Samsung NX mini – Stylish & Tiny Mirrorless camera

Samsung NX mini - lcd

Product Summary

  • Model name: Samsung NX mini
  • Release Date: March 18, 2014
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Availability: Early April2014
  • Price: $449 with 9mm lens & $549 with 9-27mm lens
  • Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Overview

Samsung has announced the stylish & tiny NX mini mirrorless camera. It uses a smaller sensor and lens mount than NX system. Features a new 20.5MP 1″-type BSI-CMOS sensor and new NX-M lens mount.At launch two lenses available including 9-27mm zoom F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom (equivalent to 24-73mm) and 9mm F3.5 pancake (equivalent to 24mm). A 17mm F1.8 OIS lens and an adapter for NX lenses is also scheduled for this summer. The Samsung NX mini will be available for $449 / €399 with the 9mm lens, or $549 / €499 with the 9-27mm lens and external flash.  (Amazon | Adorama | B&H)

Key Features

  • 20.5MP BSI CMOS Sensor for high-quality images and life like colors with crystal clear resolution
  • Stylishly slim (22.5mm), & impressively light (158g)
  • Share your best photos instantly with Family and Friends with Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • SMART features – Social Media Upload, E-mail, Photo beam, DirectLink, MobileLink, PC Auto-backup, Remote Viewfinder PRO, AllShare, Baby Monitoring
  • 1080p HD Video

Press Release

‘Carry the Style, Capture the Best’ with the new Samsung NX mini SMART Camera

Leading a new ‘Selfie’ trend, shoot outstanding images in style with the world’s slimmest interchangeable-lens camera

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – March 18, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the launch of the NX mini, the world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera. The portable and stylish design of the SMART Camera NX mini, along with its stunning image quality makes it the “go-to” device for great photography, allowing users to capture special moments in stunning detail. With NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities, it allows users to take impressive shots that can then be shared quickly and easily, for friends to enjoy in real time.

Samsung NX mini

“The NX mini has both style and substance, perfect for trendsetters looking for a fun way to capture their life in outstanding photo quality,” said Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung introduced the first flip up touch display camera in 2011 as a leader of the selfie trend, and has designed the device in response to evolving consumer demands. This approach is exemplified by the NX mini, with features such as a 3.0-inch Flip up Display and wide angle lens exclusively designed to address the global passion for selfies. Its lightweight design also means that it can slip in a pocket, for photography anywhere and everywhere.”

Samsung NX mini - front

As the slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera on the market, the NX mini is the ultimate way to capture life on the go without any hassle. Weighing only 158g (body only) and sporting an ultra slim (22.5mm) design, the NX mini can easily slip into almost any pocket or bag, yet still delivers the powerful results passionate photographers demand. The camera features a solid premium metal body with a luxurious leatherette finish, making the camera the natural choice for style-conscious shooters looking to make a statement. Available in five different colors (white, pink, mint green, brown and black) users can choose the color that best suits their style.

Samsung NX mini - top

The ‘selfie’ has found a permanent place in vocabularies across the world in recent years and its popularity shows no sign of stopping.  Reflecting this recent consumer trend, the NX mini has a range of exclusive features which allow photographers to effortlessly indulge in the global trend of self-shooting. With a 75.2mm (3.0-inch)Flip up and Touch Display that flips 180-degrees, users can frame images of themselves perfectly. The NX mini’s powerful optical performance provides crisp and clear, high quality images ensuring that the subjects in the photos are always looking their best. With the ultra-slim 9mm wide angle lens, the NX mini can capture group shots from an arm’s length away, so users can easily frame themselves and be part of group memories.

Samsung NX mini - side

Maintaining a flattering pose while also attempting to press the shutter release button when self-shooting can be tricky, but the NX mini’s new Wink shot feature makes it the perfect hands-free way to capture the real you. Users simply need to set up their shot and wink at the camera to capture an image. Once a wink is detected, the NX mini takes a shot automatically after two seconds, without having to press any buttons.

Despite its slim appearance, the NX mini packs a big performance in to its small body. Its large 1-inch type 20.5MP BSI CMOS Sensor enables users to capture high quality images, ensuring no details are missed. With the highest resolution in its class, pictures captured with the NX mini burst with vivid color.

The NX mini’s impressively fast 6fps Continuous Shot mode allows photographers to take continuous shots, so every detail can be captured and no moments are missed. The fast 1/16000 sec Shutter Speed freezes fast moving scenes, allowing for the dramatic capture of motion in crisp detail, without blurring.

