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    Default Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions



    Samsung NX Mini - another contender for the super small interchangable lens camera

    Marketed as a ultra slim and stylish camera that is perfect for selfies and I would presume target at the female market


    Firstly the specs

    Image Sensor

    • TypeBSI CMOS
    • Sensor Size13.2 x 8.8mm
    • Effective PixelApprox. 20.5
    • Total PixelApprox. 20.9
    • Colour Filter RGB primary colour filter

    Lens Mount

    • MountSamsung NX-M Mount
    • Usable LensSamsung NX-M Lenses

    Image Stabilisation

    • TypeLens Shift (depends on Lens)
    • ModeOIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF

    Distortion Correct

    • Distortion CorrectLDC On / Off (depends on Lens)


    Display

    • TypeTFT LCD with Touch Panel (C-type Touch Control Enabled)
    • Size75.2mm (3")
    • ResolutionHVGA (320 x 480) 460.8k dots
    • Field of ViewApprox. 100
    • Guide DisplayYes


    Focusing

    • TypeContrast AF
    • Focusing pointSelection: 1point (Free selection), Multi: Normal 21points, Closeup 35points, Face Detection: Max. 10 faces, Object Tracking AF
    • ModeSingle AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
    • AF-Assist LampYes


    Shutter

    • SpeedAuto: 1/16000sec. ~ 30sec, Manual: 1/16000sec. ~ 30sec. (1/3EV step) Bulb (Limit time: 4min)


    Exposure

    • Metering SystemTTL 221 (17 x 13) Block segment, Metering: Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot, Metering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 160 · 9mm, F3.5)
    • Compensation±3EV (1/3EV step)
    • AE LockCUSTOM Key applicable
    • ISO EquivalentAuto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step), Extension settable: ISO 100, 25600 * AUTO ISO upper level is selectable. (Up to ISO 3200)


    Drive Mode

    • ModeSingle, Continuous, Burst (5M), Self-timer, Bracket (AE / WB / PW / Depth)
    • ContinuousJPEG: 6fps, Burst (5M): 30fps / 15fps / 10fps selectable, RAW: 6fps
    • BracketAuto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth
    • Self-Timer2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)


    Flash

    • TypeBuilt in Flash
    • ModeSmart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
    • Guide Number4.9 (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4 (at ISO 100, 24mm)
    • Angle of View Coverage24mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
    • Sync SpeedLess than 1/200
    • Flash Compensation-2 - +2EV (1/2EV step)
    • External FlashSamsung NX mini External Flash available (SEF7A: Optional) *Guide Number: 8 (at ISO 160, 24mm), 7 (at ISO 100, 24mm)
    • Synchro (Flash attachment)External Flash Port


    White Balance

    • Micro AdjustmentEach 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis
    • ModeAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)


    Dynamic Range Expansion

    • Dynamic Range ExpansionOFF / Smart Range+ / HDR


    Effect

    • Picture WizardStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1~3)
    • Smart FilterMiniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye


    Still

    • ModeAuto, Smart, Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Wi-Fi
    • SmartBeauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot, Food, Parties and Indoors
    • Image SizeJPEG (3 : 2): 20M (5472 x 3648), 10.1M (3888 x 2592), 5.9M (2976 x 1984), 2M (1728 x 1152), 5M (2736 x 1824): Burst mode only, JPEG (16 : 9): 16.9M (5472 x 3080), 7.8M (3712 x 2088), 4.9M (2944 x 1656), 2.1M (1920 x 1080), JPEG (1 : 1): 13.3M (3648 x 3648), 7M (2640 x 2640), 4M (2000 x 2000), 1.1M (1024 x 1024), RAW: 20M (5472 x 3648)
    • QualitySuper fine, Fine, Normal, RAW, RAW+S.Fine, RAW+Fine, RAW+Normal
    • Colour Space SRGB, Adobe RGB


    Video

    • FormatMP4 (H.264)
    • CompressionMovie: H.264, Sound: AAC
    • ModeProgramme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
    • Image Size1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (for Sharing)
    • Frame Rate30fps
    • Multi-Motion Recordingx0.25 (640, 320 only), x1, x5, x10, x20
    • QualityHQ, Normal
    • SoundMono


    Image Play

    • TypeSingle image, Thumbnails (15 / 28 images), Slide show, Movie


    Edit

    • StillSmart Filter (Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Sketch, Fish Eye, Classic, Retro, Oil Paint, Cartoon, Ink Painting, Cross Filter, Zooming Shot), Red-eye fix, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Auto adjustment, Saturation, RGB adjustment, Colour Temperature, Exposure
    • MovieStill Image Capture, Time Trimming


