First Look: Samsung NX300 and 45mm 2D/3D Lens

Hands-on with Samsung's mirrorless wonder

We got a first look at the just-announced Samsung NX300 today, a high-end consumer camera that, when paired with Samsung’s new 45mm f1.8 2D/3D lens, becomes the company’s first 3D-capable mirrorless “smart” camera. Building on the success of the NX series, the NX300 incorporates Wi-Fi connectivity for instant sharing and uploads, along with a host of other features like a remote viewfinder through their new …

Test Drive: Lexus ES 300H

Test-driving Lexus' sportiest ES to date, now in hybrid

As Lexus strives to improve its public image, the company recently revamped the previously somewhat frumpish ES in a pair of 2013 models that first debuted at last month’s New York Auto Show: the ES 300H and ES 350. With a lower, wider and longer body, spindle grill and clean front-to-back lines, the car represents a beaut of a sedan for the entry-level luxury market. …

Touareg Rare Beast

Volkswagen offers the first-ever supercharged hybrid SUV in a luxurious limited edition

Taking advantage of a sunny day in New York City, we recently put Volkswagen’s new 2011 Supercharged Hybrid Touareg to the test on a trip to Brooklyn for some of the best pizza in town. VW describes this limited edition Touareg as “a rare beast” that can be likened to the white buffalo—strong, silent, and few in numbers. With panoramic glass consuming almost the entire …