Summary: The Samsung NX3000 is a compact sytem camera with a big APS-C sensor that in many ways is ideal for improving photographers looking for an interchangeable lens camera that will grow with them. It has an excellent 16-50mm powered zoom and the NX mount offers a fair choice of lenses.
Pros: Forward facing screen turns power on., Great quality from APSC sensor., Wifi with smartphone remote control., Good quality kit power zoom., Fast and accurate AF., Good remote shooting features.
Cons: Lacks a touch screen., Unreliable wink and smile shot modes., Poor Wifi implementation., Limited range of effects filters.
Summary: The NX3000 also includes SMART mode, a variety of presets designed for different shooting conditions, as well as integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. With both of these wireless connection options, you can set the NX3000 to automatically backup or share images, use a connected smartphone as a...
Pros: High photo and video quality, Very impressive low-light performance, High-speed burst works well, Group Share via Wi-Fi (4 smartphones), Flip-up LCD for "selfies", Attractive filter effects, Impressive battery life, Compact, light body (0.5 pound), Attractive vintage body style
Cons: Auto focus can be slow, Auto focus is sometimes inaccurate, Full resolution burst mode is sluggish, Menus can be cumbersome, Small, optional flash is weak, 3x zoom of kit lens is modest
Conclusion: With its target audience in mind, the NX3000 is an above-average entry-level, Wi-Fi-enabled mirrorless camera – but nothing more. For people moving up to an interchangeable lens camera, it hits some of the right notes.
Pros: 20.3MP APS-C sensor, 180-degree-tilting LCD, Good response, quick focusing
Conclusion: We wish the NX3000 was quicker to switch on and more responsive after capturing a burst of frames. Otherwise, there's barely anything to criticise. Its image quality, controls, features and design are all exceptional for the price, and that's before you factor in the bundled copy of Lightroom.
Summary: While the new Samsung NX3000 loses some of the more impressive features of the NX2000 model that it replaces, most notably the massive touchscreen display and faster burst shooting mode, it offers more than enough beginner-friendly features at a very competitive price to once again earn our Highly...