The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Samsung NX mini

Samsung NX mini

from  $489.29+
product image
78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung's NX mini is cheap, pocketable and a lot of fun to shoot with.

Read Full Review
Pros
  • Incredibly compact
  • Dedicated selfie mode
  • Easy-to-use WiFi sharing
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Smaller 1-inch sensor
  • Few physical controls
  • Limited lens selection
78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

100
Zumu
Brilliant camera and lense
90
ashuaria
The image quality is more than I've expected. 1 inch sensor is amazing.Lens...read more
Write a Review

Score Breakdown

 
72
Average Critic Score
Product Review
PC Mag
Samsung's new NX mini mirrorless camera marks the introduction of an entirely new camera system.
Product Review
Imaging Resource
Samsung is taking on a big challenge and going very small. And thin. And light. The new Samsung NX Mini aims to compete head-on with the ever-growing crowd of super-small and ultra-portable compact interchangeable lens cameras.
Product Review
Engadget
We spent a few minutes poking around the mini's menu system and taking some sample shots (which we were required to leave behind). The camera performed well, with speedy focusing and accurate exposure (based on reviewing images on the LCD).
Product Review
Digital Trends
It looks and feels like a pocket camera, yet a large sensor and interchangeable lenses make the NX Mini so much more.
Product Review
Mashable
The NX Mini has great specs for its size: The 1-inch sensor captures pics up to 20.5 megapixels, and it can shoot video in 1080p format at 30 frames per second (H.264). Because of its small size, the controls are closer to a point-and-shoot than a prosumer camera.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
It’s fair to say we were impressed by the NX Mini. Image performance is particularly good from such a sensor, and although we’d happily sacrifice the selfie feature for a more versatile hinge on the screen, the magnesium body and metal lenses are design highlights.
 
70
Digital Trends
Samsung gets the cheers for designing an incredibly small interchangeable lens camera, and it’ll fill a niche with select customers, especially the selfie generation. Photographically, it isn’t strong enough to replace cameras with larger sensors.
 
80
Photography Blog
Ultimately the NX mini is aimed at fashion-conscious, tech-savvy photographers wanting a noticeable boost image quality over a smartphone or compact camera without the bulk of a regular CSC or DSLR.
 
90
ePHOTOzine
The Samsung NX-Mini delivers excellent image quality in an ultra compact mirrorless camera with the best Wi-Fi connectivity currently available.
Product Review
Digital Photography Review
The mini is a curious thing. Its Wi-Fi connectivity and flip-up LCD suggest that it's aimed at a socially-driven user, someone who wants concert photos and pictures of friends and isn't too concerned about changing settings.

Related Video

Samsung NX Mini Sample Footage

Samsung NX Mini Sample Footage

Posted 07.08.14

The Latest

05.08.14
Samsung's new mirrorless camera tries to fuse style with modest specs
38
05.08.14

Samsung's new mirrorless camera tries to fuse style with modest specs

For some, Samsung's NX mini mirrorless camera went too far in catering to the style-minded; while...

View
03.18.14
Samsung's interchangeable-lens NX mini sports 1-inch sensor, fits in your pocket (hands-on)
26
03.18.14

Samsung's interchangeable-lens NX mini sports 1-inch sensor, fits in your pocket (hands-on)

Hey "style-conscious" men and women in your 20s and 30s, Samsung's got a new camera just for you....

View

Sponsored Links