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conclusion:We like it

78 October 2nd 2014 11:24 am

The Samsung NX3000 is a compact and affordable mirrorless camera that has plenty to offer with few compromises. It might not bring anything new or interesting to the category, but that's to be expected in a camera costing less than $500. Instead, you're given a solid-performing camera that should meet your needs just fine.

Cameras in this price range usually cause concern with their build and feel, but ePHOTOzine calls the NX3000 "well built" and says even the lens doesn't come off like a "budget" item. And thanks to its diminutive size, What Digital Camera states that even with the lens, the NX3000 can "comfortably" fit in your bag.

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    8.0
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    8.0
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    7.8
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    8.0
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    6.4
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7.0
PC Mag Aug 15, 2014

Samsung's NX3000 entry-level mirrorless camera boasts strong image quality and well-implemented Wi-Fi features, but it's a little slow to lock focus.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Aug 26, 2014

That being said, the NX3000 offers a lot for the mass market at a good price point, although more serious photographers are certainly better catered for by other cameras in the NX series such as the NX300.

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6.0
TrustedReviews Aug 7, 2014

The Samsung NX3000 is a handy, low-cost compact system camera that can produce great results in good lighting. However, it is held back a bit by metering issues and aggressive noise reduction.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine Aug 21, 2014

The Samsung NX3000 offers excellent image quality, a compact and appealing 16-50mm kit lens with built in Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), as well as an impressive price considering Adobe Lightroom 5 is included in the box.

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9.0
Photography Blog Aug 14, 2014

With a lower price-tag, better lens and selfie-friendly design, for us the Samsung NX3000 is a bigger but better camera than the similarly priced NX Mini, and is also very well-appointed when compared with its main rivals.

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CNET May 8, 2014

While the NX3000 looks pretty comparable to the Sony A5000, it's more expensive; the tilting LCD and the Adobe Lightroom 5 bundle with the Samsung are the only significant differentiation in the absence of information about performance and photo quality.

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Imaging Resource May 8, 2014

The Samsung NX3000 slots into the company's product line between the earlier NX300 and NX Mini mirrorless cameras, a position previously occupied by the NX2000. In doing so, it aims to pair the best of both worlds: the affordability of the NX Mini, along with the much larger sensor size.

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Pocket-Lint May 8, 2014

Unlike the NX2000, however, the NX3000's nod to retro styling includes a move back towards more conventional controls: there are more buttons on the rear of the camera, so it should be more appealing to those photographers who like to have buttons to control major settings and features.

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TechRadar May 8, 2014

Along with the sensor, the NX3000 also features a 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting, while sensitivity speeds run up to ISO 25600. Full HD video recording is available, as is built-in Wi-Fi. As one of Samsung's "SMART" cameras, it features 'Tag & Go' integration.

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GSM Arena May 8, 2014

So what’s changed? The screen went down in size to 3″ (down from 3.7″ on the NX2000) and in resolution – the new camera has an HVGA screen (compared to VGA on the NX1000, WVGA on the NX2000). It is a flip-up display though, plus Wink Shot for those all-important selfies.

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