Samsung hasn’t had a single leak for its CES line-up yet. Only because it’s smart enough to announce it on its official global blog to squash any potential rumours.
And right after the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the South Korean electronics juggernaut unveiled its next system compact camera, the Samsung NX30.
The latest member in the NX series features a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. It’s also pretty snappy, with a 1/8000 sec shutter speed and able to do continuous shooting at 9 frames per second.
And for those awkwardly-placed shots, you get to use its 3in display that swivels horizontally up to 180 degrees and vertically up to 270 degrees. Oh, and the screen uses Super AMOLED. It’ll make your pictures look great, but it won’t grant you an award-winning photograph if you don't have basic photography skills.
Features - now that’s something the NX30 is loaded with. Near-field communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi make photography much easier with this camera. Tap NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets to the NX30, and it’ll link-up both devices. Every image taken on the camera is sent to the mobile device once the AutoShare function is activated. Plus, you can use your smartphone or tablet to remotely control the camera.
The NX30 boasts Dropbox integration, presumably allowing photographers to automatically upload images to the cloud storage service when it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network. Samsung, however, hasn't announced which regions will receive this feature nor the possibility of additional Dropbox storage bundled with the camera.
Pricing and availability of the Samsung NX30 hasn’t been revealed. Expect more details when CES 2014 kicks off next week.