Samsung NX mini Review

June 5, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Type BSI CMOS
  • Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8mm
  • Effective Pixel Approx. 20.5
  • Total Pixel Approx. 20.9
  • Colour Filter RGB primary colour filter

Lens Mount

  • Mount Samsung NX-M Mount
  • Usable Lens Samsung NX-M Lenses

Image Stabilisation

  • Type Lens Shift (depends on Lens)
  • Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

Distortion Correct

  • Distortion Correct LDC On / Off (depends on Lens)

Display

  • Type TFT LCD with Touch Panel (C-type Touch Control Enabled)
  • Size 75.2mm (3")
  • Resolution HVGA (320 x 480) 460.8k dots
  • Field of View Approx. 100
  • Guide Display Yes

Focusing

  • Type Contrast AF
  • Focusing point Selection: 1point (Free selection), Multi: Normal 21points, Closeup 35points, Face Detection: Max. 10 faces, Object Tracking AF
  • Mode Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
  • AF-Assist Lamp Yes

Shutter

  • Speed Auto: 1/16000sec. ~ 30sec, Manual: 1/16000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time: 4min)

Exposure

  • Metering System TTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment, Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot, Metering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 160 · 9mm, F3.5)
  • Compensation ±3EV (1/3EV step)
  • AE Lock CUSTOM Key applicable
  • ISO Equivalent Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step), Extension settable: ISO 100, 25600 * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 3200)

Drive Mode

  • Mode Single, Continuous, Burst (5M), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW / Depth)
  • Continuous JPEG: 6fps, Burst (5M): 30fps / 15fps / 10fps selectable, RAW: 6fps
  • Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth
  • Self-Timer 2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)

Flash

  • Type Built in Flash
  • Mode Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
  • Guide Number 4.9 (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4 (at ISO 100, 24mm)
  • Angle of View Coverage 24mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
  • Sync Speed Less than 1/200
  • Flash Compensation -2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
  • External Flash Samsung NX mini External Flash available (SEF7A: Optional) *Guide Number: 8 (at ISO 160, 24mm), 7 (at ISO 100, 24mm)
  • Synchro (Flash attachment) External Flash Port

White Balance

  • Micro Adjustment Each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis
  • Mode Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range Expansion OFF / Smart Range+ / HDR

Effect

  • Picture Wizard Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
  • Smart Filter Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye

Still

  • Mode Auto, Smart, Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Wi-Fi
  • Smart Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot, Food, Parties and Indoors
  • Image Size JPEG (3 : 2): 20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode only, JPEG (16 : 9): 16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080), JPEG (1 : 1): 13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024), RAW: 20M (5472 x 3648)
  • Quality Super fine, Fine, Normal, RAW, RAW+S.Fine, RAW+Fine, RAW+Normal
  • Colour Space SRGB, Adobe RGB

Video

  • Format MP4 (H.264)
  • Compression Movie: H.264, Sound: AAC
  • Mode Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Image Size 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (for Sharing)
  • Frame Rate 30fps
  • Multi-Motion Recording x0.25 (640, 320 only), x1, x5, x10, x20
  • Quality HQ, Normal
  • Sound Mono

Image Play

  • Type Single image, Thumbnails (15 / 28 images), Slide show, Movie

Edit

  • Still Smart Filter (Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Sketch, Fish Eye, Classic, Retro, Oil Paint, Cartoon, Ink Painting, Cross Filter, Zooming Shot), Red-eye fix, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Auto adjustment, Saturation, RGB adjustment, Colour Temperature, Exposure
  • Movie Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

Memory

  • External Media MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, UHS-I MicroSD Support
  • Capacity (2GB) 20M: RAW 55, 20M (3 : 2): Super Fine 160, Fine 290, Normal 398, 10.1M (3 : 2): Super Fine 288, Fine 486, Normal 630, 5.9M (3 : 2): Super Fine 435, Fine 679, Normal 835, 2M (3 : 2): Super Fine 831, Fine 1081, Normal 1201, Burst (5M): Super Fine 489, Fine 743, Normal 899, 16.9M (16 : 9): Super Fine 186, Fine 332, Normal 450, 7.8M (16 : 9): Super Fine 355, Fine 577, Normal 730, 4.9M (16 : 9): Super Fine 497, Fine 752, Normal 908, 2.1M (16 : 9): Super Fine 1546, Fine 2804, Normal 3847, 13.3M (1 : 1) : Super Fine 228, Fine 398, Normal 529, 7M (1 : 1): Super Fine 385, Fine 616, Normal 771, 4M (1 : 1): Super Fine 566, Fine 829, Normal 981, 1.1M (1 : 1): Super Fine 2779, Fine 4690, Normal 6085 Movie: 1920 x 1080 30p: High Quality 17m 00s, Normal 19m 51s, 1280 x 720 30p : High Quality 23m 46s, Normal 29m 38s, 640 x 480 30p: High Quality 52m 57s, Normal 69m 43s, 320 x 240 30p: Normal 235m 48s ※ These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.

Languages

  • Languages 32 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Vietnamese, Romanian)

Network and Wireless Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n support (Smart Camera 3.0) . AutoShare . SNS & Cloud . Email . Auto Backup . Remote View finder Pro . Mobile Link . Samsung Link . Group Share . Photo Beam . Baby Monitor
  • NFC Yes

Interface

  • Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
  • Video Out NTSC, PAL, HDMI 1.3a
  • External Release Yes

Battery

  • Capacity Rechargeable battery: B740AE / B740AC / B740AU / B740AK (3.8V / 2330mAh) * The battery specifications or model may differ depending on your region.
  • Charging DC 5V, 0.55A via Micro USB port
  • Still Image Capturing Time 9mm: 325 min / 650 shots, 9-27mm: 265 min / 530 shots (CIPA Standard)

Physical specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD) 110.4 x 61.9 x 22.5mm
  • Weight 158g
  • Weight (with battery) 196g

Operating Environment

  • Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40
  • Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85

Software

  • Application Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher

System Requirement

  • Windows Intel Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz higher, AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz higher, Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended), Windows 7 / 8, 250MB of available hard-disk space (1GB and above recommend), USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM drive, nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher, 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended), Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
  • Macintosh Mac OS 10.5 or higher (except PowerPC), Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended), Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space, USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM drive