Samsung unveils new NX300 and NX2000 smart cameras
Samsung has announced two new compact system cameras – the NX300 and the NX2000 – for excellent pictures which can be shared on the spot using wi-fi.
The new devices join the existing NX20 in the Smart Camera 2.0 range to provide not only a camera that takes high quality images but also a way they can easily be shared.
When the Smart Camera app is installed on the user’s iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet they can form a direct wi-fi connection to the NX300 and the NX200 to easily edit, share and back up their pictures.
The NX300 and NX2000 both have 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensors and are compatible with 12 different interchangeable lenses in the NX family.
It is also compatible with Samsung’s new NX 45 F1.8 one lens system which is capable of capturing still images and 3D high definition movies.
The cameras also incorporate the DRIMe IV Engine which helps to reduce noise, improve speed and provide accurate colour reproduction.
The NX300 has a 3.31-inch AMOLED tilt touch display to make it easier to shoot at various angles.
The NX2000 includes a 3.7-inch full touch screen display for easy navigation of the many onboard features.
Also included aboard the NX2000 is NFC (near field communications) to allow a one-touch link with NFC compatible devices like Android smartphones to launch the Smart Camera app and automatically pair the devices with a direct wi-fi connection.
The NX300 will be in store from this week and is priced at $899 and includes an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS III lens and a copy of Adobe Lightroom 4 editing software.
The NX2000 will be available from mid June.
Stay tuned for complete reviews of the NX300 and the NX2000 in the coming weeks on Tech Guide.