The NX mini is the world's slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera (as of 3/19/14). It's only 22.5mm thick, and with the diminutive 9mm prime it's well within the bounds of jacket-pocketability. The portable and stylish design of the SMART Camera NX mini, along with its stunning image quality makes it the “go-to” device for great photography, allowing users to capture special moments in stunning detail. With NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities, it allows users to take impressive shots that can then be shared quickly and easily, for friends to enjoy in real time.
Samsung NX Mini Mirrorless Camera Kit
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- 20.5 MP BSI-CMOS 1" sensor
- ISO 160 - 12800 (expandable to 100-25600)
- Up to 6 fps continuous shooting
- 1080/30p HD video (MPEG-4/H.264)
- 3" touch screen tilting LCD with 460,800 dots
- P/A/S/M modes
- Raw and Raw+JPEG
- Compatible with Samsung NX-M mount lenses
- microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC memory
- Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Other resolutions||5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 3712 x 2088, 2640 x 2640, 2976 x 1984, 2944 x 1656, 2000 x 2000, 1728 x 1152, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 1024|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 160 - 12800 (extends to 100-25600)|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||21|
|Lens mount||Samsung NX-M|
|Focal length multiplier||2.7×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Touch screen||Yes (Capacitive touchscreen)|
|Screen type||TFT-LCD (180 degree tilt)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/16000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|External flash||Yes (via proprietary hotshoe)|
|Flash modes||Smart Flash, auto, auto + redeye reduction, fill-in, fill-in + redeye reduction, 1st curtain, 2nd curtain|
|Continuous drive||6 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2-30 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (all 30 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with Smart Camera 3.0 features|
|Remote control||Yes (wired)|
|Battery description||B740 lithium-ion battery and USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||650|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||196 g (0.43 lb / 6.91 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 62 x 23 mm (4.33 x 2.44 x 0.91″)|
Three questions for those who have a NX Mini
Hello I have some questions for those who have a NX Mini. - Does it have that function, called "i-zoom" on the other NX, that crops the picture to simulate a zoom ? - I see its 9-27 lens only has one ring, can you focus manually with it, or does this ring only affect the zoom ? - A last question (related to my topic How good is the 20-50mm for close-up ? ), if I want to shot mostly both landscapes and bugs, should I take a NXMini with 9-27 or a NX2000 with 20-50 ? They are about the same price, 220€ for the NX2000 and 250€ for the NX Mini. Wide angle is 24mm on the 9-27 vs 31mm on the 20-50. Minimal focus distance is 14cm on the 9-27 vs 28cm on the 20-50. Anyway I would add a 3+ or 5+ close up lens on it for close up shots. 9-27 has stabilization, 20-50 doesn't. So, seems that the NX Mini would be a better option for me. But NX2000 has a way bigger sensor APS-C vs 1'', which should give better pictures. So I hesitate. What do you think ? Thanks.
Why not just crop the image in post? The result is exactly the same and you would (I assume) be post processing the images anyway. Continue Reading
I don't have the NX mini, but the manual for it is downloadable here: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201406/20140627142325477/NX_mini_English.pdf It might help answer some of your questions. Continue Reading
Anyone used an NX mini with 50-200mm lens?
I have an NX10 and 5 lens' has anyone been using the NX mini adapter with NX lens, especially the 200mm as this would give 540mm of zoom. Also what is the noise like at high iso compared with the nx10? I only use mine upto iso 800 with 1600 being used in rare cases. From the pictures I've seen it looks one stop better despite the smaller sensor. Cheers Peter.
I haven't tried that combination, yet. But the nx-mini is a fantastic camera that I have been enjoying using. I have been surprised by the lack of talk on this forum from users. I just bought mine last week for $349 with the 9mm lens- I get useable pics at ISO 3200 and can even work with the ISO 6400 enough to get by if needed. Samsung is doing itself a disservice by marketing the camera as a "selfie" camera, in my opinion. Continue Reading
Is the panasonic GX1 the cheap and best camera for beginners?
I am looking to buy a new camera primarily for my wife and also for my occasional use My hands shake a lot and image stabilization is a big criteria for me. Also I would love to have manual zoom options which I can play around with. outdoors and zoom would be a plus but I am not sure if I can carry around huge lens for that purpose. I have a canon s3 IS and have rarely used it despite the fact that it takes good pictures and videos. My wife (primary user of the camera) could be taking lots of spontaneous photos, so quick auto-focus would be a key requirement. she will primarily be taking pictures of kids indoors, garden/scenery outdoors and lots of clothes(she sells dress materials on the side) indoors. so image quality indoors needs to be good. accurate colours and texture (glossy colurs should not come across as dull and vice versa) What do you suggest keeping above requirements in mind? I did a brief research of the available options in India As I see it at close to less than ...
I just purchased the G5. I initially ordered the GX1 in amazon India, but the seller sent a note that the compact 14mm f2.5 lens was not available, only the 14-42 lens was available. The price of the missing lens if ordered separately costs a bomb in India (more than the advertised camera kit price) so I hastily dropped the idea of buying the GX1. The same product was also advertised in snapdeal India, but I chose to buy the G5 from snapdeal, as I didnt want to test snapdeal's return/refund policies so lets see how the G5 goes... Ah I just noticed that the Fuji XF1 is selling Rs 1000 cheaper (12000) ~ $190 Very tempting price and bought it immediately before I could change my mind. So now I have booked 2 cameras Panasonic G5 (Rs 19k) ~$300 & Fuji XF1 (Rs 12k)~$200 Continue Reading
$300 for a G5 with 14-42 is a bargain anywhere, but keep in mind that the fast prime lenses for m4/3 don't have Image Stabilization, and there is no IS in the body of the G5 or GX1. It's the newer Panasonic GX7 that has the in-body IS. If Image Stabilization is critical, you'll only have it with the Panasonic zoom lenses. Continue Reading
At present in India, the GX7 seems costlier than Olympus EM5 / EM10, which I thought have a good image stabilization. However the Olympus cameras themselves are 2.5x to 3x the price of Panasonic G5, so the G5 seems the more all round option now? I agree the lens prices of Panasonic are costlier than Olympus / Nikon, but right now I have not given much thought about adding new lenses. maybe once I get used to the camera and discover the features and limitations, or if I get a very good deal then I might think of buying new lenses. Continue Reading