Best of the Best Holiday 2014: Party – Samsung NX3000

Best of the Best Holiday 2014: Party – Samsung NX3000


Worthy of pros but made for hobbyists, its 20.3 megapixels produce incredible detail and amazing color—even in low light. And you can have fun taking selfies that surpass those of a phone; flip up the 3.0-inch display and then give the camera a wink. Two seconds later, you’ll have the perfect selfie. Of course, interchangeable lenses add versatility.

The NX3000 features a solid compact body wrapped in a natural leather-like material. It’s a timeless classic that will make a statement at any party you attend.

Once you’ve captured the best moments of the party, its Tag&Go function lets you share those photos effortlessly via Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication). Using its Photo Beam feature, you can transfer photos instantly, and you can send whole albums with MobileLink. In addition, the NX3000 will automatically save to your mobile device as you shoot with AutoShare. And, with its NFC-enabled Remote Viewfinder Pro function, you can remotely adjust the camera’s settings wirelessly from any smartphone. But the images you capture will surpass those taken by any phone in terms of image quality.

Notable features include a big, 3.0-inch LCD screen; a speedy, 1/4,000-sec shutter speed that gives you the ability to capture the decisive party moment; Full HD 1,080p video recording at 30 frames per sec with lifelike color and extraordinary details; the ability to record MPEG-4 video so you capture more of the action; and fast, continuous burst shooting at 5 fps. Plus, the NX3000 shoots at up to ISO 25,600, making it very sensitive to light and giving you natural shots in dim indoor lighting or even outside at night.

Another convenient feature is i-Function Control, which enables you to quickly adjust white balance, aperture, shutter speed, EV and ISO settings from a single button and ring on the lens.

Want the camera to do more of the work, so you can just snap that definitive party shot? A quick tap of Smart mode and you’re set with various scene and shooting modes that the camera will automatically use to shoot the best image.

The Samsung NX3000 compact system camera retails for $479.99, including a 20–50mm power zoom lens and an external flash.