Lean, Mean, Selfie Machine: Samsung NX mini

Written by Oonagh Reidy     03/06/2014 | 11:35 | Category: STILL CAMERAS

NX mini has arrived with a pricetag of $499 (includes 9mm lens).

Lean, Mean, Selfie Machine: Samsung NX mini Samsung have mini-fied the NX camera. The new NX mini compact interchangeable lens camera weighs 196g (with battery) and is pocket-sized with a 22.5mm width.  

It also has near field communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi so pics can be transferred to other devices/uploaded to Instagram or Facebook asap. 

The NX mini is "a fantastic evolution" said Craig Gillespie, Head of Digital Imaging, Samsung.

"The NX mini's 3-inch Flip up Display and interchangeable wide angle lens allow for easy framing, and it is an ideal size to fit in a pocket or handbag."

The 3-inch display turns around 180-degrees so users can take selfies or video, which is captured at Full HD. It's also got a really cool 'Wink shot' that captures pics with a 'wink' of an eye.

It has a 1-inch 20.5mp BSI CMOS sensor, 6fps continuous shooting and 1/16000 sec shutter speed that captures fast moving objects with less blur, and comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.  


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"In addition to interchangeable lenses, we believe this range is one of the most versatile models in our compact camera offering," says Gillespie.

The NFC capability transfers images to a tablet or PC by placing it beside the NX mini and pushing a button. 

Samsung announced three NX-M lenses for the NX mini; the NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED lens an ultra-slim wide angle lens for capturing landscapes, individual or group shots; NX-M 9-27mm F3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens is a micro-compact zoom lens; NX-M 17mm F1.8 OIS lens provides photographers with a large aperture to produce smooth 'bokeh' effects which make the subject stand out from the background.  

NX-M Mount Adapter, which is sold separately can mount another 15 Samsung NX lenses. 

Samsung NX mini with 9mm F3.5 ED lens bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 - RRP $499.Samsung NX mini with 9-27mm F3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens bundled with Photoshop Lightroom 5 - RRP $599.