SAMSUNG NX MINI REVIEW CONCLUSION
Alltogether, NX mini feels like an amateur camera made mainly for those who seek small and stylish product wit image quality beeing only good enough. If you like NX mini, there’s no clear reason not to buy one, but for those who seek maximum usability and image quality for the price, there are better options.
Sony A5000 is a better camera in terms of image quality and features, Nikon D3200 is an excellent choice from DSLR world and Nikon P340 is better if you seek really small and light camera and all three of them cost the same or less than NX mini. If it has to be Samsung, NX2000 with large APS-C sensor is the one to buy – image quality is on a whole different level.
There are several problems I see with the NX mini: With the 9mm lens it is useless in low light and for video, with the 9-27mm is not that thin so it will not actually fit in a pocket as easy as a true compact camera would. 13 x 9 mm image sensor has a certain level of image quality (better than most compacts) but cannot compete with micro 4/3 or APS-C that cost the same so what’s the point? When you add (mostly) touch interface, the whole NX mini package feels like a cute but expensive toy camera.
SAMSUNG NX MINI PROS:
- Tilt and touch LCD
- Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity
- Best battery life among all mirrorless cameras
SAMSUNG NX MINI CONS:
- Limited choice of average lenses
- Small image sensor
- Weird “reverse” image playback
- Second flash unit is useless
- Only average image quality
- Micro SD memory cards
SAMSUNG NX MINI PHOTO EXAMPLES
All images converted from RAW with settings “to taste”, except those with SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) designation so you can judge about the default desaturated colors I talked about
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