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Samsung NX300 mirrorless camera revealed alongside 20.3MP sensor


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Samsung NX300 was officially unveiled before the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 alongside a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.

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Samsung’s NX300 can be coupled with a 45mm F1.8 lens in order to shoot full HD 3D videos

Samsung has decided not to wait until CES 2013 to announce one of its mirrorless cameras and as a result the NX300 has been revealed. The Samsung NX300 is the next-gen NX-series mirrorless camera and it features a 20.3-megapixel sensor, 3.3-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen and 9fps continuous shooting support.

Fully-featured with a major hiccup

The camera comes packed with a 20.3MP APS-CMOS sensor, 100-25,600 ISO range, faster DRIMe IV processor, full HD 1080p video recording in both 2D and 3D, a 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen, Smart Mode that automatically adjusts shooting parameters depending on situation, dual-channel WiFi, RAW file support and a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000 of a second.

The spec sheet is pretty impressive and the ability to shoot 3D videos with a separate 45mm F1.8 NX lens could make the Samsung NX300 a “must-buy” at just $749.99, although the 3D lens is sold separately so the price will go “just a little bit” higher.

Speaking of which, the lens will cost $499 and it will be compatible with all Samsung NX cameras, however, they won’t magically grow 3D-shooting capabilities. Samsung claims that the Samsung NX300 is world’s first one-lens 3D system which shoots 3D 1080p HD movies.

Samsung NX300’s biggest problem is the lack of image stabilization and we’re really wondering why the South Korea-based conglomerate opted against adding this feature.

But wait, there’s more!

The Samsung NX300 features a new Hybrid Auto Focus technology which can deliver amazing photos when coupled with the DRIMe IV processor. According to the Android camera maker, the NX300 takes photos quickly without compromising image quality. The processor also reduces noise and reproduces colors in a better way.

The tilting touchscreen offers better control, though the 5-way manual key interface should also get some credit. Image depth can be set using i-Depth and the images can be automatically uploaded on your Android or iOS smartphone using the Samsung Smart Camera application.

Samsung’s Smart Camera app also allows users to improve their photos using the Remote Viewfinder tool. Additionally, photographers can upload their photos on social networks like Facebook using the Direct Link hot-key.

As the Consumer Electronics Shows 2013 event is coming closer, attendees will be able to “play” with this mirrorless camera as of January 8th in Las Vegas, Nevada. More details can be found here.

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