Samsung NX3000 hides some hi-tech features in a retro exterior

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Samsung have this afternoon announced a new point & shoot camera where you can wink to take a selfie. Seriously.

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The NX3000 is a 20.3 megapixel beast – with an APS-C CMOS sensor, 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting. There’s a 3″ screen on the back for a view finder – and crucially it can flip up so you can see it whilst taking selfies.

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Oh yeah, and you can wink at it.

Samsung are calling the technology “Wink Shot”, so as soon as you have your fedora perfectly aligned, all you have to do to take a photo is wink at the camera. Hopefully you won’t come across like this:

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Lens-wise there’s a 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS Lens, and perhaps most interestingly the camera links up with Samsung’s various “Tag&Go” technologies, that use wifi and/or NFC to transfer photos straight to your phone – which you can also use for Remote Viewfinder or to automatically send your photos to Dropbox.

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You can see a demo of this tech in this annoyingly twee advert (the camera featured isn’t the new one):

The NX3000 will be available from mid-June, with the price to be announced.

James O’Malley