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

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Samsung NX11

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Samsung NX11 review


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Our Verdict

Built like a miniature DSLR, the Samsung NX11 compact system camera (CSC) feels and handles like a ‘proper’ camera, and as such it will appeal to enthusiast photographers and those not quite ready to make the jump from a compact to a DSLR.

The image quality is good, with the camera capable of resolving a lot of detail, although when shooting JPEG files the noise reduction can be a little strong as the sensitivity settings increase.

However, the camera really is just the NX10 with a couple of tweaks. I really like the NX11, for the same reasons I like the NX10, but it isn’t a significant upgrade and competition in the CSC market is really hotting up.

In reality, the NX11 is just an upgrade to integrate the i-Function and slightly improved AF. As such, NX10 users have no reason to upgrade. However, if you don’t already have a compact system camera, then the NX11 is a great choice. The outgoing NX10 can now be bought body-only for as little as £200, so those looking for a good CSC might want to snap up the NX10 rather than pay slightly more for the few new features of the NX11.


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
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
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, Live View and Video
  10. 10. Our Verdict
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