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
Focusing Modes:Manual, single AF, continuous AF, face detection
Metering System:Multi-segment, centreweighted and spot
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