- 20MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 100 - 25600
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 230g - 117 x 66 x 39mm
- Revealed May 2014
- Superseded the Samsung NX2000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX3000 summary
Samsung NX3000 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially introduced on May of 2014. The camera has a 20MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Samsung introduced this camera in an effort to update the older Samsung NX2000 (Read Full Comparison)
The NX3000 is rated #47 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & overall #270 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
Below is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Samsung NX3000 family
The Samsung NX3000 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed list underneath.
NX3000 vs NX50028MPAPS-C9.0 fps2015
NX3000 vs NX200020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
NX3000 vs NX30020MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
NX3000 vs NX110020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
NX3000 vs NX300M20MPAPS-C9.0 fps2013
NX3000 vs NX21020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX3000 vs NX100020MPAPS-C8.0 fps2012
NX3000 vs NX20020MPAPS-C7.0 fps2012
NX3000 vs NX1115MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX3000 vs NX10015MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX3000 vs NX515MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
NX3000 vs NX1015MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
Samsung NX3000 Gallery
You can view the NX3000 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung NX3000 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Samsung NX3000 based on criterias which are typically considered useful in a camera.
Samsung NX3000 Sensor specs
The specification of the sensor in the Samsung NX3000 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW photos are saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the NX3000's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The NX3000 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Samsung NX3000 dimensions
Samsung NX3000 weighs around 0.51 pounds (230 gr / 8.11 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 117mm x 66mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr so the Samsung NX3000 is less heavy than other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Underneath is a shot of the Samsung NX3000 with a soda so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the NX3000.
Samsung NX3000 Lens details
The NX3000 works with the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses currently available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the NX3000.
Samsung NX3000 Connectivity
The NX3000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy photos and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Certain apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Samsung NX3000 Video details
The max video quality in the Samsung NX3000 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance between quality vs file size but 1080p is not going to give you any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket so you get zero control over the audio. It is perhaps best to buy an alternative model should you need decent audio for your video clips.
Samsung NX3000 Weather Sealing
Samsung NX3000 does not have environment sealing so damp conditions can damage the camera.
Samsung NX3000 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX3000 has a 3 inch tilting display screen with a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details for Samsung NX3000 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Samsung NX3000 Shutter details
Samsung NX3000 has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Samsung NX3000 Flash and Hot shoe details
Samsung NX3000 features external flash support but is without inbuilt flash.
Samsung NX3000 Autofocus details
Samsung NX3000 features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & accurate than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect making it helpful for people photography.
The Sensor has 35 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Samsung NX3000 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required during low light or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Samsung NX3000 Battery life
The battery pack (B740) on the Samsung NX3000 is built to last for 370 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards which is about average when compared to it's rivals. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has got the maximum (650) battery life within this type of cameras.
Here is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
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Samsung NX3000 for specific forms of photography
The following illustration displays a rundown of the Samsung NX3000 for specific forms of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung NX3000 Portrait photography information
The Samsung NX3000 receives a rating of 78 which is very high, meaning that it is a great pick for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files together with the option to work with external lighting.
Street photography with Samsung NX3000
Getting a superb rating of 81, the Samsung NX3000 is a terrific choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung NX3000 as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography points total of 57 indicates the Samsung NX3000 is fairly suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs very good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Samsung NX3000
Weight is super important when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung NX3000 gets a above average 68 as a travel camera which is a fine option to buy for your journeys.
Samsung NX3000 Landscape photography info
In case you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor will be image quality. The Samsung NX3000 with it's nice grade of 73 as a landscape camera is a fine choice within the current marketplace.
Samsung NX3000 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Samsung NX3000 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 34.
Samsung NX3000 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the NX3000, below is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram below will give you an overview of the NX3000 vs it's highest scored competitors listed earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.