery in the camera in approximately 210 minutes.
Power Save: This function switches the camera off after a set
amount of time (of no operation) in order to prevent unnecessary battery
drainage. The camera can be set to turn off after 30 seconds, 1, 3, 5, or 10 minutes of no
Software CD-ROM: The NX300 comes with a software CD-ROM
with the following programs:
- i-Launcher: i-Launcher allows you to play back
files with Multimedia Viewer. It also provides a link to download the PC
Auto Backup program.
- PC Auto Backup: PC Auto Backup will send the recorded
files to a connected PC via Wi-Fi.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4: Also included with the camera
is a DVD-ROM disc with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (compatible with Windows and
Mac). With this software, you can edit RAW format photos, calibrate exposures,
white balances, tone, contrasts, and colors, and save them as JPEG or TIFF
images. You can also edit JPEG and TIFF files, if desired.
Compatibility: The software is compatible with the following
- i-Launcher: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista,
Windows XP (SP2), Mac OS v10.5 or higher (except PowerPC)
- Camera As Removable Disk: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista,
Windows XP, Mac OS X v10.4 or later