Samsung NX3000 Review

 
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Model Name: Samsung NX3000 
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Predecessor:  
Successor: Samsung NX3300
NX3000 vs NX3300
General
Model Number: NX3000
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $529.00
Street Price: $392.28
Date Available: 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 13.6 oz (385 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 66 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, .SRW 12-bit RAW , RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
320x240 (30p/25p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (120p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 43.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 1point (Free selection), Multi: Normal 21 points, Closeup 35 points; Face Detection: Max.10 faces; Object Tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual); Micro Adjustment each 7 steps in Amber/Blue and Green/Magenta axes
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Panorama, Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids, Food, Party/Indoor; Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye; Picture Wizard: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3); Smart Range+; HDR
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number: 8.0 m / 26.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW , RAW+JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: Yes
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.69
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.31
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 5
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.34
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.30
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.107
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.43
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.098
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.302s
Startup Time: 2.0
Play -> Record Time: 0.9
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.5
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP740
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP740 lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 370
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom v5, Samsung DNG Converter
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Flip-up LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC (Smart Camera 3.0): AutoShare, Remote Viewfinder Pro (Full manual Control), Mobile Link (Group Share up to 4 people), Photo Beam (Play back), Auto Backup, Samsung Link(TV Link, Home Monitor. Bundled with SEF8A external flash, Adobe Lightroom 5. Available in black, brown or white.



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