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Samsung’s award-winning NX10 compact system camera has been updated. We look at the improvements made in the NX11

Samsung NX11 review at a glance:

  • 14.6-million-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3in, 614,000-dot AMOLED screen
  • ISO 3200
  • 921,000-dot EVF
  • i-Function lens compatibility
  • Panoramic mode
  • Street price around £470 with 18-55mm kit lens

Samsung NX11 review – Introduction

When we named the Samsung NX10 as our Advanced Compact System Camera of the Year in our 2011 AP Awards, we did so because it strikes the ideal balance between good image quality from its 14.1-million-pixel, APS-C-format sensor, and the build and handling that one would expect of a DSLR.

The launch of the even more compact NX100 saw the introduction of a faster AF system to the NX range, as well as the new i-Function lenses. These new optics have a button on the side that allows certain exposure and shooting settings to be controlled via the lens, making adjustments quick and easy to apply.

Back in January, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung announced that the NX10 was to be updated, and the new model would be called the NX11. The new camera would be based around the NX10, but the upgrades would include many of the features of the NX100.

  • Built-in Flash: Yes – GN 11m @ ISO 100, with a 28mm angle (equivalent to 35mm)
  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter
  • Output Size: 4592x3056 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type: EVF VGA 640x480 pixels, 921,000 dots
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC and SDXC
  • LCD: 3in AMOLED with 614,000 dots
  • Field of View: Approx 100%
  • AF Points: 15 mode or up to 35 in close-up mode, auto or manual selection possible
  • Sensor: CMOS with 14.6 million effective pixels
  • White Balance Bracket: No
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/180sec
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.5x
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Exposure Modes: Smart auto, program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual, lens priority
  • Weight: 355g (without battery or card/s)
  • Shutter Speeds: 30secs-1/4000sec in 1/3EV steps plus bulb
  • Power: Rechargeable BP1310 Li-Ion battery
  • File Format: Raw (SRW), JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Drive Mode: 3fps up to 10 shots in JPEG mode, 3fps for 3 shots in raw mode
  • Exposure Comp: ±3EV in 1/3EV steps
  • Lens Mount: Samsung NX
  • ISO: ISO 100-3200
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, single AF, continuous AF, face detection
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Dimensions: 123x87x39.8mm
  • Metering System: Multi-segment, centreweighted and spot
  • Compression: 3-stage JPEG
  • Tested as: Enthusiast level CSC
  • Dioptre Adjustment: -4.0 to +2 dioptre, 20.2mm eye point
  • White Balance: Auto, 6 presets, plus manual and custom

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