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Published on April 24th, 2014 | by admin

Samsung launches new feature-packed NX30 camera in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia – April 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced the local launch of the NX30, a camera designed to provide a high quality and feature-rich photographic experience for Australians seeking to capture and share professional level images. The new Samsung NX30 camera will be made available in Australia from mid-April 2014 for a RRP of $1099.00.

The NX30 represents Samsung’s commitment to offering Australians a camera that can provide a great photographic experience, an extensive and flexible feature set, and connectivity options that make sharing and backing up images online or to their computer easy1. In addition, Samsung will also launch a range of specialised NX lenses that have been designed to enhance the experience of using the NX30 camera, as well as provide options for people seeking great flexibility when capturing images in a range of settings.

“The NX30 is testament to Samsung’s commitment to further developing our offering in the photographic category by providing a camera that can take amazing photos, offer improved connectivity to users, and a bundling of features that represent our most advanced photographic technology to date.” said Craig Gillespie, Head of Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics Australia. “We’re incredibly proud to introduce the NX30 to the market and are confident in the fantastic experience it will offer Australians in addition to the great new range of NX lenses,” he added.

The NX30 features an extendable telescopic electronic viewfinder for taking images at certain angles, swivel AMOLED display and software system designed to cater to the needs of photo veterans, amateurs and newcomers to photography alike. It also offers the ability to share images wirelessly through WiFi1 and near field communication (NFC)2 connectivity.

“The NX30 and latest compatible lens range deliver the latest in Samsung performance and camera design like the tilting electronic viewfinder and swivel AMOLED display, letting Australians take and share exceptional photos. It’s our most premium and feature-rich camera to be made available in Australia,” Gillespie said.

The Samsung NX30 feature-set delivers high image quality and flexible functions designed to suit a range of photographic environments and skill levels:

  • Super-fast 1/8000 sec shutter speed with nine frames per second (FPS) continuous shooting for capturing short-lived, fast-paced moments
  • A permanent electronic viewfinder with an 80 degree tilt and a 3-inch swivel Super AMOLED Touch Swivel and Display allowing photographers to get creative with different perspectives
  • SMART connectivity enabling easy, real time photo sharing online1 or compatible NFC-enabled mobile devices2 direct from the camera
  • A 20.3 mega pixel (MP) APS-C CMOS sensor to deliver high quality and vivid images
  • A range of ISO100-25600 producing sharp images even in low light conditions
  • AF System II boasting fast and accurate auto-focus, especially when shooting fast-moving scenes and subjects
  • Manual settings including shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, and white balance for photographers who prefer creative and manual control

SMART integration with the NX30 Building on the success of Samsung’s SMART Camera technology, the NX30’s NFC2 and WiFi1 capabilities offer the next-generation of the company’s camera connectivity. The Samsung SMART CAMERA app3 offers a suite of functions exclusive to Samsung’s digital camera range, including Tag & Go connectivity, which allows the NX30 to pair with NFC-enabled devices2. With SMART integrationand the SMART CAMERA app3, users can:

  • Use Photo Beam to transfer images or video to a compatible smartphone or tablet by touching the two devices together
  • Use Mobile Link to pair with compatible mobile devices to select and transfer multiple images
  • Share photos with up to four compatible smartphones or tablets with AutoShare
  • Control the NX30 via a compatible smartphone with Remote View Finder Pro
  • Using the camera’s Wi-Fi function, upload pictures wirelessly directly to Dropbox and Flickr for easy storage and sharing online1 

From still images to moving

The NX30 offers a sophisticated DRIMeIV Image Processor, DSP imaging engine and OIS Duo technology to provide a high performance shooting experience extending to Full HD 1080/60p movie recording capabilities. Paired with the Samsung 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, which enables users to capture scenes and subjects in 3D, the NX30 is an ideal solution for moviemakers searching for a compact yet powerful camera.

In addition to Full HD Video Stereo Recording, the NX30 supports a standard 3.5mm microphone input for high quality audio when recording video content. The Audio Level Meter appears on the display so users can continuously monitor the input level status, which can be manually adjusted to help ensure optimal audio quality.

The NX30 is also great for advanced video enthusiasts because of its HDMI live streaming with Full HD 30p output, making it easy to connect with a large screen, recorder, or other HDMI device4. 

Professional quality in virtually any situation: 16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS Lens The new premium ‘S’ series 16-50mm F2-2.8 S ED OIS lens allows photographers of any skill level to capture professional quality photos. The lens uses cutting edge optical Samsung technology to produce clear, in-focus images with realistic and vivid colour.

