The Samsung Nx30 – First look

Samsung have just launched their latest camera offering, the Nx30, and it’s a pretty nifty snapping tool. Samsung was kind enough to give Tech Girl a first look and took us into Jozi’s inner city for an afternoon to put the camera through its paces. I’m not a photographer by any means but figuring out the camera was relatively simple. It has some great features and I think both amateurs and professionals will be impressed. My favourite feature though? The “baby monitor”, incorporating Samsung’s remote view finder option you can set the camera up as a sort of monitor and then watch (and hear) goings on via a tablet or smartphone.

Think about the sneaky sneaky you could pull here. If you suspected your partner of cheating you could leave the camera in the bedroom, he’d likely be none the wiser and watch while you’re at work. If you catch him in the act we want that footage… just kidding.

tablet left, camera view finder right. Nifty?
tablet left, camera view finder right. Nifty?

The Nx30 has a host of different shooting options which we got to play with during our afternoon adventure.┬áHopefully we’ll have it soon for a full review but in the mean time check out some of the rad snaps I captured… obligatory selfie included.

My photo editing skills leave a lot to be desired but this gives you an idea of the multiple shot captures you can take - and the speed at which they shoot.
My photo editing skills leave a lot to be desired but this gives you an idea of the multiple shot captures you can take – and the speed at which they shoot.
Our favourite food blogger giving the Nx30 a whirl. Find her at www.jesska.co.za
Our favourite food blogger giving the Nx30 a whirl. Find her at www.jesska.co.za
These guys were so incredibly talented. The click and snap functionality of the Nx30 made it easy for me (the amateur) to capture moments like this.
These guys were so incredibly talented. The click and snap functionality of the Nx30 made it easy for me (the amateur) to capture moments like this.

 

Liron from www.thetechieguy.com showed me this wicked "minature" filter on the Nx30. So now my city looks like toy town. I have a million photos like this but chose to share only one.
Liron from www.thetechieguy.com showed me this wicked “minature” filter on the Nx30. So now my city looks like toy town. I have a million photos like this but chose to share only one.

 

Gorgeous views of Johannesburg from the top of the Carlton Centre
Gorgeous views of Johannesburg from the top of the Carlton Centre

 

I was trying to be arty & do some amazing photography... apparently these things can't be picked up overnight.
I was trying to be arty & do some amazing photography… apparently these things can’t be picked up overnight.

 

Selfie courtesy of the Nx30's swivel view finder and a fish eye lens for a rad effect.
Selfie courtesy of the Nx30’s swivel view finder and a fish eye lens for a rad effect.

 

 

3 Comments

  • Reply Jess April 1, 2014 at 10:15

    Yay! I’m famous. I love the intense look of concentration on my face while trying to focus the camera. Ha ha ha.
    Fish eye lenses for everyone!

  • Reply Nomali Cele (Nomali From Soweto) May 14, 2014 at 15:03

    Pretty pix. What’s the price point on this baby?

    • Reply Sam Wright May 14, 2014 at 15:23

      R11 999 – I do love this camera so!

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