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Samsung Announces NX3000 Mirrorless Camera Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

8 May 2014

Samsung has announced its $480 NX3000 mirrorless camera sporting a 16-50mm kit lens, a special Wink mode for self portraits using the articulated 3.0-inch LCD and WiFi/NFC smartphone connectivity to share images immediately and control the camera.

With a 20.3-megapixel APS CMOS sensor sensitive from ISO 100 to 25,600 and five fps burst speed, the camera can save JPEG and DNG Raw captures and movies at 1920x1080 and 30p in H.264 format. There's even a hot shoe on the top panel.


The handsome NX3000 body has two helpful features for self portraits.

The first is the articulated LCD which can be positioned above the camera and facing forward so you can see what the lens sees.

The second is Wink mode which fires the shutter when the camera detects a wink.


Samsung's Tag & Go connectivity can pair the camera with NFC-enabled smartphones or tablets simply by touching the two together. Once paired, you can:

  • Select and transfer multiple images to the paired devices through Mobile Link
  • Send images to as many as four devices with Group Share
  • Control the NX3000 via a smartphone with the Remote Viewfinder Pro app


The Samsung NX3000 with the 16-50mm kit lens is available for pre-order at $479.99 from B&H in black, brown or white.

The company has not targeted a shipping date yet. More details are in the news release below.

Samsung NX3000 Blends Retro Design, Excellent Performance and Innovative Connectivity

Newest Compact System Camera Raises the Bar for the Stylish On-the-Go Photographer

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- 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 WiFi and NFC integration that makes it easy to share images. Exclusive to Samsung, Tag & Goconnectivity 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 Viewfinder Pro.


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.

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