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Samsung Announces New Retro Styled NX3000

By Anthony Thurston on May 8th 2014

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.


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.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Martin

    Well, I’m no fan of Samsung cameras- I’ve been selling them for long enough to know that durability and reliability are not historically on the company’s priority list, and it will take a lot for me to shake that preconception. However, the 16-50 f2.0-2.8, 60mm macro and 85mm f1.4 certainly fill most of the requirements I would want in pro lenses (and a 50-140 f2-2.8 would round it off). Sure they’re not weather sealed, but the Fuji weather sealed lenses are yet to arrive and I don’t think Sony make any either?

    I admit, in searching for a mirrorless solution that doesn’t disappoint me in some way, I did try the NX30. It seemed very capable, I just can’t bring myself to buy a Samsung.

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