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Engadget
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A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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

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
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78
 

User Reviews

90
Ashuaria Lee
The image quality is more than I've expected. 1 inch sensor is amazing.Lens...read more
100
Muhammad Zumair Qureshi
Brilliant camera and lense
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Model
9mm lens

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Samsung NX
Resolution (effective)
20.5 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Image stabilization
None
Memory card
MicroSD

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Samsung NX)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
20.5 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Other (13.2x8.8 mm)
Image stabilization
None
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (External (shoe)) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (21 points) (Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":30, "2":16000} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Location support
No
Orientation sensor
Yes
Red-eye removal
Yes
Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Time lapse mode
No
6 fps (max)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine, Iq super fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (H264, Mpeg4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Micro-USB port)
WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
650
Model
9-27mm lens

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Samsung NX
Resolution (effective)
20.5 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Image stabilization
None
Memory card
MicroSD

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Samsung NX)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
20.5 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Other (13.2x8.8 mm)
Image stabilization
None
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (External (shoe)) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (21 points) (Af tracking, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":30, "2":16000} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Location support
No
Orientation sensor
Yes
Red-eye removal
Yes
Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Time lapse mode
No
16001 fps (max)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine, Iq super fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (H264, Mpeg4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Micro-USB port)
WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
530