Samsung NX3000 Smart Camera: Old School Design Meets Modern Day Features And Connectivity

Snapping selfies is a relatively new fad, and it's one of the things you can do on Samsung's retro-looking NX3000 Smart Camera. That's because it has a 3.0-inch flip-up display with Wink Shot -- just open up the display so that it's facing frontward, frame a face in the display, give it a wink, and capture a selfie "in one hassle-free motion," Samsung says.

There's more to the NX3000 than just enabling narcissism. It has a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 1/4000 shutter speed with 5fps continuous shooting, F3.5-5.6 aperture, 16-50mm power zoom lens with optical image stabilization, and adjustable ISO from 100 to 25,600. Pictures are saved to microSD cards, which you can then transfer to your PC using the micro USB port (also used for charging the camera). If you'd rather show off your handy work on your HDTV, there's a micro HDMI port that will allow you to do that.

Samsung NX3000

Don't be fooled by the old school look, this new camera has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Along with those features come a handful of sharing technologies, such as AutoShare, Auto Backup, Remote Viewfinder Pro, MobileLink (group share up to 4 people), Photo Beam, Samsung Link, and Home Monitor+, Samsung says.

No word on cost or ship date, though Samsung says the NX3000 will be available in white, black, and brown color options bundled with the aforementioned 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens.