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Samsung NX11 review

The third model in Samsung's NX compact system camera line brings a few subtle changes to an existing formula

Our Verdict

For

  • Easy to use controls
  • Helpful display button
  • High quality viewfinder
  • Captures raw

Against

  • Cluttered button layout
  • Not worth upgrading from the NX10

Current street prices for the NX11 with its kit lens stand at around £470-£550, roughly on a par with Panasonic's GF2 and Olympus's EPL-2.

Those drawn towards the Samsung NX11 may also want to look at the cheaper NX10 model, which may appear as the better-value proposition, and also Panasonic's G10 and G2 alternatives given their styling next to the more pocket-friendly likes of Sony's NEX models and Panasonic's GF series.

On the whole, the NX11 is a fun camera to use and it scores points for its autofocus performance, detailed viewfinder and graphic user interface. While lab testing reveals it lags behind a couple of its competitors, it still puts in a more than reasonable performance for a model of its calibre, and images appear well exposed, with good colour and white balance in a range of situations.

It's only really with high-sensitivity images where the user would be advised to take matters into their own hands, given some of the lifeless images which result from the camera's processing engine.

We like

The Samsung NX11 boasts a high-quality viewfinder and raw capture.

We dislike

Cluttered layout of buttons. Lab testing showed it lag behind some competitors.

Verdict

The Samsung NX11 is an enjoyable camera to use, with a pleasing user interface and good results, but it's not as great an upgrade over the NX10 as its current price premium may suggest.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.6 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyNX
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Blink Detection, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)353 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3056
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution15.1 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height87 mm
Width123 mm
Depth39.8 mm
Autofocus Points35
Product SeriesNX
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNX11
Product NameNX11 Mirrorless Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX11ZZBABGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Create stunning images easily with the NX11. Featuring the i-Function lens which lets you intuitively control complex manual settings, it comes with new features like Panorama Mode and Sound Picture. You can capture everything from sweeping landscapes to the chirping of birds in the background. Your eyes and ears take it all in, and now so does your camera.

Battery Life400 Shot/3.33 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • NX11 Mirrorless Camera
  • USB Cable
  • Recharable Battery
  • Battery Cradle
  • AC Power Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Manual Basic Operation
  • Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens 18-55mm
Display Resolution614000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone