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Samsung NX Mini Announced

Discussion in 'Samsung NX Forum' started by Amin Sabet, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
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    Samsung has announced the NX Mini, a small and slim interchangeable-lens camera with the following features:
    • New mount, smaller than current NX mount
    • New 1" sensor (2.7X crop, 20.5MP, BSI-CMOS)
    • Electronic shutter, top shutter speed of 1/16,000

    The NX mini is being marketed specifically at selfie-shooters (wink-activated shutter release) and is packed with tech features such as NFC transfer and even the ability to serve as a networked baby monitor.

    Two lenses are planned for launch, a 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS standard zoom (equivalent to 24-73mm), and a 9mm f/3.5 wide angle pancake (equivalent to 24mm)
    A 17mm f/1.8 OIS lens (equivalent to 45mm) will be released this summer, along with an adapter for NX lenses.

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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I think this would be nice with that 9mm. I wish Nikon would release a wide (really wide) for the Nikon 1 cameras.
     
  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Noting they share the sensor size could you use these lenses via a Nikon 1-adapter?
     
  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    …to be honest - though I know folks who know me are going to think I'm just playing provocateur - but the ubiquity of larger sensor compacts - esp. for "selfie-shooters" - really makes me want to get more into really small sensor compacts. I bought into a 1/1.7" recently but maybe it's time for a 1/2.5"….it really does prove that it is all about the photographer now doesn't it? I mean look at the magic BB has been doing with her iPhones!
     
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  5. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    How nice. Finally a camera for giggly schoolgirls to go along with their lipstick.


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  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Nice find Rajiv.:thumbup: That seals it! I'm old, crusty, unhip and proud of it. Now definitely firmly pitching my tent on the other side of the park to the Samsung Smart NX camera beautiful people, shiny gadget, camp. :vomit:
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Wink-activated shutter release? I've been using blink-activated shutter release for years. They blink, I shoot, repeat until exhaustion.
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Actually, that's not a bad target from a business perspective. We crusty old guys won't buy them. If I were to buy a camera for my daughter, I'd think of something like this.
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    My Canon G1X has a wink activated timer/shutter release and a smile activated shutter release. Can't say that I've ever used them though...
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I understand the business case, much in the same way I understand the business case for Axe Body Spray. And I want absolutely nothing to do with either of them. Good lord. Just reading "wink-activated shutter" made me want to yell at some kids to get off my lawn.

    ...getting old.
     
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  11. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Dang. We country folks just don't get to see this fancy stuff.:smile:
     
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  12. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    It's a very Samsung product - clever but odd. Do people who take selfies really care about having IC lenses? And will people pay $550 to take better selfies? Or maybe they are willing to pay for all the electronic bells and whistles.

    As an old curmudgeon I look at this as a camera and don't understand it. Maybe the target audience of giggling privileged kids view it as just another item of electronica. Since the same are already willing to spend many hundreds of dollars on a mobile phone perhaps 550 on this doesn't seem excessive.
     
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  13. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    It's cute.
     
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  14. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Price at this demographic is probably not a factor. Won't Daddy willingly/knowingly, or otherwise, buy it for them?

    I assume Samsung is playing on the social media aspect (obvious) and then the NFC connects young folks. Shazzam we are on FaceSpace together. Very clever.

    Love to sit in on one of these Exec meetings at gadget makers like Samsung or Sony.
    "Right guys it's all about convergent technologies - yep our phones take photos and browse the internet and send emails and…"
    Our S4 sales are healthy, but we need to not lose sight of moving our tablets and our cameras and…
    Head of Marketing over to you"

    [OLD MAN RANT MODE ON]
    These crazy gadgeteers. Their engineers will make anything, and their marketers will make anyone want anything.
    We now buy water…BUY WATER and men are concerned about a three-step beauty routine :hmmm:
    [OLD MAN RANT MODE OFF]

    Maybe Serious Compacts needs an Old Curmudgeon Corner…like a virtual Grumpy Old Men and Grumpy Old Women (shows that I know air in we have in AUS and the UK...)
     
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  15. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Why do people get bothered by cameras not aimed at them? I don't like it either; I prefer more manual controls - but what is wrong if somebody actually likes it?

    As I shoot in manual mode, I find the EXP compensation button completely redundant, but why would I bother other people that use it?

    The only problem I see is if someone feels obliged to buy EVERY new camera that comes out :)
     
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  16. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    :rofl:
     
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  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Maybe Apple should make an iPhone with an LCD screen that flips 180 degrees like that so people can frame their selfies better. Wouldn't that be a :nutkick0: to Samsung?
     
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  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Apple may create it but Samsung will recreate it.
    R&D must be a dicey investment nowadays...
     
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  19. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    I usually agree, but no regulars on here are going to take this camera seriously, so much like those spammer posts this is ripe for ridicule. Good fun.
     
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  20. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    The industry could really use a camera (or four) that really strikes a chord with millennials. Otherwise, we'll all shuffle off to the great beyond and there'll be nobody left to complain about new cameras.
     
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