Samsung has tonight unveiled the NX300, a 20.3MP compact system camera with built-in Wi-Fi.

PRESS RELEASE, as supplied by Samsung UK:

London, UK – 3rd January 2013 – Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a
global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, announced the
launch of the NX300, the new flagship model in its successful NX series. The
NX300 once again raises the bar for compact system cameras (CSC), delivering an
outstanding combination of features, functionality and style for perfect
shooting in every moment. Samsung also announces the new NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system capable of
capturing both still images and full HD movies in perfect 3D quality.




Simon Stanford, Vice
President, Samsung UK and Ireland, said: “Since its launch in
2010, the Samsung NX System has become synonymous with innovation and design,
making the best digital imaging technology available to everyone without
compromising on style. The NX300 builds even further on this illustrious
heritage. Not only does it deliver incredible speed and accuracy through
advanced photographic features, but it is truly built around the user, with
upgraded SMART Camera functions making shooting and sharing both easy and
seamless. We are also very proud to introduce the first one-lens 3D system
alongside the NX300, opening up a whole new world of 3D photography and video
recording for consumers everywhere.”




Perfect shooting


Central to the NX300’s outstanding imaging
performance is the brand new 20.3 Megapixel APS-CMOS sensor, capable of capturing high quality
detailed images with sharp, life-like colors that are crisp and clear in all
light conditions. The wide ISO range (ISO100-25600) further improves performance, letting
users capture beautifully balanced images in even the darkest conditions. A
brand new Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system also delivers fast, accurate phase and contrast
detection, while the 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps continuous shooting
mode ensure you never miss a moment.


Samsung’s unique in-house developed DRIMe IV
imaging engine
provides
outstanding developments in speed, and image quality enabling better color
reproduction and greater noise reduction, as well as support for full 1080p HD
video capture in both 2D and 3D (when combined with Samsung’s new 45mm 2D/3D
lens).




The NX300’s 84mm (3.31″) AMOLED screen makes capturing and reviewing your
images a pleasure, while the hybrid touch screen and 5-way manual key interface
is simple and intuitive to use. The tilt display makes it easier than ever to take high and low
angle shots, letting you capture your world from any angle you choose.




Easy usability and
stylish retro design


The compact NX300 makes it
simple for anyone to achieve pro-like and impressive pictures easily with
minimal technical knowledge or time spent adjusting parameters. Using the
camera’s Smart Mode, users can choose from 14 different settings, such as Creative Shot,
Landscape, Light Trace or Action Freeze which will automatically adjust
parameters such as aperture and shutter speed in order to obtain the best shot
possible for the desired situation. The NX300 also includes i-Depth, an easy and simple way to
adjust the depth of an image using the NX Series’ unique i-Function system,
which enables users to modify camera parameters using the lens itself,
adjusting the image without ever having to move off target.




The NX acclaimed design returns with the NX300
sporting a stylish yet simple retro feel that is available in either black or
white with a contrast silver band, conveying elegance and authenticity.




Instant sharing through enhanced Wi-Fi
connectivity


The NX300’s Wi-Fi
connectivity of Smart Camera allows users to share their cherished photos
instantly and securely between their camera and smartphone (or tablet). To
connect a smartphone to the camera, users simply need to download the Samsung
Smart Camera App.,
which isavailable for both Android and iOS based application markets, onto their
smartphone or tablet and follow the easy steps to create a secure connection
with the camera. The NX300 will be able to detect and auto-connect to the
smartphone wirelessly whenever any of the Smart Camera features are activated.
These include AutoShare; which automatically sends high-quality photos to your
smart phone for safe keeping, and Mobile Link; which allows users to select and
transfer images or album from the camera directly to your smartphone at their
leisure. The Smart Camera App. also features a Remote Viewfinder function for
the NX300, allowing for even more inventive and exciting photography.




The NX300’s enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity also lets
users share images with friends and family directly from the camera via social
networking sites using the cameras one-touch DIRECT LINK hot key.
Alternatively, images can be automatically backed up or stored in the cloud
through AllShare Play ensuring they are always safe and easily accessible.








Samsung 45mm 2D/3D lens


The Samsung 45mm 2D/3D lens (sold separately) opens up an exciting
world of 3D imaging possibilities and is the world’s first one-lens 3D system
for a consumer camera. Capable of capturing both still pictures and full 1080p
HD video, the Samsung NX300 and 45mm 2D/3D lens kit have become the only
compact system camera supporting both 3D still and 3D movie. The NX300 is also
compatible with Samsung’s entire range of NX lenses and professional standard
accessories, giving users
an unparalleled range of options when striving for that perfect shot.




NX300 Product
Specifications

















Image
Sensor

20.3
effective megapixel APS-C CMOS

IS

OIS
mode is only provided on 2D shooting mode

Display

84.0mm
(3.31″) AMOLED with a Tilt Touch Panel

WVGA
(800×400) 768k dots

ISO

Auto,
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 256000

Image

JPEG
(3:2):20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984),

2.0M (1728×1152), 5.0M (2736×1824): Burst mode only

JPEG
(16:9):16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M
(3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656), 2.1M (1920×1080)

JPEG
(1:1):13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000),

1.1M (1024×1024)

RAW
: 20.0M (5472×3648)

*
3D Image Size : JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688×1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920×1080)

Video

MP4
(Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)

1920×1080,
1920×810, 1280×720 , 640×480, 320×240 for Sharing

Video
Output

HDMI
1.4a

Value-added
Features

SMART
Mode : Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama,
Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot,
Best Face

3D
still image & video capturing

Wi-Fi
Connectivity

IEEE
802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 2.0)

. AutoShare

. Cloud

. Email

. Auto Backup

. Remote Viewfinder

. MobileLink

. Wi-Fi Direct (playback)

. AllSharePlay

. Social Sharing

Bundle
PC software

iLauncher,
Adobe Lightroom

Storage

SD,
SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1

Battery

BP1130
(1130mAh)

Dimension
(WxHxD)

122 x 63.7 x 40.7mm
(excluding the projection part)

Weight

280
g (without battery)

 


45mm 2D/3D lens
Specifications















Focal
Length

45mm (equivalent to 69.3mm in 35mm
format)

Elements
in Groups

7 elements in 6 groups

Angle
of View

34.7°

Aperture

As of 2D : F1.8* (Min. F22), (Number of
Blades : 9 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)

OIS

NO

Minimum

Focus
Distance

0.50m

Maximum
Magnification

Approx. 0.12X

i
Scene

Night, Portrait, Beauty shot, Children,
Backlight, Sports

Lens
Hood

Yes

Filter
Size

43mm

Mount
Type

NX
Mount

Dimension
(DxL)

44.4 x 61.5mm

Weight

115g

*All functionality,
features, specifications and other product information provided in this
document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing,
components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are
subject to change without notice or obligation.


 


 


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.




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andthecore
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are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal
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