Meet the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera, the 20.5-million-pixel Samsung NX mini. Read the Samsung NX mini review...

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Samsung NX mini review


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Samsung NX mini review – Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video

The resolution of the NX mini’s 3in TFT LCD touchscreen is relatively low at 460,800 dots compared to the 1.037-million-dot LCD on the Nikon 1 J4 and 1.036-million-dot screen of Panasonic’s GM1, but it’s the only one that can flip up. In use, I found the display a little dark and obviously lacking the sharpness of its competitors, but it’s not a deal breaker as you can, of course, connect it wirelessly to another device with a better display for situations where monitoring your images in greater quality is essential.

Being able to tilt the screen 180° is useful for more than just taking self-portraits; it’s also great for composing shots lower than eye level without having to crouch, or even from ground level. I utilised this feature a lot, especially when taking pictures of wildlife and plants.

I found the touchscreen responsive and all the settings I wanted to change were quite easy to find and adjust using the touchscreen alone. It’s not as fast as having dedicated dials and wheels, but it’s one of the better touchscreen shooting experiences I’ve had compared to other cameras.

Video can be recorded in full HD 1920×1080-pixel resolution, but it is restricted to a frame rate of 30fps, no matter what resolution is selected. It’s limiting, but probably not a big concern for people who will be considering this camera.

  1. 1. Samsung NX mini at a glance:
  2. 2. Samsung NX mini review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Samsung NX mini review - Metering
  4. 4. Samsung NX mini review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Samsung NX mini review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Samsung NX mini review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Samsung NX mini review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Samsung NX mini review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Samsung NX mini review - Our verdict
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