Samsung is not a name that most of you likely associate with your photography gear, but that isn’t stopping the Korean company from hitting the consumer market hard. Their latest entry to the consumer market was just announced today in the form of the new NX3000.

The NX3000 comes with a Samsung designed 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, and is capable of up to 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting. Overall, it doesn’t look like a bad consumer camera. The body comes in black, white and brown; and will earn brownie points from many for its quasi retro styling.

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The Samsung NX3000

  • 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Full-Resolution 5 fps Shooting
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Wink Shot and SMART Shooting Modes
  • Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED II Lens
  • Includes SEF8A Flash and Lightroom 5

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My biggest complaint with Samsung has been the lack of quality pro level lenses. They are basically non-existent in the Samsung system and that, for me, makes these cameras really hard to pay much attention to.

That said, for someone who isn’t looking for pro level glass, a camera like this NX3000 from Samsung could be a great option. If you are interested in the NX3000 you can pre-order it now from B&H for $479.

What are your thoughts on this new consumer level camera from Samsung? Share your thoughts below.