New Samsung makes light of weighty problem

By: Charles Wright. May 7th 2014. (

It’s been more than a decade since we last invested in a camera – a Canon EOS 10D DSLR (digital single lens reflex). Until we spent a couple of days in Hobart among a group of journalists evaluating Samsung’s new NX30 last month, we had no idea what we’d been missing out on.

Fitted with its 18-75mm L Series lens – a beautiful piece of glass – the Canon 10D weighs just over 2.2kg. Carry that around your neck every day for a couple of weeks, as we did during one trip to Paris, and you begin to wonder whether you really do want to keep a photographic record of your travels.

As it happens, that’s precisely what happened to us. After Paris, we rarely took the 10D out of its bag.

The NX30 has introduced us to a much more bearable lightness of being and, happily, that has rekindled our interest in photography.

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