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Samsung - NX300 Mirrorless Camera with 18-55mm Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I never dreaming about such camera

    Posted
    MishaM67
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    I like this camera very much. I started photography when I was a little boy almost 35 years ago... I had many cameras, but no one (even Canon 5d Mark II) never make me so exited. First of all it small and light with very good lens and touch screen and this touch screen could do all adjustments... with small and light "Slik" tripod this camera now with me even I go shopping or meet somebody. Low noise, instant HDR mode together with manual modes... You can see Horizon and vertical level on touch screen. Quick autofocus. If You like RAW - you can use RAW. If You like HDR - it make instant HDR (yes it took a little bit time, but result coast this time. It economy minutes and hours of post work with pictures). It communicated with yours mobile phone or online storage. Quick recharge. MENU easy to understand without reading any instruction. SHARP. Nice colors. I recommend this camera to beginners and too professionals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best of both worlds

    Posted
    BriMW
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    I love taking picture, though I'm not a professional photographer. I quickly noticed how much more true to life the color was on this camera than other's that I've used in the past. The pictures are also very sharp. It turns on and is ready to take pictures very quickly. My favorite feature is being able to transfer photos from the camera to my Samsung cell phone using the built-in NFC chip! It makes sharing pictures with family and friends a snap. (Get it? A SNAP!) I love the smart options. I can't wait to play with the light trace mode. A friend showed me how to manually adjust some settings as well, so I have plenty to explore. Also, when I registered the camera with Samsung for the warranty, they extended the warranty by three months just for registering. That made me feel much more secure in this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera!!

    Posted
    Behop31
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    I LOVE my Samsung NX300. Did not even know I was in the market for a camera to replace my beloved and well-used Nikon D3100. Then I saw her sitting there in the case. "I must hold her," I thought. Apparently aloud, as within a moment the nice sales associate had her out of the case and in my hands. Then I saw her price and I thought, "No effing way! I am a teacher! A divorcee with a child and no child support! I care for my mother, for crying out loud!!" But buy her, I did. Then I returned her, only to buy her again when she went on sale 50% off!! Seriously worth full price, though! Takes amazing photos and I love the touch screen feature. I also love the way I can get superior DOF with this camera vs. my Nikon. Only because I can actually SEE what the photo will look like before I activate the shutter. Fabulous camera! But it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect DSLR substitute so far.

    Posted
    amandell
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    Had the camera for about a month and have been thrilled so far. I love the look and feel of it--reminds me of the old Nikkormat I had in high school--and am equally pleased with the image quality. As a non-expert, I am unable to speak to many of the nuances of compact system and DSLR cameras, and how the Samsung compares to other brands. However, if you are looking for something less bulky and cumbersome than a full DSLR, but want the control and image quality that a DSLR affords, I can very comfortably recommend this camera. And if you already have other Samsung devices, you will have the added bonus of connectivity through the Samsung app, which allows you to quickly, and wirelessly (sp?), upload photos from the camera to your phone/other device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cam for a Great Price

    Posted
    Andy
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    Picked up the refurb for quite a bit less than list price but it would have been worth it if I had paid full price. I had a cross country trip planned to Yellowstone/Tetons and the Grand Canyon with other stops along the way and I entrusted all those memories to this camera... I wasn't disappointed. Absolutely excellent photos from end to end and the smart features make it a snap to take excellent photos even if you're a novice photographer. Very pleased with the kit lens' quality. The only reason I took a star was because the remote viewfinder via my smartphone is pretty limited when it comes to settings and this would be an awesome place to make improvements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    IN LOVE

    Posted
    CindyAnne
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    I have always used point and shoots and recently have started to use my iPhone 5S for my blog. However, I wanted better picture quality and really wanted the shallow-depth-of-field look in my photos. I decide to go with this camera because it was so easy to use and the learning curve wouldn't be as bad for a noob like me. I absolutely love how it looks (I got it in white). I also like the tilting screen which makes taking photos easier since you can put the camera in certain positions without following it. The picture quality is very good. My camera came with Adobe Lightroom 4 which is very useful for correcting bad lighting. I hope to get better at using this camera :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use for experienced and beginner

    Posted
    charity3317

    I have a Canon Rebel but after last summer my husband and I realized we needed a less bulkier camera to take on the motorcycle with us. I spotted this camera just after Christmas and convinced my other half we needed to give this camera a try. Best investment, I am able to play with all the settings and get the shot I want. The pictures come out beautiful! My husband being a beginner loves that he can pick up this camera and get the perfect shot he wants every time in auto mode. It's a win win for both of us and are ready to have so much fun with this camera this year. The only thing I don't like is it had no viewfinder only am lcd screen which doesn't rotate much and the battery doesn't last as long as I would like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to pricier DSLR cameras

    Posted
    BigScreenTed
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    This camera delivers on just about everything you could want from a DSLR, but for a lot let. Plus, if you are a gadget lover, the built in WiFi integrates with your smartphone, it shares pictures on the big screen smart TV like a breeze. It can auto-upload to your favorite social media site like facebook or flikr. Then, the features... this camera allows you to easily start taking creative control of your shots. The user interface and the i-function button bring all the different elements of exposure (ISO, shutter speed, f-stop, etc) right to forefront. If you are looking to step up from point-n-shoot, but don't want to invest thousands in equipment, this is a great option!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent pictures!