Tag & Go, Simply Tap to Share Memories

As with all of Samsung’s 2014 SMART cameras, the NX mini features advanced Wi-Fi and NFC integration that makes it seamless to share images. Exclusive to Samsung, Tag & Go connectivity allows the NX mini to pair with NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones or tablets, simply by touching the two together. Once paired, users can:

  • Select and transfer multiple images to the paired mobile devices through Mobile Link;
  • Send images to up to four devices with Group Share, eliminating the time-consuming and repetitive process of sending pictures to multiple friends;
  • Control the NX mini via a smartphone with Remote View Finder Pro;
  • Use the camera as a Baby Monitor.  When noise is detected, the paired smartphone is activated via an app, allowing parents to see if they need to attend to their child.

Additionally, extensive storage options are integrated into the NX mini and images can be uploaded directly from the camera to the cloud for an easy storage solution. Users can upload their pictures directly from the NX mini to both Dropbox and Flickr, the popular photo sharing site. Dropbox provides 2GB of free storage to new users, accessible from just about any device and with Flickr users can upload up to a terabyte of images.  With all the storage and sharing technology built into the NX mini, it’s easier than ever to share and store beautiful images.

Specialized NX-M Lenses for NX mini

Samsung has introduced three NX mini lenses (NX-M) which are optimized for use with the NX mini body, providing a variety of options to meet individual shooting preferences.

  • The NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED lens has an ultra-slim design and its wide angle makes it the ideal choice for those capturing landscapes and self-portraits. This lens also provides the optimum angle for taking selfies, ensuring the camera becomes the go-to choice for those looking to share the best of themselves.

Samsung NX mini - NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED lens

  • The NX-M 9-27mm F3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens is a micro-compact zoom lens with a stylish design and is small enough to comfortably fit in pockets and bags. This compact-sized standard zoom lens offers a variety of shooting options from wide-angle to telephoto shots, with optical image stabilization for sharp results.

Samsung NX mini - NX-M 9-27mm F3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens

  • With the NX-M 17mm F1.8 OIS lens, photographers can enjoy a beautiful bokeh effect which makes the highly detailed subject stand out from the surroundings.

Samsung NX mini - SEF-7A flash

NX mini owners will also be able to use fifteen NX lenses with the device by using a specialized NX-M Mount Adapter (ED-MA4NXM). These lenses are sold separately.

Pricing and Availability

The NX Mini will be available in early April in a variety of configurations. It will retail for $449, paired with the new 9mm NX-M lens, or $549 when paired with the 9-27mm lens and SEF-7A flash. NX-M lenses will also be available separately.  The 9mm and 9-27mm NX-M lenses will retail for $179 and $279, respectively.  The 17mm NX-M lens will be available at a later date.

