Cameras + Lenses

Samsung Unveils 20MP NX3000 Mirrorless "Smart" Camera With Wireless Connectivity

May 8, 2014

By RF Staff

If you like shooting quality images and sharing them wirelessly on the go, Samsung's connected "Smart" cameras are a solid option. The company just announced the new NX3000 Smart camera, a mirrorless, interchangeable lens model which uses a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.

Samsung-NX3000_019_Dynamic6_WhiteThe Samsung NX3000 has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for sharing images wirelessly. Samsung's "Tag & Go" connectivity lets you pair the NX3000 with an NFC-enabled device, such as a smart phone or tablet, just by touching the two together.

Once connected, you can transfer multiple images between the devices; send images to up to four other devices; or control the NX3000 wirelessly using your smartphone. (Note to Apple users: your iOS mobile devices do not have NFC capability.)

The Samsung NX3000 has a 3-inch flip-up display with a unique feature called "Wink Shot." When you open the screen, frame a face in the display and the subject winks, the camera will automatically capture the the shot, which makes it great for "selfies."

The NX3000 also has a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 of second, and can shoot at up to five frames per second. The camera comes in black, white or brown and ships as a kit with Samsung's new compact 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens, or with a 20-50mm lens and the SEF-8 Flash. Here's the pricing break down:

•  $529 for NX3000 with 16-50mm OIS Power Zoom + SEF-8 Flash
•  $479 for NX3000 with 20-50mm + SEF-8 Flash

The Samsung NX3000 replaces the NX2000, which came out a year ago.