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Samsung SMART NX300 Compact System Camera with 45mm 3D Lens - Black (20.3 MP, CMOS Sensor) 3.3 inch Amoled
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- Capture your memories in incredible detail with the 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Hybrid AF (Phase Det. + Contrast)
- Share and store your memories instantly with built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi
- See every detail clearly with the bright 3.3" AMOLED Tilt & Touch display, perfectly visible even in direct sunlight
- Never miss a moment with ultra fast 90ms autofocus and 9fps continuous shooting
- Premium and retro modern compact metal design
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SHOOT FAST. SHARE FASTER. The NX300 combines SPEED, PERFORMANCE and CONNECTIVITY for perfect shooting in every moment.
Sometimes a split second makes all the difference. The new Samsung NX300 lets you quickly and perfectly capture every magical moment. With the advanced hybrid autofocus system, you can shoot sharp and detailed images more spontaneously than ever. You can also take continuous shots at a rate of 8.6 frames per second, so amazing action photos are now even easier. Enjoy it all with stunning high-quality and vividly realistic colour thanks to the 20.3-megapixel sensor, and even share memories quickly and easily with wireless connectivity.
Taking the sensor to the next level Advanced 20.3M APS-C CMOS Sensor
Worthy of professional photographers, but made for the enthusiast, the 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor—now with Phase detection AF—delivers high-quality images and lifelike colours with the highest resolution in its class. It's also ideal for out-focusing photography, thanks to a sensor that's the largest used in a mirrorless camera. The sensor, which measures 23.5mm x 15.7mm, collects the most light so you can create beautiful images without noise, even in low-lit situations.
Capture with greater clarity and speed.
Advanced Hybrid AF System
The hybrid AF (autofocus) system combines Phase detection AF and contrast AF for faster and more accurate autofocusing. Phase detection AF nearly instantaneously determines the distance of your subject, while contrast AF fine-tunes the focus for maximum contrast. Enabled by an incredibly short shutter lag, the hybrid AF System allows you to shoot accurate, sharply detailed images faster.
Capture the moments within a moment
8.6fps Continuous Shooting
When you're shooting fast-moving action such as a tennis player stretching for a shot at the net, effortlessly capture the entire sequence with a series of brilliantly clear stills. The NX300 lets you shoot continuously at an ultra-fast rate of 8.6 frames per second to ensure you get the shot you want. The advanced autofocus system brings crystal clarity to fast-moving subjects, and a short shutter release lag helps you capture the fleeting moment before the subject moves out of frame.
The speed you need for great photography
1/6000s Super Speed Shutter
You have a split second to take the shot your family will be talking about for generations. Take it with the NX300, which boasts a shutter speed of 1/6000s, the fastest in its class. With that kind of shutter speed—and the fast autofocus system—you can capture a skater whipping by or a snowboarder in midair, without a hint of motion blur.
Always ready to share your memories
Smart Camera 2.0 (Dual Band Wi-Fi)
Connect to your world—and to your smart devices. A dedicated Direct Link hot key lets you quickly and wirelessly send images to a mobile phone, tablet, PC or Smart HDTV—directly from your camera. It's perfect for sharing moments with friends, family and your favorite social networks. The Samsung NX300 also includes Dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) support so you can connect faster and with more stability to wireless networks around you.
Everything about the camera is faster, including the interface
Hybrid UI (Touch & 5 Way Key) Variation
The NX300 offers multiple options, even for navigating the menu on the 3.31" (84mm) WVGA screen. The intuitive Hybrid Touch User Interface combines a 5-way button with a touchscreen so you can quickly select menu options to apply effects, share images, input text and more. Whether you're tapping the screen or moving the cursor around, everything you do is easier and faster.
Get a different view on life 3.31" (84mm)
AMOLED Tilt Display
See—and capture—the world differently. The 3.31" (84mm) AMOLED Tilt Display flips up 90º and down 45º. So now you can easily frame and capture a low-angle image without having to awkwardly contort your body or lie on the ground. You can also hold the camera over a crowd for a high-angle shot and see exactly what you're getting. Shooting from a variety of angles can also make for more exciting photo albums.
Add pop to your movies and stills
True 3D Creator (World's First One Lens System) – 3D Still / Movie Capture Capability *45mm 2D/3D Lens Kit only
Make vacation stills and videos pop off the screen with True 3D Creator. Featuring the world's first single lens system for capturing 2D and 3D images, the NX300 is also the only interchangeable-lens camera that lets you shoot stills and movies in 3D via Samsung 45mm 2D/3D lens. When you're done shooting, let your friends back home feel as if they were there with you, by showing off your stunningly vivid adventures on a compatible 3D HDTV.
Designed to capture attention with retro modern style
Retro Modern Design
Taking its cues from the simplicity of vintage camera design and from state-of-the-art innovation, the design of the NX300 impresses with elegant, flowing lines and a luxuriously textured feel. It's crafted from sturdy metal, yet is compact and lightweight for easy on-the-go shooting. Sharp edging presents a sleek silhouette when viewed from above, while an ergonomic design ensures a safe and steady grip.
A powerful engine for perfect shooting
DRIMe IV New Image Engine
Powered by Samsung's next-generation DSP imaging engine, the DRIMe IV image processor accurately captures the special moments in your life. It's faster than its predecessor for improved overall performance, including superior colour reproduction and noise reduction. Whether you're shooting 2D or 3D, this powerful engine ensures you'll treasure your memories—with enhanced Full HD movie quality—for the rest of your life.
Discover the true beauty of Full HD video
Full HD Movie (1080/60P)
The NX300 may not look like a camcorder, but it capably captures Full HD 1080/60P video. With uncompromising performance bolstered by an 18-200mm lens and wide zoom capability, the NX300 delivers smooth, professional-looking videos that play well on your HDTV. When you're ready for showtime, an HDMI interface lets you transmit your vision straight to the big screen.
Wide Range ISO (100~25600)
Capturing natural-looking images indoors, or outside at night, can require a higher ISO than most cameras allow. The NX300 lets you shoot up to ISO 25600 making it twice as sensitive to light as the previous model—so you can snap high-speed photos with minimal noise and blurring, even in low light.
Tap Smart Mode to access a variety of settings that help you get the perfect shot every time—even if you're not a pro. Capture a high-speed scene with Sports Capture, or let Rich Tone create extraordinarily surrealistic photos with colours that pop. Just choose the mode you want and shoot perfection.
Instantly add emotional impact to your images without stopping to figure out which mode to use. Creative Shot automatically analyzes the scene when you take the shot, and prepares the appropriate effects. So a happy face beams a little brighter, and a sunset glows with a touch more orange.
Boost creative fun with the Smart Filter –right on the display! Cartoon filter makes any photo look like an animated film scene while Cross Filter makes light sources appear to have several points of light, like stars. There's also Ink Painting, Half-tone Dot and more ways for you to express your creative side.
Software Upgrade Notifier
When a firmware update is available for the Samsung SMART CAMERA and you connect to a Wi-Fi network, a notification window will pop up on the camera's screen. Connect your camera to your PC for the upgrade, and start using the latest features without delay.
With Cloud, you'll never run out of room in your memory card or lose valuable pictures, even on the go. Wirelessly save images to a cloud service such as Microsoft Skydrive or a regional cloud provider, then view them anytime on your smartphone, tablet or download them to your PC later.
Samsung SMART CAMERA App.
Download the Samsung SAMRT CAMERA App. which features- Remote Viewfinder, AutoShare, and MobileLink – without having to download each app individually. Rather than launching the apps one at a time on your smartphone, you can open all three apps at once, with the touch of a finger.
Control your camera by using your smartphone as the viewfinder. Remote Viewfinder lets you preview images, adjust the camera settings, zoom in and out and frame each scene— all from your phone, wirelessly. This feature is available for select smartphones.
Simultaneously send every picture you take to your mobile phone via Wi-Fi connection—to make backing up and sharing your high-quality photos super easy. Set up AutoShare once and the camera saves it as the default setting. AutoShare also GPS tags your photos with your Smart Phone.
Social Sharing & Email
You can instantly email or post must-see images and videos to your favorite social networks. Just select and upload wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection, and then add tags and comments. Share with your Blogger followers, or post to Facebook, Picasa or YouTube — and many more social networks.
AllShare Play lets you connect to all devices that support AllShare Play. You can wirelessly stream photos from your camera to nearby devices to share with friends and family at once, or simply upload to Web Storage instantly for easy management. Enjoy the freedom of sharing with AllShare Play!
Now you can select and send an image or album directly to an Android smartphone, iPhone or tablet with the Samsung MobileLink. You don't even have to send the image as a text message or as an email. With MobileLink, you can control the album on your phone and the changes will be saved to your camera, too.
