Samsung NX mini now official, boasts 20.5MP sensor and focuses on selfies
As expected, Samsung has officially unveiled the NX mini, the latest, slimmest (22.5mm) and lightest (158g) mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens in its NX camera lineup. The NX mini sports a 20.5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with built-in flash, and a 75.2mm (3.0-inch) Flip up and Touch LCD Screen that can be flipped by 180 degrees to help users frame themselves perfectly before talking a ‘wefie‘, which is basically a selfie but with two or more people. Like other Samsung cameras, the NX mini has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity for easy sharing of photos to the cloud (Dropbox and Flickr are preloaded options), and photos can be edited on a PC with the bundled.
Numerous filters and camera effects are included along with various shooting modes, including Wink Mode, which automatically takes a picture when the user winks at the camera. Video recording is supported at Full HD resolution at 30 fps, though storage is limited to the microSD slot, which might limit your video recording sessions depending on the capacity of the microSD you’re using. Since the NX mini is aimed at mainstream consumers instead of professional photographers, it will be launched in five different color options - white, black, brown, mint green, and pink.
The NX mini will be offered with different kit options, with one including a 9mm f/3.5 (24mm-equivalent) lens priced at $449 and the other with a 9-27mm (24-73mm-equivalent) zoom lens and external flash for $549. A number of accessories will be made available as well, including carrying cases for both the camera and lens, additional battery and charger, and the NX-M Mount Adapter, which will allow consumers to use lenses from the existing NX cameras.
The NX mini will launch in the U.S. and other markets sometime in April. Check out the press release at Samsung’s website for more details.