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Samsung NX11

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

Viewfinder, LCD, Live View and Video

Samsung NX11Although the NX10’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) was impressive when we first saw it, its 921,000 dots aren’t so impressive now when compared to the 1.44-million-dot EVF found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2.

The NX11 uses the same EVF as the NX10 and, while it is still good, it has been a little outshone by the aforementioned GH2 and the 1.15-million-dot EVF of the Sony Alpha 55. I imagine that the next NX-series camera will feature a new EVF that will match or better the resolutions of these two rival cameras.

The 3in AMOLED screen of the NX10 remains, although again the 614,000-dot screen looks a little dated compared to some of the high-resolution screens we are used to seeing now. In its favour, though, it is bright with a good level of colour and contrast, and the graphic design of the menu systems is pleasing to the eye.

Video capture also remains unchanged at 1280×720 pixels in resolution, captured in H.264 compression with mono sound.

  • 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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