Wirelessly transfer photos and movies to your PC or Mac. Simply choose AutoBackup an you're all set. All your photos and videos are transferred wirelessly and safely stored on to your computer. Feel free to delete photos from your camera knowing there's a duplicate set on your computer.
You can instantly post must-see images and videos to your favorite social networks. Just select and upload wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection, and then add tags and comments. Share with your Blogger followers, or post to Facebook, Picasa or YouTube — and many more social networks.
Just one HDMI code is all it takes to connect your SMART CAMERA NX300 directly into your TV, computer or DVD player. With your SMART CAMERA NX300, making professional quality videos is just as easy as sharing them.
NX300 Compact System Camera
45mm 3D lens
Top customer reviews
Was an upgrade from a Samsung NX1000 with 20-50mm lens and the 45mm lens is definitely a faster focusing lens combined with improved speed of the NX300 feels like a step up.
Have been out in the not so bright January sun, and able to use the fastest shutter speed combined with f1.8 to capture birds flying and get brilliant pictures. There is still a bit of focus seeking if you get too close to a subject.
Some criticise the NX300 burst mode performance, and while the high speed continuous shooting does slow down after a second or so, it keeps going at a reasonable approx 2-3 frames a second - was using a Sandisk Extreme card.
Image quality is not much different to the NX1000, the big gain is the range of conditions you can now get good pictures without the need for a flash.
Samsung now need to increase the image upload options of the WiFi in the camera, i.e. flickr, FTP are the main omissions.
The Lightroom software is excellent.
The camera is full of handy features and the 3D lens adds an extra dimension.
The camera is pretty lightweight and in raw format produces very good quality images even with ISO 800 (there is noise but images are still usable).
This is one of the better NX cameras. Not all the NX cameras can handle 3D, but the lens has a 2D switch that allows it to be used with any other Samsung NX.
Some thoughts on the 3D features.
The 3D lens is not particularly heavy, but it is stuck at 45mm so you end up really wanting a zoom lens to go along with it. The lens quality is probably the most impressive thing about this set up.
3D mode allows capture in video and still mode. Only JPEGS and it is always f/6. For 3D video I find that recording at 30fps, requires an shutter speed no slower than 1/60th of a second - at f/6 this means that low light filming which this lens should (on paper) excel at is very grainy - sometimes you need to boost lighting to actually get the thing to agree to record.
From the manual - "Set the 2D/3D switch on the lens to 3D, and then capture a photo or video
1.5-5 m away from the subject." The manual is full of little limitations on the use of 3D mode that you need to be aware of and it is best to read the manual fully before really experimenting with the 3D mode. I found searching the manual on my PC for "3D" allowed me to discover most of these limitations, but Samsung should really collect these limitations onto one page to make it easier to plan the first 3D project.
The sizes for 3D are basically either 2Mpx (1080p) or 4Mpx but in 2D mode you get beautiful 20Mpx images. It is possible to get pretty decent still 3D images, and moving 3D is more challenging, but with careful planning its possible to get decent results.
I found that when recording a video scene and switching from 2D to 3D the white balance sometimes changed quite a lot which was disconcerting.
Also no matter how much I changed the exposure, the slowest shutter speed seems to be 1/6th of a second.
Most of the 3D limitations can be understood once the mechanism Samsung have used is understood, but still - it takes quite some time to get comfortable using the 3D features.
Overall the camera is extremely good, but I wish the 3D had been implemented in a more ambitious way.
As a standard lens, the 45mm is excellent in low light conditions and the camera is largely very easy to use.
So what's the issue? Samsung's quality control! The first two NX300 cameras I got with the standard 20-50mm kit lens, had definite faults in sensor and touch screen.
I then decided to have on more go, but picked up the kit with 45mm 3D lens this time. The camera itself was fine this time, but the lens had a small chip/bubble on inside element. I ignored this initially, but after not having had it long, and with no much use, a lot of dust particles had also built up in the lens.
This is when I decided to have a look at the effect on pictures. The largest new speck was visible, but I was able to dislodge it. But this is when I noticed that the original chip/bubble was actually the worst offender on picture.
As I could not return the lens itself, I had to return the whole kit. And by this point, I have kind of had enough!
All these issues on top of the huge number of bugs in the system are just too much, and take some joy out of things.
I have picked up a Sony A65, and while it's bulkier, uglier, less intuitive, the SIO sensitivity pales, and the image quality isn't as good, if the darn thing just works, then that will be good enough for me.
I really wanted to stick to NX. It was the best system for me on paper. I am still desperately tempted to try "just one more" camera, but I am tired of returning things.