Samsung has announced a new CSC, the NX3000, which replaces the NX2000 at the entry-level end of the company’s product line-up.

Equipped with a   20.3 megapixel, APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, contrast-based AF system and the same image processor as used in the NX Mini, the new camera supports a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25,600  and will ship with a 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens. The camera provides controls for aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO and white balance via the i-Function button on most NX-mount lenses. In-camera corrections are available for certain lenses.  

Images are composed with a 3.0-inch, 460,800-dot, flip-up IPS LCD monitor, which can be tilted up through 180 degrees for self-portraiture. No viewfinder is provided in the camera.  Movies are recorded in MP4 format using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and AAC audio. Two quality choices are available. Images and movies are stored on MicroSD cards, with most types supported.

The NX3000 comes with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC facilities to allow easy set-up with compatible devices. The camera also provides a HDMI port for HD video output plus a USB 2.0 High Speed port for data.  A USB battery charger is included with the camera.

Details of the new camera hadn’t been posted on Samsung’s Australian website when the news was released online so we can’t provide illustrations or local release dates and pricing.   Readers should check the local website for updates: