Samsung NX mini summary
Samsung NX mini is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera originally launched on March of 2014. The camera features a 20.5MP, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
The NX mini is placed #63 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over-all #306 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should try out our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
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Samsung NX mini Gallery
You can see the NX mini from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung NX mini Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung NX mini based on things that are generally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Samsung NX mini Sensor info
The sensor specification in the Samsung NX mini is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor can capture 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20.5MP and includes a standard ISO range of 160 - 12800. This ISO can be increased digitally to 100 - 25600. RAW files are saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The image below shows the NX mini's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The NX mini sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung NX mini dimensions
Samsung NX mini weighs in at 0.43 lb (196 grams / 6.91 ounces) & has outer proportions of 110mm x 62mm x 23mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 grams so the Samsung NX mini is less heavy when compared with other competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The following is a photo of the Samsung NX mini beside a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show you the button arrangement on the NX mini.
Samsung NX mini Lens info
The NX mini works with the Samsung NX-M mount and has 2 lenses on sale. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the NX mini.
Samsung NX mini Connectivity
The NX mini has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send images and at times change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Samsung NX mini Video info
The max video quality in the Samsung NX mini is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance for video quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to crop. Although the camera offers a mic socket, it is sadly missing a headphone socket so you will not be able to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Samsung NX mini Weather Sealing
Samsung NX mini does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions might damage the camera.
Samsung NX mini Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX mini features a 3 inch tilting screen boasting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you can shift focus point plus change settings using your fingers.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details for Samsung NX mini are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are particularly helpful.
Samsung NX mini Shutter info
Samsung NX mini can shoot continuously at 6.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/16000s.
Samsung NX mini Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung NX mini features both built in flash along with external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/200s.
Samsung NX mini Autofocus info
Samsung NX mini features just Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection making it valuable for portraits.
The Sensor features 21 focus points to select from. Samsung NX mini has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to change focus points. Samsung NX mini features manual focusing if needed for low light or you want more exact focusing control.
Samsung NX mini Battery life
The battery pack (B740) for the Samsung NX mini is built to last for 650 photos as per the CIPA standards which is above the usual when compared to its category. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini has got the maximum (650) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Samsung NX mini for different kinds of photography
The following graph shows a outline of the Samsung NX mini for different kinds of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Samsung NX mini
The Samsung NX mini gets a score of 71 which is very good, meaning that it is a very decent choice for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support plus the flexibility to work with external lighting.
Samsung NX mini Street photography features
Coming in at a wonderful rating of 81, the Samsung NX mini is a fantastic option for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Samsung NX mini
A moderate sports photography score of 55 means the Samsung NX mini is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Samsung NX mini
Weight is very important when selecting a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung NX mini gets a impressive 76 as a travel camera which is a fantastic choice to purchase for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Samsung NX mini
For anyone who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung NX mini with it's above average rating of 69 for a landscape camera is a very decent choice within the current marketplace.
Samsung NX mini Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung NX mini is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful score of 38.
Samsung NX mini Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the NX mini, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram just below provides you a bird's eye view of the NX mini compared to it's highest rated competitors shown earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might consider as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.