    Memory

    • External MediaMicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, UHS-I MicroSD Support
    • Capacity (2GB)20M: RAW 55, 20M (3 : 2): Super Fine 160, Fine 290, Normal 398, 10.1M (3 : 2): Super Fine 288, Fine 486, Normal 630, 5.9M (3 : 2): Super Fine 435, Fine 679, Normal 835, 2M (3 : 2): Super Fine 831, Fine 1081, Normal 1201, Burst (5M): Super Fine 489, Fine 743, Normal 899, 16.9M (16 : 9): Super Fine 186, Fine 332, Normal 450, 7.8M (16 : 9): Super Fine 355, Fine 577, Normal 730, 4.9M (16 : 9): Super Fine 497, Fine 752, Normal 908, 2.1M (16 : 9): Super Fine 1546, Fine 2804, Normal 3847, 13.3M (1 : 1) : Super Fine 228, Fine 398, Normal 529, 7M (1 : 1): Super Fine 385, Fine 616, Normal 771, 4M (1 : 1): Super Fine 566, Fine 829, Normal 981, 1.1M (1 : 1): Super Fine 2779, Fine 4690, Normal 6085 Movie: 1920 x 1080 30p: High Quality 17m 00s, Normal 19m 51s, 1280 x 720 30p : High Quality 23m 46s, Normal 29m 38s, 640 x 480 30p: High Quality 52m 57s, Normal 69m 43s, 320 x 240 30p: Normal 235m 48s ※ These figures are measure under the Samsung standard.


    Languages

    • Languages32 Languages (Korean, English, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Czech, French, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Finnish, Russian, Norsk, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Thai, Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Vietnamese, Romanian)


    Network and Wireless Connectivity

    • Wi-FiIEEE 802.11b/g/n support (Smart Camera 3.0) . AutoShare . SNS & Cloud . Email . Auto Backup . Remote View finder Pro . Mobile Link . Samsung Link . Group Share . Photo Beam . Baby Monitor
    • NFCYes


    Interface

    • Digital Output ConnectorUSB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
    • Video OutNTSC, PAL, HDMI 1.3a
    • External ReleaseYes


    Battery

    • CapacityRechargeable battery: B740AE / B740AC / B740AU / B740AK (3.8V / 2330mAh) * The battery specifications or model may differ depending on your region.
    • ChargingDC 5V, 0.55A via Micro USB port
    • Still Image Capturing Time9mm: 325 min / 650 shots, 9-27mm: 265 min / 530 shots (CIPA Standard)


    Physical specification

    • Dimension (WxHxD)110.4 x 61.9 x 22.5mm
    • Weight158g
    • Weight (with battery)196g


    Operating Environment

    • Operating Temperature0 ~ 40
    • Operating Humidity5 ~ 85


    Software

    • ApplicationAdobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher


    System Requirement

    • Windows Intel Core 2 Duo® 1.66 GHz higher, AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 GHz higher, Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended), Windows 7 / 8, 250MB of available hard-disk space (1GB and above recommend), USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM drive, nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher / ATI X1600 series or higher, 1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit colour display compatible monitor (1280 x 1024, 32-bit colour display recommended), Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
    • Macintosh Mac OS 10.5 or higher (except PowerPC), Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended), Minimum 110MB of available hard-disk space, USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM drive

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    The camera is really slim and small, the unit that i have comes with the 9 - 27mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens, if you opt for the 9mm F3.5 prime lens, it would be even smaller
    the battery life is an impressive 530 shots (CIPA Standard) which for narmal usage should last a full day, all cameras should have batteries that last at least a full day.







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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    The 9-27mm F3.5-5.6 (24.3-72.9mm equivalent) zoom is a collapsible design


    Fully Collapsed


    at 9mm


    at 27mm

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    The 3" TFT touch dispaly can flip up 180º making it great for selfies






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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions



    Open the battery compartment and you will also see the HDMI port and USB port
    yeah no new charger to carry and you can use the same external batteries for smartphones and tablets
    it also uses MicroSD card instead of the normal sized SD card.



    The top panel come with a proprietary hotshoe to let you mount an external flash if the built in flash is not powerful enough



    it even come in a small plastic protective case


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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions



    A smaller 1" Sensor than the bigger brothers that means a new lens mount (NX-M)


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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    Ok lets see what this little camera can do, first we start with the ISO noise tests


    the full scene



    ISO 160 100% Crop
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    ISO 200 100% Crop





    ISO 400 100% Crop

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    ISO 800 100% Crop





    ISO 1600 100% Crop

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    ISO 3200 100% Crop






    ISO 6400 100% Crop

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    and finally at the top is ISO 12800 100% Crops






    How high would you go?

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    Maximum reproduction with the 9-27mm zoom lens

    at 27mm


    at 9mm

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    Sample images akan datang over the weekend



    Just started growing a pot of lavender, bought the kit at a SPC petrol station

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    but before I could start to take pictures...




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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    took it for a spin today






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    and finally rewarded with a fiery sunset from my window

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    how is low light condition / night shot?

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    Default Re: Samsung NX Mini - First Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPelican View Post
    how is low light condition / night shot?
    The shot with the person walking is indoors
    and you can also see from the high ISO noise samples

    I will try to take a sample shot for you

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    Looks like a very capable cam. Will be interested to try it out and compare against the Oly EPL-5.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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