Samsung NX Mini

Released March, 2014
  • 20.5 MP
  • Nikon CX 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The camera's panoramic mode is accessed through Smart Auto and does a good job of stitching together an ultra-wide image – there's not too much evidence of the joins, either.
by TechRadar (May, 2014)
8.3 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX Mini

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NX Mini
n.d.
NX1000
n.d.
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX Mini
6.7
NX1000
6.0
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX Mini
8.2
NX1000
7.9
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NX Mini
8.7
NX1000
9.3
Reviews from dpreview.com, techradar.com and 1001noisycameras.com

8.3

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

NX Mini
8.3
NX1000
8.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX Mini

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX Mini
347 ms
NX1000
598 ms
Samsung NX30
125 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NX Mini
164 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms
Samsung NX30
83 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NX Mini
2,000 ms
Samsung NX30
800 ms
NX1000
1,700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX Mini
6 fps
Nikon 1 J5
60 fps
Nikon 1 S2
0.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NX Mini
650 photos
Nikon 1 J5
250 photos
Nikon 1 S2
270 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX Mini

In The News From around the web

30
May

Samsung NX Mini review

by Amy Davies |
www.techradar.com
Having a tilting touchscreen helps when trying to compose from awkward angles – you can tilt the screen to get a better view of the subject, while tapping the screen to set the autofocus point or fire off the shutter release can be useful if it's difficult to reach physical buttons.
As it's not a power zoom lens, you will need two hands to zoom in and out, which does seem a little awkward considering the small size of the camera – it would otherwise be a perfect candidate for using one-handed.
18
Mar

New Samsung NX Mini camera is officially announced

www.1001noisycameras.com
Joking aside, the first two hypotheticals could be useful for some photographers, "Active" as in weatherproof/waterproof and "Mega" with a big screen for people who like iLC cameras with giant LCD screens.
Today Samsung announced the new "NX Mini" iLC camera, with a 3-inch twist-and-shout screen on the back, a 20.5mp backlit CMOS sensor, 6fps RAW, NFC, pop-up flash, 1080p video, and Lightroom 5 full version included.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type BSI-CMOS
Megapixels 20.5 MP
Resolution 5232 x 3920
Size Nikon CX
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.7x
Pixel size 5.7 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 21
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps
Battery life 650 photos
Continuous shooting 6 fps
Focus lag 347 ms
Shutter lag 164 ms
Startup delay 2,000 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video None

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 460 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 110.5 x 62 x 22.6 mm
Thickness 22.6 mm
Weight 154 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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