Samsung NX11

Released December, 2010
  • 14 MP
  • APS-C 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" OLED
The depth and weight obviously increase when the supplied poly-carbonate mounted 18-55mm kit lens is fitted, making the NX11 instantly more DSLR-like, but fitting the 30mm pancake lens creates a compact overall package that will particularly suit street photographers looking for an indiscrete camera.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
8.7 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX11

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Samsung NX11
8.1
PEN E-PL5
8.9
NX1100
8.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Samsung NX11
n.d.
PEN E-PL5
n.d.
NX1100
n.d.
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Samsung NX11
10.0
PEN E-PL5
10.0
NX1100
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Samsung NX11
8.8
PEN E-PL5
9.5
NX1100
9.3
Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

8.7

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Samsung NX11
8.7
PEN E-PL5
9.3
NX1100
9.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX11

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Samsung NX11
553 ISO
Samsung NX30
1,014 ISO
PEN E-PL5
889 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Samsung NX11
2,400 LPH
Nikon 1 J2
2,000 LPH
Samsung NX10
2,200 LPH

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Samsung NX11
3 fps
Nikon 1 J2
60 fps
Samsung NX30
9 fps

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Samsung NX11
22.7 bits
Nikon 1 J2
21.3 bits
Samsung NX30
23.5 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Samsung NX11
10.8 ev
Samsung NX20
12.9 ev
NX1100
12.5 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung NX11


9.0
The large 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS megapixel sensor used in the NX11 produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-400, with ISO 800 also looking good.

6.0

Overall

7.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

Optical image stabilisation is supplied via the lenses, rather than being built-in to the camera body as with the Olympus cameras.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
On the front of the Samsung NX11 is a small focus-assist and self-timer indicator lamp, lens release button, the NX lens mount, rubberised hand-grip, and a handy and un-expected Depth of Field Preview button.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
The NX11 is relatively tiny when twinned with the 30mm pancake lens, but the 18-55mm and especially the 50-200mm lens are quite a lot bigger and heavier than their MFT's equivalents.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)

Sensor

The NX11 has a 14.6 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, which is physically the same size as those used in entry-level DSLRs and notably larger than the MFT sensor, promising better image quality especially at higher ISO values.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
All of the sample images in this Review were taken using the 14.6 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 5.5Mb.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
The NX11 does apply quite a lot of noise reduction to the JPEGs, as demonstrated by the RAW files which have more noise at the comparable high ISO settings.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)

Focus

One slight annoyance is the loose action of the AF/MF switch on the 18-55mm lens - on more than one occasion it had been inadvertently moved to a different setting when stored in a shoulder bag.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
Styled like a mini-DSLR, the NX11 incorporates a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor, large 3 inch AMOLED LCD screen, built-in pop-up flash, fast contrast auto-focus system, 720p HD movies and Supersonic Dust Reduction system.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
The i-Function button provides a quick way of accessing certain key settings, and is well suited to the NX11 with its electronic viewfinder where you can hold it up to your eye, press the button and turn the focus ring with your left hand, and grip the camera with your right.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)

Image quality

Colours were vibrant without being over-saturated in the default Standard Picture Wizard mode, and you can always choose Vivid if you want even more punch or one of the other seven presets to change the mood of your JPEG images, with three customisable settings alo available.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
The NX11 has a wide range of manual controls plus a Smart Auto function which automatically selects the best shooting mode, while the Smart Range feature captures detail in both the bright and dark areas of the picture.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
Having said that, the NX11 offers intuitive handling, especially for beginners, great image quality and fantastic value for money, and is still competitive with the best that the other manufacturers can offer.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)

Screen

The NX11's 3-inch, 614,000-dot rear LCD screen is very impressive, incorporating AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology that provides a number of key advantages over traditional LCD screens.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
It has a 0.86x magnification and offers 100% field of view, but the resolution is an impressive but lower 921,000 dots and it only operates at 30fps rather than 60fps as on the Panasonic G2 and GH2.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)
The NX11 does have a handy eye sensor underneath the EVF, which switches seamlessly between the LCD screen and the EVF when you hold it up to your eye, saving battery power and removing the unwanted distraction of the LCD display.
by Photography Blog (Apr, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 14 MP
Resolution 4592 x 3056
Size APS-C
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 26.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Continuous shooting 3 fps, JPEG

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None

video

Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No

display

Type OLED
Size 3"
Resolution 614 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic

form factor

Size 123 x 87 x 40 mm
Thickness 40 mm
Weight 499 g
Is weather sealed No
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