Google Glass' weird "wink to take a photo" feature isn't just a strange concept anymore--the feature is now included, somewhat anyway, in the Samsung NX3000. Just turn the tilting LCD screen towards you and wink at the camera, and, viola!, a selfie without awkward arm extensions or remote controls. While the Wink Shot is certainly an odd feature, the NX3000 also includes a handful of features that are designed to appeal more to enthusiasts than selfie-lovers.
Beginning that list of features is the large, APS-C sensor, the same size found in entry-level DSLRs. While the larger resolution might come in handy for even average consumers, the NX3000 also includes RAW shooting, an advanced feature for users who like to edit their images. The kit comes with your choice of a 16-50mm power zoom or 20-50mm compact zoom plus an external flash (there's no built-in flash).
Speed is average at best on the NX3000, with a so-so 5 fps burst speed and a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000. The older Samsung NX300, by comparison has an 8.3 fps burst and 1/6000 maximum shutter speed.
And it wouldn't be a Samsung without wi-fi, NFC and smart features like social media uploads directly from the camera. Add that to the wink shot feature and take a look at the faux-leather wrapped style and it's easy to see where the NX3000 would come in as more of a consumer camera.
Selfie-lovers and social media sharers will likely have a blast with this camera. The more enthusiast-oriented should look at the Samsung NX300 or Fujifilm X-M1 or a few slightly more expensive models like the Sony a6000, but considering the price of right around $500, it's certainly not a bad buy.