Samsung NX300 and NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens officially launched in SEA


Among the numerous devices officially launched in Samsung’s SEA Forum 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, is the NX300—the newest addition to the NX line that was initially introduced in the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

We wrote about the NX300 during CES week, but here’s a quick rundown of its features to refresh your memory. The NX300 wields a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that works together with its DRIMe IV imaging engine that Samsung claims can perform excellently in terms of color reproduction, noise reduction and speed. ISO ranges from 100-25600, and the maximum shutter speed registers at 1/6000. The device also features a hybrid auto focus (AF) system that combines phase and contrast AF detection. Burst shooting is at 8.6 frames per second (fps).

Like its older brothers, the NX300 features wireless capabilities, including the transfer of photos from the camera to a mobile device via Wi-Fi connection, direct social network sharing, and a remote viewfinder function that is enabled upon downloading the Smart Camera app on your smartphone or tablet.

The device is available in only two color variations—either black or white—with a contrast silver band. It features a 3.31-inch 768k-dot tiltable AMOLED touch screen, but no viewfinder is in sight. Both manual, semi-, and automatic modes are onboard, including one called Smart Mode, which lets users choose from 14 different settings, then the camera automatically adjusts parameters according to the type of scene. The NX300 also features the  i-Function found in the other NX Series cameras, which enables users to modify the camera’s parameters using the lens itself. It  can also shoot in RAW format and can capture 1080p Full HD videos.

The NX300 can capture 3D images and videos when combined with the NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, which was also launched in the region together with the NX300 in Jakarta. Samsung claims that it is the first one-lens 3D system capable of capturing both still images and full HD videos in high-resolution 3D quality.

Although the device has been formally launched in the region, we have received no word yet as to local price.