The Samsung NX300 represents a fairly modest upgrade compared to its NX210 predecessor. Pocket-lint got our hands on the latest compact system camera at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to have a quick test of what's new.
READ: Samsung NX210 review
In short, if you have a NX210 then the NX300 probably isn't going to jump out as that must-have upgrade. It incorporates a larger 3.3-inch AMOLED screen, hybrid autofocus sensor, faster shutter speed of up to 1/6000th of a second and a speedy 8.4fps burst mode - all of which are certainly nice to haves.
One of the NX300's main boasts is its compatibility with a 3D lens system which enables both stills and video capture. That makes this the only compact system camera able to support both 3D still and 3D movie capture. Cool, but 3D is as much hated as it is loved, so this didn't get our temperature gauge particularly escalated.
Central to the NX300 is an updated version of the NX210's 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor which, from what we're led to believe, incorporates sensor-level pixels dedicated to phase-detection autofocus. We were already impressed with the predecessor's quality and, despite not having the opportunity to take pictures away from the latest model, anticipate that the NX300 will produce shots that are very similar, if not the same.
The NX300's Wi-Fi is more successfully implemented than its predecessors was, thanks to a dedicated button on the camera body, rather than only a Wi-Fi mode on the mode dial.
If generic black's not your thing either than the NX300 is available in silver - as you can see from the pictures - or white. Looks pretty tasty to us.