Samsung NX mini Review

June 5, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


Compact system cameras pack DSLR image quality and lens flexibility into more pocketable packaging, but what if a regular CSC setup is still too bulky? Enter the NX mini. This lives up to its name by being the slimmest and lightest CSC to date and it’s also available with a pair of new, ultra-compact lenses. Choose from a pocket-friendly 9mm, f/3.5 prime optic or a 9-27mm, f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens incorporating OIS image stabilisation. Images are captured by a 1-inch, 20.5 megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor and the camera will also record RAW files, Full HD 1080p video and shoot at up to 6fps at full resolution. To ensure the NX mini gets maximum attention, it boasts a flip-up 3.0-inch touch-sensitive monitor so you’ll no longer have to guess your selfie compositions. Finally there’s advanced Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC pairing, plus a free copy of Adobe Lightroom 5 to add even more value to the competitive £400/$449.99/€399 for camera and 9mm lens.

Ease of Use

Proving that less can still be more, the Samsung NX mini’s 22.5mm thickness means it should slip into most pockets or handbags without issue. Other CSC bodies come close to matching Samsung’s sleekness, but where their compactness is often lost when you mount a dirty great lens on the front, the NX mini’s 9mm pancake lens adds only a 12.5mm protrusion and weighs just 31g. Of course if you want more focal length flexibility you’ll need the 9-27mm zoom optic, which at 29.5mm-long makes the camera a little less pocketable, but still impressively small.

Although the camera itself weighs just 158g, it doesn’t feel fragile. The body may be predominantly plastic, but it’s surprisingly solid and the textured leather-look adds to the quality feel. The brushed metal top panel and buttons also add style without much weight, and if the plain white finish of our review sample doesn’t fit your image, mint green, pink, brown and black versions are also available. The only downside of such sleek lines is a lack of a front finger grip and the slippery rear thumb rest.

Anybody upgrading from a regular compact camera should get the hang of the NX mini’s controls pretty quickly. The rear panel has a typical selection of video record, playback, delete and mode buttons, as well as a directional dial. Up top is the shutter release and power button, and directly beside this is a dedicated control for accessing the camera’s Wi-Fi connectivity. However as this is the same size as the power button and located just a centimetre away from it, it’s easy to mistake for the power button.

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Front Rear

Although the rear panel controls are well-spaced and easy to use, it’s a pity there isn’t the convenience of a proper mode dial. Fortunately this is less problematic than it could be thanks to the Samsung NX mini’s touch-screen controls. These are pleasantly responsive and are usually quicker and more intuitive use than the physical buttons. Just tap the Fn (Function) button on screen to instantly access a pallet of essential shooting options. Tapping the screen to set your focus point is also just as easy and makes the transition from smartphone photography much slicker.

Samsung’s experience in the smartphone sector also shines in the NX mini’s menu system. Where many of the more established camera brands make do with interfaces reminiscent of Windows 98, the NX mini is bang up to date with clear and attractive menus and large, colourful icons. It’s more style than substance, but hey, that’s a large part of this camera’s appeal.

Another major feature that should win it attention from the fashion-conscious is the screen’s flipping ability. Flick it up 180 degrees and hey presto, an instant view of your own grinning noggin. The design isn’t as flexible as some as it won’t fold downward to help you compose high-level shots, but then it does have a different party piece. When you’re ready to snap that selfie, just wink at the screen and the camera’s nifty face detection system automatically fires the shutter two seconds later.

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Side Top

Fancy frills aside, the display itself is more mundane. Its 460k-dot resolution is adequate but not particularly crisp and although viewing angles are very good, you’ll need to crank the screen brightness to the max when under sunlight, and even then it’s far from the brightest of monitors.

In such situations you’re left to rely on the Samsung NX mini’s automatic matrix metering to ensure shots are accurately exposed, and whilst usually reliable, we found several occasions where up to a stop of positive exposure compensation was necessary to enhance some dull shots. Autofocussing is more dependable though, quickly and accurately locking on to a subject in good light and only slowing fractionally in darker conditions.

But dim light can catch the NX mini out in other ways. The trade-off for having such a slim and light 9mm lens is that it doesn’t incorporate any form of image stabilisation, hence it’s harder to shoot sharp shots in low light than you may expect. Using higher ISO settings helps matters, though this naturally comes at the expense of image quality. Fortunately the 9-27mm zoom lens does get Samsung’s Optical Image Stabilisation.

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Front Battery Compartment

One area where Samsung shows the competition a thing or two is wireless connectivity. Plenty of cameras sport conventional Wi-Fi to share your images to a smart device, but the NX mini’s Photo Beam feature lets you transfer photos by simply tapping the camera against your smartphone. Fancy sending photos automatically as you capture them? Autoshare will do exactly that, plus you can control the camera remotely and even using it as a baby monitor that’ll transmit a live video feed with alerts to your phone. Features like PhotoBeam do require an NFC-equipped smart device though, so be sure to check your phone or tablet’s spec to see if it’s got the tech.

Something which anyone will be able to appreciate is the NX mini’s battery life. You’d be forgiven for thinking a camera this svelte would have a similarly small power plant, but Samsung has managed to pack in a whopping 2330mAh-capacity rechargeable cell, giving roughly twice the juice of your average camera battery. That translates to a very impressive 650 shots-per-charge, and though this figure is based on using the 9mm fixed focal length lens, the 9-27mm zoom optic should only demand marginally more power. But whichever lens you use, you can rest easy knowing the NX mini will keep on shooting long after most of its rivals require a recharge.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the NX mini isn’t compatible out-of-the-box with normal NX Mount lenses. It uses a new, smaller NX M Mount system which will only accept the 9mm and 9-27mm NX mini lenses. Samsung has released an adaptor to allow regular NX lenses to mount to the NX mini, though it’s fairly pricey and also currently illusive in the UK.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20.5 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb.

A big draw of compact system cameras is they tend to use larger sensors than typical compact cameras. The NX mini is no exception, however where many other Samsung NX cameras use large APS-C-sized sensors, the NX mini uses a considerably smaller 1-inch device. In theory a smaller sensor makes it more prone to image noise and less able to capture fine detail, but thankfully the NX mini doesn't fall too deep into such pitfalls.

In good light and at lower ISO sensitivities images have vibrant colours with plenty of detail, though don't expect quite the same sharpness as an APS-C sensor can generate. ISO800 shots are almost as crisp, and even ISO1600 images maintain high levels of detail and eliminate colour speckling. ISO3200 sees fine details falling foul of noise reduction processing, but images are still very usable at this setting and it's only at ISO6400 that detail loss and blotchy colours become distracting.

What's more likely to smear detail is the lack of image stabilisation in the 9mm lens. Although the camera will use higher sensor sensitivities to keep shutter speeds fast, without a sensor-shift stabilisation system built into the camera body you'll need to hold very steady indoors to avoid blurred shots from slight camera shake.

The 9mm lens itself isn't a pin-sharp performer either, though corner sharpness is consistent with the centre of frame and it does a great job of avoiding chromatic aberration (purple fringing) in high contrast areas. The NX mini itself doesn't have an overly wide dynamic range, however its tendency to slightly underexpose some contrasty scenes does at least mean highlights are rarely blown and shadows can be lifted in post-production.


The NX mini has eight sensitivity settings available at full resolution, ranging between ISO160 and ISO12800.

ISO 160 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

Seven quality options can be selected for recorded photos. Three JPEG compression settings – Super Fine, Fine and Normal – result in file sizes around 8MB, 5MB and 3.5MB respectively. You can also shoot RAW and have files around 20MB a piece, or use a combination of RAW with one of the three JPEG quality options.

20M SuperFine (7.87Mb) (100% Crop) 20M Fine (4.87Mb) (100% Crop)
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20M Normal (3.25Mb) (100% Crop)  


Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening level.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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The camera's built-in flash includes seven modes: Smart Flash (which adapts to the amount of ambient lighting), Auto, Auto Red-eye, Fill in, Fill in Red, 1st curtain and 2nd curtain modes. Our testing showed the flash produces only minor vignetting with the 9mm lens from a distance of 1.5m and successfully eliminates any trace of red-eye. If the GN4-rated internal flash doesn't pack enough punch, then the NX mini has a socket on its top panel which can accept the NX mini external flash which has a GN7 rating.

Off - Wide Angle (9mm)

Fill-in - Wide Angle (9mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Fill-in or the Fill-in + Red-eye reduction settings caused any red-eye.


Fill-in (100% Crop)
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Fill-in + Red-eye reduction

Fill-in + Red-eye reduction (100% Crop)

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The camera's Smart mode also includes a Night setting. This isn't a long exposure mode, though in our testing a relatively slow shutter speed of 1/8-second still meant a tripod was necessary to avoid camera shake when using the unstabilised 9mm lens.


Night (100% Crop)

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Picture Wizard

Enter the Picture Wizard menu and a further nine colour effects are revealed: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm and Classic, plus an extra three custom colour preset settings.



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Smart Filters

Samsung equips the NX mini with just four Smart Filters: Vignetting, miniature, Sketch and Fish Eye.



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Fish Eye

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The NX mini will automatically capture panoramic shots. Enter the Smart mode, select ‘Panorama', then press and hold the shutter whilst sweeping right, left, up or down. Unlike many cameras which force you to keep panning for at least 120 degrees, the NX mini will let you stop the pan wherever you like, although whatever the width, the end results are downsized to around 1050 vertical pixels.

Horizontal Panorama

Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Samsung NX mini camera, which were all taken using the 20.5 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 30.8Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Samsung NX mini

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Front of the Samsung NX mini / Tilting LCD Screen

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Front of the Samsung NX mini / Tilting LCD Screen

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Rear of the Samsung NX mini

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Rear of the Samsung NX mini / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Samsung NX mini / Main Menu

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Top of the Samsung NX mini

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Bottom of the Samsung NX mini

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Side of the Samsung NX mini


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Side of the Samsung NX mini

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Front of the Samsung NX mini

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Rear of the Samsung NX mini / Main Menu

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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment


To some extent the Samsung NX mini will always be a balance of compromise. Its small size means you get a smaller than average sensor for a CSC, which in turn adversely affects image quality. Fortunately this isn't severely reduced and is certainly a major step up from a normal compact camera, but if you're a stickler for capturing every last detail and want crystal clear shots at high ISO settings, most Micro Four Thirds or APS-C-sized sensors will trump the NX mini.

However it's easy to get hung up on outright image quality when in fact the NX mini's pocketable size will be far more important in the real world than pixel-perfect image quality. Decked out with the 9mm pancake lens, the NX mini is every bit as portable as a chubby compact camera, though of course you'll need to move about more to compensate for the lack of focal range.

But it's the restricted lens choice that's currently the NX mini's biggest issue. Should the camera sell well then we'd hope Samsung will develop more compatible lenses, but as it stands there's no telephoto option and the 9mm lens' f/3.5 maximum aperture is both small for a prime lens and indeed no better than the 9-27mm optic can achieve. Granted, the NX M mount adaptor lets regular NX-series lenses be used on the NX mini, but not without adding extra bulk, weight and expense.

A lack of lens choice will undoubtedly concern established CSC and DSLR fans, but it's not a complete deal-breaker if you're used to the fixed focal length of a smartphone and can hold steady to compensate for the 9mm lens' lack of stabilisation. Plus, with 20.5 megapixels on tap, cropping in on distant subjects partly addresses the need for a telephoto lens.

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. In this respect the NX mini hits its mark, and once you factor the touch-screen control, fun features and great Wi-Fi connectivity; the NX mini stands an even better chance of winning over smartphone photographers than most of its rivals.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 4
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Samsung NX mini.

Canon EOS M

The Canon EOS M is a new compact system camera that boasts 18 megapixels, full 1080p high-definition videos with continuous auto-focusing, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the EOS M include a 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-25,600, and a flash hotshoe. Is Canon's new mirrorless model a real contender? Read our Canon EOS M review to find out...

Fujifilm X-A1

The Fujifilm X-A1 is a new entry-level compact system camera. The retro-styled X-A1 offers a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, built-in flash and hotshoe, wi-fi connectivity, 5.6fps burst shooting, tilting LCD screen and Full HD video recording. Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-A1 review now...

Nikon 1 S1

The Nikon 1 S1 is the new entry-level model in Nikon's compact system camera line-up. The S1 offers 10 megapixels, 60fps burst shooting, 1080p movies, a 3-inch LCD screen, and a small and light body. Read our in-depth Nikon 1 S1 review now...

Olympus E-PL5

The Olympus E-PL5 is a new compact system camera that offers a lot more than first meets the eye. Also known as the PEN Lite, the EPL5 has exactly the same image sensor and processing engine as the flagship OM-D E-M5. It also boasts the World's fastest autofocus system, a 3 inch tilting LCD display, full 1080p HD movies, and an extensive range of creative filters. Read our in-depth Olympus E-PL5 review to find out if it's a true bargain or not...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

At first glance the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 looks like an up-market compact camera, but it's actually a tiny interchangeable lens model. Small enough to fit into a coat pocket yet still offering a large Micro Four Thirds image sensor, the diminutive Panasonic Lumix GM1 is taking aim at not just the obvious CSC competition, but also the growing premium compact market too. Read our full Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review, complete with full-size JPEG and RAW sample images...

Pentax Q7

The new Pentax Q7 is the smallest compact system camera on the market. Offering a new 1/1.7"-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor, improved low-light auto focus and an upgraded Shake Reduction mechanism, can the Q7 compete with its bigger rivals? Read our Pentax Q7 review to find out...

Sony A5000

The A5000 is Sony's new entry-level compact system camera for 2014. The Sony A5000 is one of the smallest, lightest and cheapest mirrorless cameras on the market, featuring a 20 megapixel APS-C sensor, 1080i HD movies, 3 inch tilting screen, built-in wif-fi/NFC connectivity, and a pop-up flash. Read our in-depth Sony A5000 review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW files and movies...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Samsung NX mini from around the web. »

The Samsung NX Mini is a new mirrorless camera from Samsung, with a 20 megapixel 1inch BSI CMOS sensor, a compact camera body and has been introduced with a number of compact lenses. The camera has a tilting 3inch touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi for sharing to social networks and smartphones. The Samsung NX Mini is available for £399 with a 9mm f/3.5 pancake lens, and comes bundled with Adobe Lightroom 5.
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If there's one thing Samsung is known for, it's spotting a gap. Not only a gap in the market, but often also a gap in its own products. You only need to look at the range of screen and panel options in its phone and tablet line-ups to see this, with almost every dimension between four and 12 inches safely in the bag.
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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.
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The compact system camera has been around long enough now that we're starting to see more and more from each manufacturer. At first they were seen as something to take on the mighty DSLR, and while that's still true, there's also a growing number of smaller compact system cameras which find their competition more readily within the compact arena.
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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)


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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)


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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


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


  • 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


  • 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

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