updated 12:13 pm EDT, Thu May 8, 2014
Mirrorless NX3000 has 20.3MP sensor, Wink Shot mode
Samsung has added another mirrorless camera to its NX range of shooters. The NX3000 is a retro-styled camera similar to the NX300, offering a 20.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, though unlike the NX300 and the newer NX2000, it opts for a smaller side grip, and switches out the larger rear LCD displays for a smaller 3-inch 320x480 version with 180-degree tilting and more room for rear buttons.
With an ISO range of 100 to 25,600, the NX3000 has a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000s, a 5fps continuous shooting mode, and 1080p video at 30fps. The Wink Shot mode from the NX mini also makes an appearance, as well as Wi-Fi and NFC pairing to a smartphone or tablet, with a group mode allowing images to be shared with up to four devices simultaneously, while storage has been modernized to use microSD cards.
Samsung is shipping the NX3000 in the United States on June 1st, for $479 with a 20-50mm lens and SEF-8 Flash. An alternate bundle will also be available, offering the camera and a 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens for $529.