Like its predecessor the NX200 / NX210, the Samsung NX300 mirrorless camera gets an APS-C CMOS sensor of 20.3 megapixels. Samsung announced it as a new sensor. The technical data provided by Samsung about it are patchy to say the least, but it is likely to adopt a hybrid autofocus borrowing some photo diodes to the sensor to achieve focusing like what we saw on the Canon EOS 650D. That alone must have allowed Samsung to qualify the NX300 sensor as a “new sensor”. This sensor sensibility varies between ISO 100 and 25,600 and can record Full HD videos, but, and that is new : in 2D as well as in 3D, thanks to the use of the new 2D / 3D versatile 45mm f1.8 lens . Powered by a new processor DRIMe IV the Samsung NX300 reaches the 8.6 fps in burst mode. This shooting speed allows Samsung to offer some derived functions such as multi-image iDepth largely inspired by Sony’s bokeh mode that I appreciated when testing the Sony HX20V for its review.
Positioned as a high-end mirrorless camera, the Samsung NX300 offers an AMOLED screen. This screen is larger than usual, 3.3″ wide, and tiltable. This touch-screen will come in handy to control the camera and benefit from the wirelss sharing options offered by the NX300’s Wi-Fi built-in that can be activated by the touch of the “Direct Link” Button.
Samsung NX300: price and availability
I am still waiting for Samsung’s confirmation of the price of the NX300 and its new 2D/3D 45mm F1.8 lens but I have an availability date : March 2013.
Samsung NX300: autoamtically translated press release
Paris, January 3, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a major player in the world of digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the NX300, the new benchmark in NX. Samsung also presents its new 45mm F1.8 lens 2D/3D NX, the first single-lens 3D system capable of capturing photos and Full HD 3D quality.
Mr. Myoung Sup Han for Vice President of the Digital Imaging Division of Samsung Electronics, “Since its launch in 2012, the Samsung NX has become synonymous with innovation and design, offering the best technology without compromising the style. NX300 is the continuation of this legacy. It not only offers incredible speed and accuracy, but also shooting and sharing facilities with new features SMART Camera. We are also proud to present the first system 3D single lens along with the NX300. paves the way to a new world of 3D photography and video to consumers. ”
A perfect shot
The NX300 has a new APS-C CMOS sensor 20.3 megapixel capable of capturing every detail. Its broad sensitivity range (ISO 100 to 25600) can take beautiful images in all lighting conditions more difficult. The new hybrid AF system allows detection and focus quickly and accurately, while the shutter speed up to 1/6000 second and the burst mode of 8.6 frames per second to provide Never miss a single moment.
The Drime IV image processor developed by Samsung offers a quality image and &S217; speed improved significantly. It allows for better color reproduction, greater noise reduction, and supports 1080p HD video capture in 2D or 3D (when combined with the new 45mm lens 2D/3D).
Thanks to the AMOLED 8.4 cm (3.31”) of the NX300, capturing and viewing images is a real pleasure. Its touch screen coupled with 5 cursor keys offers a simple and intuitive experience. The tilting screen allows new angles of shooting.
Simple to use
Need of extensive technical knowledge or settings long and tedious settings. Mode Intelligent device can choose 14 different settings, such as “Creative Photo”, “landscape”, “light” or “Action”, which automatically adjust certain parameters such as aperture or shutter speed to to obtain the best possible image in all circumstances. The NX300 also includes i-Depth, a new feature of the i-Function system, a simple and easy way to adjust the image depth. Indeed, the user changes the camera settings on the lens itself, keeping an eye on the subject to be photographed.
An instant sharing
The Wi-Fi connectivity of SMART CAMERA NX300 lets you share photos instantly between your smartphone and its camera (or the tablet). To connect the smartphone to the device, simply download the application Samsung SMART CAMERA, available on download platforms Android and iOS. The NX300 is then able to detect and connect to the smartphone as soon as one of the functions CAMERA SMART is enabled. Among the functions available AutoShare automatically saves photos to the smartphone, Mobile Link allows you to select and transfer pictures or albums to the smartphone user when he wants. The application also includes a SMART CAMERA Shutter function remote NX300.
The Wi-Fi connectivity of NX300 can share images with family and friends on social networking sites directly from the camera through the DIRECT LINK button. Images can also be saved and stored automatically in the cloud with AllShare Play, which guarantees a backup and permanent access to the user.
Samsung 45mm objective 2D/3D
The purpose 2D/3D Samsung 45mm (sold separately), the first single-lens 3D system for a consumer camera opens up a new world of possibilities. With its 2D/3D 45mm objective, the NX300 is the only compact camera that supports 3D images as for videos. The NX300 is also compatible with the full range of lenses and accessories Samsung NX.