Samsung NX30 Mirrorless Camera

Samsung has unveiled the NX30, a successor to the NX20 mirrorless camera released last year. The device boasts improved specifications and smarter features.

Samsung NX30 is equipped with an upgraded, 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and superior autofocus system that was dubbed as “hybrid”. According to the manufacturer, it allows the camera to lock its subject in 80 ms, which is significantly faster than most Micro Four Thirds available on the market. The NX30 offers up to a 1/8000s shutter speed, 1080/60p video recording, and both optical and digital image stabilization, HDMI output and  a SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.

As for other features, Samsung’s new camera sports NFC for quickly transferring images with other devices, and Wi-Fi. The software was enhanced with automatic backup to the cloud, social networking, and a little neat feature called Remote Viewfinder Pro which turns a nearby smartphone or tablet into a remote control for the camera.

The NX30 comes with two new lenses, the flagship 16-50mm F2.0-28 S ED OIS and the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS. While the first was designed for outdoor photography and features a dust-proof body made of metal, the latter is Samsung’s smallest, yet still motorized wide-angle zoom.

Samsung NX30 will go on sale later this year. Pricing and availability are expected to be announced early next week.

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