With a 20.3-million-pixel APS-C-sized sensor inside a light DSLR-styled body, is the Samsung NX30 the camera to provide competition to the likes of Olympus, Panasonic and Sony? Callum McInerney-Riley find out

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Samsung NX30 review – Metering

A 221-segments (17×13-block segment) TTL metering system is featured on the Samsung NX30, with the option of centreweighted, spot and multi-metering selectable from the function menu. A ±3EV exposure-compensation adjustment can also be found in the function menu should users need it adjust the metering of a scene. However, I found that centre, spot and multi provided consistently good exposures in a variety of lighting conditions. Even when I was shooting long exposures at night, the metering performed well, striking a good balance between the highlight and shadow details. For day-to-day shooting, I preferred to use the spot metering. This can be linked with a focus point and positioned by touching an area on the 3in LCD display.

  1. 1. Samsung NX30 at a glance:
  2. 2. Samsung NX30 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Samsung NX30 review - Metering
  4. 4. Samsung NX30 review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Samsung NX30 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Samsung NX30 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Samsung NX30 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Samsung NX30 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Samsung NX30 review - Our verdict
  10. 10. Hands-on review
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