NX300 vs NX3000

Discussion in 'Samsung NX Forum' started by theoldsmithy, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
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    Martin Connolly
    Hi guys, I am thinking of selling my old RX100 and getting one of the Samsung range. The prices are pretty attractive considering the spec of the cameras. I can get an NX3000 with 16-50 for £199 or the NX300 with 20-50 for £309. The NX300 is obviously a higher specced device and I especially prefer the articulated screen, but for under £200 the 3000 seems like a steal. Does anyone have any clinching arguments either way?
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    No touchscreen on the 3000 which is a big omission compared to the 300, but the 16-50mm would be my preference out of the two lenses (better range, OIS, newer design). I think that the 3000 also has a tilt screen but with a simpler hinge mechanism.
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  3. Minglukhan

    Minglukhan New to SC

    Feb 22, 2015
    NX3000 is a no brainer at £199. I got it at £220 and it was still a bargain. For the money you are getting the fantastic 16-50 PZ (worth a fair bit by itself) in addition to Lightroom 5 and the external flash.

    As for the camera itself, I have been very impressed by the build quality and retro design. The flip up screen is very versatile and the image quality is excellent.
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  4. James_T_Menendez

    James_T_Menendez SC Rookie

    Oct 17, 2013
    Nx3000 omits some interesting options, if you live happy without that ausences and a good price nobrain option.
    But if you need a remote trigger connected by NX cable the 300 or 300M is your choice!!! And the price of course!!!
    I bought the nx3000 at 218€ (included Europe transport by amazon.it in January).
    100€ under the list price of the lens-only pz16-50 included in the kit.
    I maintain the 10mm attached to the nx3000 body perfect for selfies!!!