This review is devoted to NX3000 that Samsung has first introduced to the public in May 26, 2014. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 20.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
This is an upgraded model that Samsung released to replace their older product
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Samsung NX3000 vs. NX2000
In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #66 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 49/100 and it takes a rank of #122 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung NX3000 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
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In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung NX3000. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.
Samsung NX3000 has the following external dimensions 117 x 117 x 39 mm (46.06 x 25.98 x 15.35″) with the weight of 230 g.
The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung NX3000, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung NX3000 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 39mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung NX3000 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung NX3000 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung NX3000 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Samsung NX3000 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Samsung NX3000 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Samsung NX3000 boasts of a resolution of 20.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Samsung NX3000 has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Samsung NX3000 features a 20.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Samsung NX3000 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Samsung NX3000 with other standard sensor sizes.
Samsung NX3000 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 461k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Samsung NX3000 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, NX3000 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
In addition, NX3000 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung NX3000, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung NX3000 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.
Samsung NX3000 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Samsung NX3000 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Samsung NX3000 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, NX3000 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect NX3000 with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Samsung NX3000 provides a shooting life of 370, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.
Compared to all models in the Entry-Level Mirrorless category, Samsung NX3000 offers the highest battery life that reaches 370 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung NX3000’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung NX3000’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the NX3000 to the average MirrorLess camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung NX3000 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 70. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung NX3000 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung NX3000 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 49. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung NX3000 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung NX3000 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 39. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung NX3000 can be called a 39 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung NX3000 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 50. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung NX3000 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung NX3000 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung NX3000 can be called a 84 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||May 26, 2014|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Samsung NX|
|Number of Lenses||32|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Resolution||461k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||368.95 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Max Native ISO||25,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||35|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||1|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||117 x 66 x 39 mm|
|Battery Life||370 shots|
|Battery Type||370 shots|