Play, Print, and Edit Features
Interchangeable Lens Camera: The Samsung NX30 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 (10mm (fisheye), 16mm, 20mm, 30mm), prime lenses (45mm, 60mm, 85mm), and zoom lenses (12-24mm,
18-200mm, 50-200mm). The camera comes with a 18-55mm standard zoom lens, and a bayonet-type lens hood.
3.0" Super AMOLED Touch Screen Monitor: The NX30 digital camera
3.0" color AMOLED monitor with C-type Touch Control Enabled. The monitor
features 1,037,000 dots, and has a
100% field of view. The monitor can swivel out 180°, and rotate 270° for low-
and high-angle shots, as well as self-portraits. The monitor's brightness can be set
automatically, or manually
between -2 and +2.
Recording Media: The Samsung NX30 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), including high-speed UHS-1 cards. No memory cards are included with the camera.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The NX30 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, or control
the camera remotely with 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 NX30 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 |
|RAW 20M ||5472 x 3648 ||3:2 |
|20M ||5472 x 3648 ||3:2 |
|10.1M ||3888 x 2592 ||3:2 |
|5.9M ||2976 x 1984 ||3:2 |
|5.0M (Burst) ||2736 x 1824 ||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 WEB/30P ||320 x 240 (30 fps) ||4:3 |
i Zoom: Beyond the optical zoom, the camera offers
i Zoom up to 2x. 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.
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
(1920 x 1080/30fps, 1280 x 720/30fps, 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 NX30 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. A
minimum shutter speed can also be set.
- 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.
- Custom: The Custom Modes (1 & 2) let you create your
own shooting modes by customizing options and saving them.
- Lens Priority Mode: Lens Priority mode lets you adjust
the depth of field or contrast of the photo, or use the i Zoom function.
- 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, Multi Exposure, Creative Shot, Smart Jump Shot,
Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, and Light Trace.
- 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.
3D Mode: With an optional 3D lens, you can take 3D photos.
In the menu, you can select two 3D methods: Side by Side or Frame Packing. Photo
sizes can be 4.1M (2688 x 1512) or 2.1M (1920 x 1080). Images captured in 3D can
be saved in JPEG (2D) or MPO (3D). To view 3D images, you must output the photos
via HDMI and display them on a 3D HDTV, while wearing the proper 3D glasses.
Drive Modes: The camera offers the following drive modes to suit your
- Single: Takes one picture only.
- Continuous: You can continuously capture photos while
pressing the shutter release button. Continuous Normal captures up to 4 photos
at 5 fps, and Continuous High captures up to 9 photos at 9 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
increments. You can choose up to 10 photos to be taken after the initial
delay with a selectable interval (0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 seconds) between photos.
- Bracketing: Bracketing allows you to take a series of 3
photos when you press the shutter button once. The first photo is taken at
normal settings, while the other two are taken with different settings,
depending upon the type of bracketing chosen. You can vary the degree of
adjustment between -3 and +3 for each bracket type (except P.Wizard).
- AE Bracket: 3 photos with
different exposure settings.
- WB Bracket: 3 photos with different White
- Picture Wizard Bracket: 3 photos with different
P.Wizard settings (select standard, vivid, portrait, landscape, forest,
retro, cool, calm, or classic)
- Depth Bracket: 3 photos with a different depth of field
by adjusting the aperture. (Available only in Program or Aperture Priority
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 a hot shoe for an external flash, such as the Samsung SEF220A
(sold separately). You can choose from the
following flash modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto Red-eye, Fill-in, Fill-in
Red-eye, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Hi-speed, 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. Auto ISO settings are selectable up to ISO 3200.
Wi-Fi Overview: The Samsung NX30 has built-in Wi-Fi, which
allows you to connect the camera to a smartphone or PC via a Wireless LAN. When
connected to the WLAN, you can save and share photos, monitor a room remotely,
and control the camera remotely. You can also use the camera as an access point,
setting the frequency to 2.4 or 5 GHz, and perform some of the camera's Wi-Fi
NFC (Tag & Go): If you have an NFC-enabled Android
smartphone, you can connect to the camera by placing the phone near the camera's
NFC logo on the left side. This launches the Remote Shutter feature, and allows
you to transfer files to the NFC-enabled device while viewing them. You'll need
to install the Samsung Smart Camera app on your smart device to connect it in
Smart Camera App: For many of the camera's Wi-Fi functions,
the Samsung Smart Camera app must be installed on your smartphone or device. The
app can be downloaded from Samsung Apps, the Google Play Store, or the Apple App
Store. The Smart Camera app is compatible with Android phones running 3.0 and
up, as well as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 6.1 or later.
Direct Link: The NX30 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. Videos are only saved to
the camera, and cannot saved automatically to the smart device.
- 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, the smartphone, or multiple devices.
- 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.
- Baby Monitor: The Baby Monitor feature allows you to view live
video from a remote location to monitor a room. For smartphones that support WVGA (800 x 480) or higher resolution, you can wirelessly view the video
stream. You can also stop the video stream and monitor the audio in the
room. If the camera detects a noise, an alarm will notify you on the smart
phone. The Baby Monitor feature requires installing the Samsung Home Monitor
app on your smartphone, available for Android OS or iOS devices.
- 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
i-Launcher software 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 file-sharing, social networking, or cloud services.
- Samsung Link: You can upload files from your camera to
the Samsung Link online storage, or a registered device. You can also view
files on a Samsung Link device connected to the same access point.
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
24) 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 a choice of 5 slide-show effects,
on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer 20 pre-recorded background music
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. If desired, you can save a cropped image as a
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 NX30 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 Painting, Ink Painting, Acryl,
Negative, Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.
HDMI: The Samsung NX30 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, 576p (PAL only) or 480p. If you have a Samsung HDTV with Anynet + (CEC), you can control the camera with the TV's remote control.
Micro USB: The NX30 features a Micro USB connection
which allows you to connect the camera to your computer, or to the supplied AC
adapter for charging the battery. Using the
supplied USB cable, you can connect the camera to your computer to transfer
photos and videos, or charge the battery.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: The Samsung NX30 comes
supplied with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (BP1410) which provides up to
360 still image shots, 180 minutes of still image recording, or 145 minutes of
video recording. The supplied AC adapter
charges the Lithium-Ion battery in the camera in approximately 200 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 NX30 comes with a software CD-ROM
with the following programs:
- i-Launcher: i-Launcher allows you to play back
files on your computer, and upgrade the firmware of the camera. 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 5: Also included with the camera
is a DVD-ROM disc with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 (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, Mac OS v10.5 or higher (except PowerPC)
- Camera As Removable Disk: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows
Vista, Mac OS X v10.5 or later