The NX3000 is Samsung's latest addition to its NX mirrorless camera line. Along with the 3" flip-up display for self-portraits, it has a 20MP APS-C CMOS sensor and can shoot at 5fps. The NX3000 also comes with Wi-Fi and NFC 'Tag & Go' connectivity options. The NX3000 will ship with Samsung’s new compact 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom ED OIS lens.

The camera will be available in black, white or brown and sell for $529 with the 16-50mm OIS power zoom lens and SEF-8 flash. A second kit with 20-50mm lens and SEF-8 flash will sell for $479. International pricing has not been announced. 

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Press Release:

Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera Blends Retro Design, Excellent Performance and Innovative Connectivity  

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – May 8, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the NX3000, the latest edition to Samsung’s award-winning NX series of compact system cameras. With state-of-the-art technical specifications housed in a retro design, the premium NX3000 is the perfect option for photography enthusiasts who want a stylish device that delivers crisp, high quality images, while easily capturing life moments in stunning detail.

The NX3000 boasts a powerful 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, fast 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting, to capture beautiful photos in crisp clarity, at any time and from any location. 

“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 for 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.”

With a focus on selfies, the Samsung NX3000 features a convenient 3.0-inch Flip-up Display with Wink Shot. By simply opening the screen, framing a face in the display and winking, users can turn on the device and capture the perfect selfie in one hassle-free motion. 

Tag & Go, Simply Tap to Share Memories

As with all of Samsung’s 2014 SMART cameras, the NX3000 features advanced Wi-Fi and NFC integration that makes 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, simply 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 up to four devices with Group Share, eliminating the time-consuming and repetitive process of sending pictures to multiple friends
  • Control the NX3000 via a smartphone with Remote View Finder Pro

Availability

The NX3000 will be available in black, white or brown and will include Samsung’s new compact 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens.  This powerful yet compact and lightweight lens allows for easy and convenient zoom-shooting, delivering stunning detail in every shot. Additionally, with the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, users can control the camera’s zoom function on their mobile device via Remote Viewfinder Pro, allowing for even more creativity. 

Samsung NX3000 specifications

Price
MSRP$479 (w/20-50mm lens and flash), $529 (w/16-50 PZ lens and flash)
Body type
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-25600
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG
  • Raw (SRW)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points35
Lens mountSamsung NX
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots460,800
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Beauty Face
  • Best Face
  • Continuous Shot
  • Kids Shot
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Food
  • Parties & Indoors
  • Action Freeze
  • Rich Tones
  • Waterfall
  • Silhouette
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Fireworks
Built-in flashNo (External flash included)
External flashYes (via hotshoe)
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2-30 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesmicroSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionB740 lithium-i0n battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)370
Dimensions117 x 66 x 39 mm (4.61 x 2.6 x 1.54)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone

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