Samsung Electronics Australia today (May 16) announced the new NX300 and NX2000 mirrorless interchangeable cameras and the NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D interchangeable lens.
The NX300 and NX2000 cameras feature the updated version of Smart Camera 2.0 – ‘a hub of innovative connectivity features.’
Wi-Fi connectivity in the NX300 and NX2000 is designed to allow users to share their photographs between compatible devices and desktop computers. The Direct Link hot key feature is designed to enable images to be shared securely at the touch of a button between compatible camera, smartphone and tablet technology. The Smart Camera App, available on Android and iOS, connects the user’s compatible smartphone to the camera via a Wi-Fi connection to easily edit, share and back-up images.
The NX300 includes a Hybrid Auto Focus system that is designed to enable fast, accurate phase and contrast detection, and is complemented by a 1/6000 sec shutter speed, and up to 8.6fps in continuous shooting mode.
Both the NX300 and NX2000 cameras use a new 20.3-megapixel APS-CMOS sensor and DRIMe IV engine which works to reduces noise, improves speed and enables superior colour reproduction.
Additionally the integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in the NX2000 links to many NFC-enabled compatible Android smartphones and tablets. Simply tap the camera with the compatible smart device and NFC immediately launches the Samsung Smart Camera App and automatically pairs the device via a direct Wi-Fi connection.
The NX300 features a bright 3.31-inch AMOLED tilting screen, while the hybrid touch screen and 5-way manual key interface is simple and intuitive to use. The NX2000 has a 3.7-inch WVGA Full Touch Screen.
The Samsung NX300 will be available in-store from mid-May at a RRP of $899 (US price US$699). It will include the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS III lens and a copy of Adobe Lightroom 4 editing software for photographers. The NX300 will be available in brown or white with a contrasting silver band.
The Samsung NX2000 will be available in-store from late June. It will also include a copy of Adobe Lightroom 4 editing software and will be available in white or black. (No local price supplied – US price US$649)
The Samsung NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D interchangeable lens will be in-store from mid-May at a RRP of $499 (US$499).