Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung Electronics America announced the NX3000, the latest edition to its NX series of compact system cameras. With advanced technical specifications housed in a retro design, the premium NX3000 is marketed as an option for photo enthusiasts who want a compact, stylish device that delivers high-resolution images.
The camera boasts a 20.3 megapixel APS-C-format CMOS sensor, a 1/4,000-sec shutter speed and 5-frames-per-sec continuous shooting. And with a focus on selfies, it provides a convenient 3.0-inch flip-up LCD and wink shot mode. By opening the screen, framing a face in the display and winking, users can turn on the device and capture a selfie in one motion.
“Consumers have come to embrace mirrorless cameras as a versatile alternative to using their DSLRs, point and shoots and mobile devices for capturing images, and the NX3000 provides another approachable option for aspiring photographers looking to improve their images,” said Ron Gazzola, senior vice president, Marketing, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “With a similar photo-taking experience to that on a mobile device, coupled with the expandable NX system’s lenses and accessories, the NX3000 creates a welcoming opportunity for users to take charge and get creative with photography.”
As with all of Samsung’s 2014 Smart cameras, the NX3000 features advanced Wi-Fi and NFC integration to make it easy to share images. Exclusive to Samsung, Tag & Go connectivity allows the NX3000 to pair with NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones or tablets, by touching the two together. Once paired, users can select and transfer multiple images to the paired mobile devices through Mobile Link; send images to four devices with Group Share; and control the NX3000 via a smartphone with Remote View Finder Pro.
Other features include: ISO 100–25,600; RAW shooting; a range of creative modes; various video recording capabilities, including Full HD video, in MPEG4 and AVC/H.264 formats; and support for microSD memory cards.
Samsung’s NX3000, which comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, will be available in black, white or brown and will include the new compact 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 ED OIS power zoom lens. When using the 16–50mm lens, shooters can control the camera’s zoom function on their mobile device via Remote Viewfinder Pro. $479.99. samsung.com