Samsung NX3000 Review

August 14, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |
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Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Type

    CMOS
  • Sensor Size

    23.5mm x 15.7mm
  • Effective Pixel

    20.3MP
  • Total Pixel

    21.6MP
  • Colour Filter

    RGB Primary

Lens Mount

  • Mount

    Samsung NX Mount
  • Usable Lens

    Samsung NX Lens (3D Lens not supported)

Image Stabilisation

  • Type

    Lens Shift (depends on Lens)
  • Mode

    OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / off

Distortion Correct

  • Distortion Correct

    LDC On / Off (depends on Lens)

i-Function

  • i-Function

    Yes (Aperture / Shutter speed / EV / ISO / WB)

Display

  • Type

    TFT-LCD
  • Size

    75.2mm (3.0")
  • Resolution

    HVGA (320 x 480) 460.8k dots
  • Field of View

    Approx. 100%
  • Guide Display

    Yes

ViewFinder

  • Type

    N/A
  • Resolution

    N/A
  • Filed of View

    N/A
  • Magnification

    N/A
  • Eyepoint

    N/A
  • Diopter Adjustment

    N/A

Focusing

  • Type

    Contrast
  • Focusing point

    Selection: 1point ( Free selection )Multi: Normal 21points, Closeup 35pointsFace Detection: Max. 10 facesObject Tracking AF
  • Mode

    Single AF, Continuous AF, MF
  • AF-Assist Lamp

    Yes

Shutter

  • Speed

    Auto:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. Manual:1/4000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step)Bulb ( Limit time : 4min. )

Exposure

  • Metering System

    TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment, Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot, Metering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 100 · 30mm, F2)
  • Compensation

    ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
  • AE Lock

    CUSTOM Key applicable
  • ISO Equivalent

    Auto, 100~25600 (1 or 1/3EV step)

Drive Mode

  • Mode

    Single, Continuous, Burst (5M), Self-timer, Bracket (AE/WB/PW/Depth)
  • Continuous

    JPEG: 5 fps onlyBurst: 30fps / 15fps / 10fps (5M) selectable RAW: 5 fps
  • Bracket

    Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth Bracket(P / A Mode Only)
  • Self-Timer

    2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)

Flash

  • Type

    External Flash only (Optional)
  • External Flash

    Samsung External Flash available
  • Synchro (Flash attachment)

    Hot Shoe

White Balance

  • Micro Adjustment

    each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis
  • Mode

    Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range Expansion

    OFF,Smart Range+,HDR

Effect

  • Picture Wizard

    Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
  • Smart Filter

    Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye

Still

  • Mode

    Smart Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Panorama, Smart, Wi-Fi
  • Smart

    Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids, Food, Party / Indoor
  • Image Size

    JPEG (3:2):20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode only JPEG (16:9):16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080) JPEG (1:1):13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024) RAW: 20M (5472 x 3648)
  • Quality

    Super fine / Fine / Normal / RAW RAW + S.Fine / RAW + Fine / RAW + Normal
  • Colour Space

    sRGB,Adobe RGB

Video

  • Format

    MP4 (H.264)
  • Compression

    Movie: H.264 , Sound: AAC
  • Mode

    Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Image Size

    1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 , 640 x 480, 320 x 240 for Sharing (Default: 1920 x 1080)
  • Frame Rate

    30fps (NTSC), 25fps (PAL)
  • Multi-Motion Recording

    x0.25 (640, 320 only), x1, x5, x10, x20
  • Quality

    High Quality,Normal
  • Sound

    Stereo

Image Play

  • Type

    Single image, Thumbnails (15 / 28 images), Slide show, Movie

Edit

  • Still

    Smart Filter (Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Sketch, Fish Eye, Classic, Retro, Oil Paint, Cartoon, Ink Painting, Cross Filter, Zooming Shot), Red-eye fix, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Auto adjustment, Saturation, RGB adjustment, Color Temperature, Exposure
  • Movie

    Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

Memory

  • External Media

    Micro SD,Micro SDHC,Micro SDXC,UHS-1 MicroSD
  • Capacity (2GB)

    20.0M : RAW 57(Raw Only Case)

Languages

  • Languages

    32 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified / Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Vietnamese, Romanian)

Network and Wireless Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi

    IEEE 802.11b/g/n support (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 +
  • NFC

    Yes

Interface

  • Digital Output Connector

    USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
  • Video Out

    NTSC PAL (user selectable)HDMI (1.4a)
  • USB

    Yes

Battery

  • Capacity

    Rechargeable battery: B740AE / B740AC / B740AU / B740AK (3.8V / 2330mAh) * The battery specifications or model may differ depending on your region.
  • Charging

    DC 5.0V, 0.55A via Micro USB port
  • Still Image Capturing Time

    185 min / 370 shots (CIPA standard)

Physical specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)

    117.4 x 65.9 x 39 (26.8)mm
  • Weight

    230g (without battery)

Operating Environment

  • Operating Temperature

    0 ~ 40°C
  • Operating Humidity

    5 ~ 85%

Software

  • Application

    Adobe Light Room 5 / iLauncher / Samsung DNG Converter

System Requirement

  • Windows

    Intel Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz higher, AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz higher, Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended), Windows 7 / 8, 250MB of available hard-disk space (1GB and above recommend), USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM drive, nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher, 1024 × 768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit color display recommended), Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
  • Macintosh

    Mac OS 10.5 or higher (except PowerPC), Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended), Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space, USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM drive