Samsung already has a 3D-capable photo shooter, the Galaxy Camera, but the company has decided that it was high time for a better camera to debut, so it has introduced the NX300.The product has not actually been released yet. That will only happen in March, three months from now.
Sony did provide the relevant information though, and the product should be on display in Las Vegas, Nevada, between January 8 and 11.
That is when this year's edition of the Consumer Electronics Show will take place.
Samsung NX300 will replace the NX210 and will cost $750 / 750 Euro, give or take. The price does not include the 2D/3D lens though.
While a 20-500mm kit lens will be included in the package, the 2D/3D lens will require an extra payment of $600 / 600 Euro.
The main asset of the camera is the 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which captures very high-quality images.
Speaking of which, the photos (8.6 shots per second in burst mode) or video (up to 1080p quality at 60 fps) can be previews on a 3.31-inch AMOLED display.
Furthermore, the ISO range (light sensitivity) is of 100 to 25,600, which means that low-light shots can be captured in very high clarity.
As for the shutter speed, it is of 1/6000th of a second. In other words, the shutter can open and close very, very quickly.
The one feature that the Samsung NX300 lacks is the Android operating system. Still, it does have dual-band Wi-Fi support and the ability to receive commands from phones or tablets, provided the latter have the accompanying Android or iOS app installed.
In addition to transferring pictures or video files, smartphones can even be used as viewfinders. This is very useful when remotely ordering a camera to take a picture or start a recording.