The versatile zoom length on the NX30 gives photographers the ability to capture images from varied viewpoints, while the extremely bright aperture (F2.0 at 16mm; F2.8 at 50mm) helps enhance the overall picture taking experience and results. The premium ‘S’ series lens is designed to deliver quality results, even in harsh conditions.

Excellent imagery everyday: 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens The new 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens is designed for everyday use, as well as for photographers who require a quality lightweight lens.

With an outstanding wide angle optical performance, the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens includes Silent Auto Focusing, optical stablisation and quiet zoom, making it perfect for capturing video. A vital feature of this lens is its quick control, made possible through an Electro zoom with a seesaw type button. This unique feature allows photographers to simply press to zoom and take a photo, similar to a compact camera experience for easy and quick control.

Pricing and Availability** 

  • Samsung NX30 bundled with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OIS III lens and copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 – RRP $1099.00.
  • Samsung 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens – RRP $399.00.
  • Samsung 16-50mm F2-2.8 “S” lens ED OIS Lens – RRP $1,499.00.
  • NX Lithium ion Battery – Suits NX30 – RRP $59.00.

** All listed products are available through selected retailers around Australia from mid-April 2014. 

1 Internet connection required. Data, subscription or other charges may apply. Usage may be subject to third party service provider agreements. 

2 An NFC-enabled compatible device is required. Samsung SMART CAMERA App required3. Internet connection required. Data, subscription or other charges may apply. Usage may be subject to third party service provider agreements. 

3 Samsung SMART CAMERA app must be downloaded. Internet connection required. Data charges may apply. 

4 HDMI devices and cables sold separately. 

NX30 Product Specifications 

Image Sensor 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Display 76.7mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display

FVGA (720×480) 1,037k dots

View finder Tilt-able EVF with Eye Contact Sensor (tilting upward by 80 degrees)

XGA (1024×768) 2,359dots

ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Image JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984), 2.0M (1728×1152), 5.0M (2736×1824): Burst mode only

JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M (3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656),

2.1M (1920×1080)

JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000),

1.1M (1024×1024)

RAW : 20.0M (5472×3648)

*3D Image Size: MPO, JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688×1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920×1080)

Video MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)

1920×1080, 1920×810, 1280×720 , 640×480, 320×240 (for Sharing)

Video Output NTS, PAL, HDMI 1.4a
Value-added Features Tag & Go (NFC/Wi-Fi):Photo Beam, AutoShare, Remote View Finder Pro,

Mobile Link

SMART Mode: Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
3D still image & video capturing
i-Function in Lens Priority Mode: i-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast
Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at ISO100)
Wi-Fi Connectivity123 IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 3.0)

  • AutoShare
  • SNS & Cloud
  • Email
  • Auto Backup
  • Remote Viewfinder Pro
  • MobileLink
NFC2 Passive NFC (Wired NFC)
Bundle PC software iLauncher, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5
Storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1
Battery BP1410 (1410mAh)
Dimension (WxHxD) 127 x 95.5 x 41.7mm (excluding the projection part)
Weight 375 g (without battery)

 

SAMSUNG 16-50mm F2 – 2.8 S ED OIS Specifications

Focal Length 16-50mm (equivalent to 24.6-77mm in 35mm format)
Elements in Groups 18 elements in 12 groups (3 Aspherical lens, 2 Extra-low Dispersion lens, 2 Xtreme High Refractive Lens)
Angle of View 82.6°- 31.4°
Aperture F2-2.8 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades : 9 , Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Optical Image Stabiliser Yes
Minimum

Focus Distance

0.3m
Maximum Magnification Approx.0.19X
i Scene Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscope, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow,

Night

Value-added Feature UPSM, Splash & Dust Proof
Lens Hood Yes
Filter Size 72mm
Mount Type NX Mount
Dimension (DxL) 81 x 96.5mm
Weight 622g

 

SAMSUNG 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Specifications

Focal Length 16 – 50mm (equivalent to 24.6-77mm in 35mm format)
Elements in Groups 9 elements in 8 groups (4 Aspherical lens, 1 Extra-low Dispersion lens)
Angle of View 82.6°- 31.4°
Aperture F3.5-5.6 (Min. F22), (Number of Blades: 7, Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Optical Image Stabiliser Yes
Minimum

Focus Distance

0.24m (Wide), 0.28m (Tele)
Maximum Magnification Approx. 0.24X
i Scene Beauty, Portrait, Children, Backlight, Landscope, Sunset, Dawn, Beach & Snow,

Night

Value-added Feature UPSM (Focus), DC (Zoom)
Lens Hood No
Filter Size 43mm
Mount Type NX Mount
Dimension (DxL) 64.8 x 31mm
Weight 111g

 


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