The latest addition to Samsung’s NX series of compact system camera’s has been announced. Called the NX3000, the new camera offers Samsung’s usually incremental improvements over the previous design. It retains the traditional retro design that has become common on Samsung cameras, although this one is bundled with a new compact lens from the Korean manufacturer.
No changes have apparently been made to the 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which means this camera is extremely similar to it’s predecessor in terms of specifications. The display is now a 3-inch HVGA screen with a resolution of 320 x 380. What is new appears to be something called a Wink Shot, which is apparently the ability to trigger the camera to take selfies by winking.
It retains Samsung’s array of wireless connectivity features that are found on Smart cameras, which includes the Photo Beam, Remote Viewfinder Pro, and Mobile link.
The actual new piece of new equipment is the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens from Samsung. Previously generations of the NX series featured a 20-50mm lens, and it is a slight change from the usual. Aside from the altered focal length, this lens retains the same aperture and optical image stabilisation. Of course, the zoom on the lens can be controlled from a mobile device using the Remote Viewfinder Pro app.
The Samsung NX3000 is available in white, black and brown at all Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung authorised dealers, at a recommended retail price of RM1,699.