Samsung NX3000 Review

Overall Score

61

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 117 x 66 x 39 mm, 230g.
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  • Replaced: NX2000

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Samsung NX3000 Overview


First introduced in May, 2014, Samsung NX3000 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Samsung replaced the older Samsung NX2000 with NX3000. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX3000 with Samsung NX2000


Samsung NX3000 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX3000

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX3000 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Samsung NX3000 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung NX3000


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX3000 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
230g Light Body
1 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
35 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Battery Life: 370 shots
Type Scores

Samsung NX3000 has an Overall Score of 61/100 and ranked #144 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #313 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Samsung NX3000 Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
52
Value for money score
75
Portability score
94
Overall score
61
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX3000


Samsung NX3000 weighs 230g and has external dimensions of 117 x 66 x 39mm (4.61 x 2.6 x 1.54"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Samsung NX3000 is 93 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX3000
230g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX3000
39mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX3000 with the dimensions:

Samsung NX3000

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX3000 Dimensions NX3000
Samsung NX300 Samsung NX300 331 g 230 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 230 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Samsung NX2000 Samsung NX2000 228 g 230 g 119 x 65 x 36 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 230 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Samsung NX500 Samsung NX500 287 g 230 g 120 x 64 x 43 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 230 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 230 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Samsung NX1000 Samsung NX1000 222 g 230 g 114 x 63 x 37 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX3000


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX3000
Announced May, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Samsung NX
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 32
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
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
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 370 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model B740
Physical
Weight 230 g
Physical Dimensions 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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