The NX30 puts SLR-like feel and controls into a mirrorless body, resulting in a solid shooter that TrustedReviews calls "one of the best-designed CSCs for some time." In addition to its intuitive controls, the NX30's menu system is easy to use and friendly, with ePHOTOzine saying that "menus are easy to navigate with clear text and built in help." When it comes to overall performance What Digital Camera says it's "pretty impressive," but warns the NX30 can "struggle a little when it comes to processing images during shooting." The processing speed is forgivable, thanks to the NX30's overall image quality being quite good. Pocket-Lint says image noise is kept to a "minimum," with "detailed" textures resulting in "excellent" image quality. There are no shortage of great mirrorless cameras right now, but not many offer the same SLR feel the NX30 does. If you prefer the larger body and SLR approach the NX30 is certainly worth your attention; those who want to save a few bucks but still get great performance out of their camera should consider the OM-D E-M10 from Olympus instead.
The NX30 viewfinder is bright, without noticeable pixels, providing a very good preview of a shot. It doesn't, however, have the lifelike color and detail of an OLED viewfinder, such as in Sony's pro-level A7 and A7r cameras.
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I was looking for a more compact camera to lug around with me on a daily basis. I went from a Nikon P7800, Sony NEX 6, Samsung NX30, Sony A6000, and then finally back to the NX30. In the end the DSLR...
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