Samsung NX mini Specifications

Image sensor: Type BSI CMOS
Image sensor: Sensor size 13.2×8.8mm
Image sensor: Effective Pixel Approx. 20.5 Mega-pixels
Image sensor: Total Pixel Approx. 20.9 Mega-pixels
Image sensor: Color Filter RGB primary color filter
Lens Mount: Mount Samsung NX-M Mount
Lens Mount: Useable lens Samsung NX-M Lenses
Image Stabilization: Type Lens Shift (depends on Lens)
Image Stabilization: Mode OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / OFF
Distortion Correct LDC On / Off (depends on Lens)
i-Function Support (depends on Lens)
Display: Type TFT LCD with Touch Panel (C-type Touch Control Enabled)
Display: Size 75.2mm (3.0″)
Display: Resolution HVGA (320X480) 460.8k dots
Display: Field of View Approx. 100%
Display: Angle Flip up (180 degrees)
Display: Icons Grid (4types), Histogram, Icons: On/Off, Electronic Level
Focusing: Type Contrast AF
Focusing: point Selection: 1point ( Free selection )
Multi: Normal 21points, Closeup 35points
Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
Object Tracking AF
Focusing: Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF&Shutter
Focusing: AF-assist Lamp Yes
Shutter: Type Electronic shutter
Shutter: Speed Auto: 1/16000sec. – 30sec
Manual: 1/16000sec. – 30sec. (1/3EV step)
Bulb ( Limit time: 4min. )
Exposure: Metering System TTL 221(17×13) Block segment
Metering: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering range: EV 0-18 (ISO 160 · 9mm, F3.5)
Exposure: Compensation ±3 EV (1/3EV step)
Exposure: AE Lock CUSTOM Key applicable
Exposure: ISO Equivalent Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (1 or 1/3EV step)
Extension settable: ISO 100, 25600
Drive Mode: Modes Single, Continuous, Burst (5M), Self-timer, Bracket (AE/WB/PW/Depth)
Drive Mode: Continuous JPEG: 6fps
Burst: 30fps / 15fps / 10fps (5M) selectable
RAW: 6fps
Drive Mode: Bracket Auto Exposure Bracket (±3EV), WB, PW, Depth
Drive Mode: Self-timer 2 – 30sec. (1sec. step)
Drive Mode: Remote controller via Micro USB port (Optional)
Flash: Type Built in Flash
Flash: Modes Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash: Guide Number 4.9 (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4 (at ISO 100, 24mm)
Flash: Angle of View Coverage 24mm wide-angle (Equivalent to 35mm)
Flash: Sync. Speed Less than 1/200 sec.
Flash: Flash Compensation -2 – +2EV (1/2EV step)
Flash: External Samsung NX mini External Flash available (SEF7A: Optional)
Guide Number: 8 (at ISO 160, 24mm), 7 (at ISO 100, 24mm)
Flash: Synchro (Flash attachment) External Flash Port
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)
White Balance: Micro adjustment each 7 steps in Amber / Blue / Green / Magenta axis
Dynamic Range Expansion OFF / Smart Range+ / HDR
Picture Wizard: Modes Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3)
Picture Wizard: Parameter Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color
Shooting: Modes Auto, Smart, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Wi-Fi
Shooting: Smart Beauty 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
Shooting: Smart Filter Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye
Shooting: Image Size JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984), 2.0M (1728×1152), 5.0M (2736×1824): Burst mode only
JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M (3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656), 2.1M (1920×1080)
JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000), 1.1M (1024×1024)
RAW: 20.0M (5472×3648)
Shooting: Quality Super fine, Fine, Normal, RAW, RAW+S.Fine, RAW+Fine, RAW+Normal
Shooting: RAW Format SRW (ver3.0.0)
Shooting: Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Movie: Format MP4 (H.264)
Movie: Compression Movie: H.264, Sound: AAC
Movie: Modes Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Movie: Movie Clip Audio On/Off (Shooting time: Max. 29′ 59″)
Movie: Smart Filter Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye
Movie: Image size 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480, 320×240 (for Sharing)
Movie: Frame rate 30fps
Movie: Multi-Motion Recording x0.25 (640, 320 only), x1, x5, x10, x20
Movie: Quality HQ, Normal
Movie: Sound Mono
Movie: Editing Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Image Play: Type Single image, Thumbnails (15/28 images), Slide show, Movie
Image Play: Editing Smart Filter, Red-eye fix, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Auto adjustment, Saturation, RGB adjustment, Color Temperature, Exposure
Image Play: Smart Filter Miniature, Vignetting, Soft Focus, Sketch, Fish Eye, Classic, Retro, Oil Paint, Cartoon, Ink Painting, Cross Filter, Zooming Shot
Storage: Media MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, UHS-I MicroSD Support
Storage: File format RAW (SRW ver3.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MP4 (Movie), DCF
Storage: Capacity (2GB)- 1 20.0M: RAW 55, 20.0M (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
2.0M (3:2): Super Fine 831, Fine 1081, Normal 1201
Burst (5.0M): 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
Storage: Capacity (2GB)- 2 2.1M (16:9): Super Fine 1546, Fine 2804, Normal 3847
13.3M (1:1): Super Fine 228, Fine 398, Normal 529
7.0M (1:1): Super Fine 385, Fine 616, Normal 771
4.0M (1:1): Super Fine 566, Fine 829, Normal 981
1.1M (1:1): Super Fine 2779, Fine 4690, Normal 6085
Movie: 1920×1080 30p: High Quality 17m 00s, Normal 19m 51s
1280×720 30p: High Quality 23m 46s, Normal 29m 38s
640×480 30p: High Quality 52m 57s, Normal 69m 43s
320×240 30p: Normal 235m 48s
Languages 32 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)
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi IEEE 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
Interface: Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 (micro USB Jack)
Interface: Video output NTSC, PAL, HDMI 1.3a
Interface: External Release Yes
Interface: DC power input connector DC 5.0V, 0.55A via Micro USB port
Power Source: Type Rechargeable battery: B740AE/B740AC/B740AU/B740AK (3.8V/ 2330mAh)
Power Source: Battery life 9mm: 325 min / 650 shots
Operating Temperature 0 – 40deg.C
Operating Humidity 5 – 85%
Software: Application Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
System requirements: Windows iLauncher: 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
1024×768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (1280×1024, 32-bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
System requirements: 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
Dimensions (W x H x D) Excluding the projection part: 110.4 x 61.9 x 22.5mm / 4.34 x 2.43 x 0.88″
Weight 158g / 5.57oz (196g / 6.91oz with battery)

Purchase options

Available at  Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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