NEW YORK – Samsung Electronics recently introduced a new retro-design NX-series compact system camera with a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and 180-degree flip-up LCD monitor.
Samsung said model NX3000 will target photo enthusiasts looking for stylish equipment with cutting-edge feature capability and ease-to-use selfie taking.
The NX3000 ships with a 16-50mm f/3.5- 5.6 OIS power zoom lens, SEF-8 flash and a full license of Adobe Lightroom v5 for a $529 suggested retail.
A kit including a 20-50mm lens, SEF-8 Flash and Lightroom 5 will carry a $479 suggested retail.
The camera will be offered in a choice of black, white or brown body colors.
Users will be able to control the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens using the camera’s zoom function on their mobile device via the Remote Viewfinder Pro feature.
The camera includes a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 1/4,000-second shutter speed and 5 fps continuous shooting to capture fast action.
“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,” stated Ron Gazzola, Samsung digital imaging marketing senior VP. “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.”
The NX3000 is also optimized to enable selfies, Samsung said, by including a 3-inch flip-up display screen with Samsung’s Wink Shot functionality.
To capture a selfie, the photographer/subject can open the screen, frame the face in the display and wink to trigger the device to capture the shot.
The Samsung Smart camera also includes advanced Wi-Fi and NFC integration to easily share images. An exclusive Tag & Go feature allows the NX3000 to pair with NFC-enabled smartphones or tablets by touching the two together. Once paired, the devices can transfer multiple images from the camera to paired mobile devices and control the NX3000 via a smartphone with Remote View Finder Pro.