    Posted
    havanajoe8
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    What a nice camera. Pictures are sharp, clear and accurate. Having an APS-C sensor in such a small body is a huge plus; the sensor can really capture a lot of information leading to accurate colors and clarity. Some minor gripes- the included flash is weak and there are noticeable shadows when using the included kit lens. Also, autofocus has some difficulty in low-light situations where I feel it should still had enough light to focus. Both issues will be resolved with using a smaller "pancake" style lens, but when using the included kit lense they detract from the overall performance. If you want a camera which is relatively small and yet can take some truly stunning pictures this is a great choice, especially if you can get it on sale!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera for everyone

    Posted
    conradfamily5
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    I have been eyeing this camera and one other every time i went into best buy. I decide to get this one when they didn't have the other one. I'm so glad that i did. I LOVE it. i love everything about. what i really like is that when i turned off all the lights in the house and took a picture it was crystal clear every feature of this camera is good. i can't think of anything bad. its small (not bulky) you can buy lenses. it has a direst link that you can send the pictures to your Samsung phone or to your cloud. Best Buy had it in store for 650ish on sell normal price(799.99) and i found it on their website for 550.00. they sold it to me for the website price. Love the Samsung NX300.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best point and shoot camera

    Posted
    EggTations
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    This is the best point and shoot camera yet. This camera is very easy to use. It is very easy to setup for the iniacial setup. It is very easy to to just take pictures and send them to friends or just post them on Facebook. I bought this camera and charged it up fully and was taking pictures and posting them on Facebook in minutes. When I'm in areas that does not have Wifi I can connect to my phone and send pictures or post them via my phone. If you are looking for quality point and shoot camera with wifi then this is the for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just starting out and this is great

    Posted
    gadgitguyaddict
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    I bought the NX300 as a start to DSLR photography and wow what a camera. IF you are looking for a good start without breaking the bank then you found the camera for you. I love all the features and ability to go full manual. This lets you go from point and shoot to professional and anywhere in between without the ton of money. Do you research because if you looking for a full pro camera then this is not it. This is a beginning camera so you can learn and experience the abilities of a DSLR. There are a few things I wish it could do like the remote view finder only works when you use it as a point and shoot. There are some many possibilities that could be done but they are not in this model. Enjoy shooting a DSLR and you will love what this camera can do for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average

    Posted
    Tdubb
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    This is a better than average camera for a beginner. If you have never used a DSLR you will like it. I however was looking for a littler version to carry for personal and professional shots. I found the buttons on the back easily pushed while holding it causing changes in my settings I didn't really want. Frustrating. Not having used a mirror less camera before I didn't have any preconceptions. Images were mostly clear. I liked the function (fn) settings and touch screen. I read a review stating night shots were not very good. I did not find that to be the case. The fn had a silhouette setting that made for nice shots during the day on a bright cloudy ocean sunset .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great camera but it hangs /freezes up

    Posted
    8888
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    I am not an expert on cameras, but I bought this for my summer trip. I like the features it has like you can choose landscaping, action, beauty face, etc. It also looks so cool retro, i bought the brown one. The only problem I've had with it is that it sometimes hangs up, the screen stays the same and no matter what I click, it doesn't change. I end up having to remove the battery and put it back on. I still haven't figured out why it does that. But other than than this is a great camera for beginners like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful camera inside out, LITERALLY!

    Posted
    GeandFe
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    I have chosen this camera over a new SLR since it can take pictures just like a PRO. It is great for beginners as it is user friendly. The features are easier to understand in comparison with my old canon SLR. It's touch screen feature and all the photo effects are my favorite not to mention its WIFI access feature. As of the video, it was ok but not as great as when you use an SLR or GoPro. However, the camera was beautifully designed with a brown leather surface which makes it is so classy every time I carry it around. All in all, this camera is a great find!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Won't start up

    Posted
    samsunguser
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    I bought my NX300 for full retail price of USD 600 at the beginning of 2014 at my local BestBuy. Now after using it only sparingly for the last one and a half year it won't turn on any more. Samsung informs me there is a flat fee of USD 190 to get it repaired. I advice against purchasing this camera as your primary camera like I did. It might be ok as a backup but do not rely on it for important events like your first child's birth or your wedding. It will probably let you down. The built quality seems ok but the bugs are on the inside.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Surprising Samsung Camera

    Posted
    Jeragape
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    My first compact mirrorless camera. I am just surprised how good this camera is in different levels: great quality picture and video, and the look!. Very sharp and natural color pictures. I also tried the Sony A6000, but it did not match the picture quality of nx300 (this was a surprise given the high quality reviews of this camera). Highly recommended for my family and friends. Great job Samsung, and I think this camera deserves a greatest status online!.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera for a beginner

    Posted
    Stejorin
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    This camera looks really cool and retro and get lots of compliments from it. The 20 megapixel sensor gives great image quality and allows you to crop easily. Unfortunately this camera is made by Samsung so Nikon and canon lenses wont work without an adapter and once you do that, no auto focus. Also because of the Samsung barrier you may find it a bit harder to find accessories to fit the camera but besides that its a great, small camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still Learning but Love it so far!

    Posted
    ghoppe17
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    I still have plenty to learn about how to use this camera to get optimum photos but I have been shooting in mostly aperture priority mode and have been getting great results. I love the wi-fi connectivity, it makes it so easy for me to share photos and the in-camera editing capability is handy too although it doesn't replace an editing program like lightroom for example. Very fun camera, I am looking forward to using it more and trying out different lenses!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Samsung nx300 review

    Posted
    Lori4242
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    This is a high quality--and high tech!--camera. It takes great pictures on auto, and has a deep and wide range of other adjustments you can make--from fully manual to auto plus your own tweaks. No, I am not a camera expert, but I felt it was a great camera for me to get for great pictures and to learn the ropes on, too. Since it was half price, I could not pass it up. Manual is huge, and only online---had to print the whole thing to really be able to study and learn. no other downsides...

    I would recommend this to a friend