Samsung NX2000 previewed: Affordable mirrorless is now even better connected


posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:00 AM EST

2013 is looking to be the year of the connected camera, and Samsung assuredly got the memo. Almost all of the company's recent NX-series mirrorless cameras already boast Wi-Fi wireless networking connectivity, and the Samsung NX2000 kicks it up a notch by also adding Near-Field Communications support.

While it sports much the same image sensor as the NX1100, coupled with the image processor from the NX300, the Samsung NX2000 also has a brand-new body that does away with the Mode dial and adds a significantly larger 3.7-inch LCD panel, complete with capacitive touchscreen overlay to serve as a user interface element. (Including an on-screen Mode dial similar to that in the Galaxy Camera.)

Samsung's NX2000 will be available in three colors: black, white, or pink.

Available by the end of May 2013, the Samsung NX2000 is priced at US$650 or thereabouts, with a 20-50mm kit lens. The product bundle, like that of the NX1100, includes Adobe's excellent Photoshop Lightroom 4 application plus Samsung's own iLauncher app. The Samsung NX1100 will remain in the lineup beneath the NX2000, priced at about US$600.

You can find much more information on this affordably-priced -- yet well-equipped -- camera in our Samsung NX2000 preview.

The Samsung NX2000's rear panel is dominated by a roomy new 3.7-inch touch-screen display.