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″)|
Which camera should I get?
(By the way, I'm not only a newbie to the forums, but to interchangeable lens cameras) I currently have a Canon Powershot SX500 and I'd like to get an upgrade. Preferably to a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. If you look at my vsco site, you can see that I don't necessarily have a preference in what I photograph (I take pictures of animals, landscape, food, buildings, etc.) so the camera would have to be pretty versatile. I also would prefer if the camera is at least somewhat portable and image quality is very important. My price range is at $800 max. Some cameras that caught my attention were the Samsung NX Mini, Olympus Pen Series, Olympus OM-D E-M10, Fujifilm X-A1/M1, and the SONY Alpha NEX-6. Any suggestions / opinions?
If image quality is very important, then you want a larger sensor. This favours the NEX-6 (or its successor the A6000) over the others. However, they are all good cameras. Browse around the respective forums here and at Getdpi.com, and where possible "view original", to see if you can see any obvious quality difference. Continue Reading
If you typically shoot jpeg the Fuji's need further inspection. They are also good with low light and the 18-55 f2.8-4.0 is an incredibly good standardzoom, so is the 55-200 tele. Though Fuji primes are rather expensive. Maybe a small dslr like the Canon 100D, very small though not pocketable. It has the EF mount so it will take all EF and EF-S lenses, Canon and third party. It also has an OVF. Sony NEX 6 is a nice camera though I found the handling (even with standardzoom) a bit odd, this may just be a personal thing. So the bottomline I guess is what you prefer. To find out go to a store and try them. Another very important thing would be the lens, see if you already can find out what lens(es) you'd like to have. It boils down to a couple of things. Lenses,handling,size, tilting screen etc. These are personal things so what works for me may not work for you. Continue Reading
I wouldn't bet on the Samsung NX mini just yet. It's still an unproven camera, and from the pictures and first impressions posts online, it doesn't seem very well designed ergonomically. There's no point in buying a Sony Alpha NEX-6, when its direct successor, the Alpha a6000, is already on the market, and sells for $800 with the same kit lens. It seems like a massive upgrade in both image quality (thanks to the new sensor) and AF performance and flexibility (thanks to the plethora of phase-detection autofocus points). It hasn't been properly reviewed just yet (I know that The Camera Store TV already has a video up) so I'm waiting on a thorough, in-depth review here on dpreview.com before I pass my judgement. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is, however, a proven performer. It's not the beast that the Alpha a6000 promises to be, but it still ticks all the right boxes. My suggestion would be to wait patiently for in-depth reviews of the a6000 before going through with a purchase. But even if ... Continue Reading
NX Mini with legacy manual lenses?
I'm using a lot of old manual-focus lenses on Sony E/FE bodies, but I have some lenses where the 18mm flange distance is just too big -- so I'm very curious about the NX Mini. I've been designing and 3D printing my own lens adapters, so I'm not too worried about being able to mechanically fit these lenses on an NX-M mount, but a few questions: (1) Are there detailed specs for the NX-M mount anywhere? In particular, what is the flange distance? 3D printing allows me to make adapters by reverse engineering from a lens combined with trial and error about the flange distance, but I'd prefer to build from real specs.... (2) Is there any problem with using lenses that have no electronic coupling? For example, many ...
ad 1) the tech specs just list the dimensions : 27.5 x 69.5 x 57.5mm ad 2) there is no issue as such but I believe there will be similar PIN based solution in that NX-M adapter to detect the state= ens attached. (this is often an issue with low quality spec'd adapters preventing the NX to detect the lens) ad3) I have not seen anything other than the NX-M one Continue Reading