Samsung NX300 Mirrorless Camera Pros and Cons

Samsung NX300 Pros and Cons

The Samsung NX300 with 18-55mm OIS lens ($625 US) provides a legitimate alternative to the Sony NX and Olympus OM-D series. It's large APS-C sensor, sharp kit lens, and plethora of intelligent controls are worth investigating if you're thinking about a new Compact System Camera.

In my review of the NX300 for TechHive titled, Samsung NX300 review: Shoot like a pro, share like a teenager, I talk about its excellent image quality, intelligent WiFi integration, and creative Smart Modes. Bottom line, it stacks up like this:


  • Large APS-C sensor with excellent high ISO performance
  • High quality 18-55mm OIS kit lens (recommended over the non-stabilized 20-50mm kit lens)
  • Built-in WiFi with companion Android and iOS apps
  • Creative controls such as Smart Mode and Smart Filters
  • Excellent manual focusing
  • Excellent value for compact system camera with APS-C sensor ($625 with OIS zoom)


  • LCD-only composition, No accessory viewfinder option
  • Lack of built-in flash
  • In-camera battery charging unless you buy accessory charger

Bottom Line

Legitimate competitor to mirrorless cameras from Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony.

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