#MissionSamsung: Mission1 – Challenge3 – Review

After three weeks of intense cold weather and some travelling around Gauteng our time with Samsung’s award-winning NX300 Smart camera has come to a grinding halt.

In the last 21 days we really got attached to what could be classified a serious work of art or machinery, whatever you prefer, but one thing is for sure, no matter how you look at this digital camera it is very unique in its own kind of way.

When we first received the NX300 three weeks ago we were not sure how we were going to get through the tasks we were to get as part of what is known only as #MissionSamsung.


None the less, we managed to get it done with a lot of ease to be very honest, only because the NX300 was so easy to operate and understand.

One of the reasons for this is because it’s all based on commonsense and just following the on-screen explanations of anything and everything you want to do with the camera.

With the NX300 being the flagship model of Samsung’s NX line-up this beauty has a large 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a new hybrid autofocus (phase and contrast) that proves to be fast and reliable. The NX300 has a 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen. It offers users ISO sensitivities from 100 to 25,600 and a respectable 8.6fps continuous shooting speed. It has a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second for better action photography. It can shoot RAW or JPG files and takes SD, SDHC, SDXC, and UHS-1 enabled memory cards. The camera also has options of either the 18-55mm or 20-50mm lens.


The NX300 comes in a variety of colours including brown leatherette. The camera measures 122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm (WxHxD) and weighs just 284g without its battery. The top of the camera features a sleek chrome finish and it offers a nice size hand grip for its overall dimensions.

The NX300 offers users a nice logical and uncomplicated user interface that is similar to other in its range. All buttons and controls are simple to reach and easy to navigate.


One of the features we liked the most was the onboard Edit Image option as it offers a number of different ways to alter the look of an already-captured photo, including cropping, resizing, rotating, changing the photo style, face retouch, red-eye fix and applying smart filters. Another was the 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen

Lastly, the best part of this little beauty is that it comes standard with a 18-55mm lens, SEF8A flash, BP1130 battery, Micro USB cable, USB charger, and strap.

If you missed any of our #MissionSamsung Challenges, then here they all are:

#MissionSamsung – Challenge1.1 – Moment of Bliss

#MissionSamsung – Challenge1.2 – Speed Shot

#MissionSamsung – Challenge1.3 – Extreme Close-Up

#MissionSamsung – Challenge1.4 – Wide Angle

#MissionSamsung – Challenge1.5 – Light Trace

#MissionSamsung – Challenge2.1 – Something Blue

#MissionSamsung – Challenge2.2 – Colour Vignette

#MissionSamsung – Challenge2.3 – Miniature Mode

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