Samsung NX mini Review

Overall Score

68

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 62 x 23 mm, 196g.
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Samsung NX mini Overview


First introduced in March, 2014, Samsung NX mini is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Samsung NX mini comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX mini

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX mini ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Samsung NX mini has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung NX mini


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX mini with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 650 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
1/16000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
196g Light Body
21 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Type Scores

Samsung NX mini has an Overall Score of 68/100 and ranked #103 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #199 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Samsung NX mini Scores
Imaging score
54
Features score
68
Value for money score
82
Portability score
96
Overall score
68
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX mini


Samsung NX mini weighs 196g and has external dimensions of 110 x 62 x 23mm (4.33 x 2.44 x 0.91"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Samsung NX mini is 127 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Samsung NX mini is less by 5mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX mini
196g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX mini
23mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX mini with the dimensions:

Samsung NX mini

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX mini Dimensions NX mini
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 196 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 196 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Samsung NX300 Samsung NX300 331 g 196 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 196 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Samsung NX1000 Samsung NX1000 222 g 196 g 114 x 63 x 37 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Samsung NX500 Samsung NX500 287 g 196 g 120 x 64 x 43 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 196 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 196 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 110 x 62 x 23 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX mini


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX mini
Announced March, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Samsung NX-M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2.7
Number of Lenses 2
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 21
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/16000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Smart Flash, auto, auto + redeye reduction, fill-in, fill-in + redeye reduction, 1st curtain, 2nd curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model B740
Physical
Weight 196 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 62 x 23 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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