Samsung has just launched the first of their new family of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, the NX Mini. In essence, it is a smaller version of the NX system, designed for casual photographers.
The Korean company has been quick to name it the thinnest camera with interchangeable lenses in the world. Whether this is true or not, the fact is that the NX Mini fits comfortably in your pocket thanks to its 22.5 mm thickness and its weight of only 158 grams.
The NX Mini breathes simplicity, with only a handful of physical controls and a handful more via touchscreen controls. The screen also is tiltable to make taking selfies much easier. In terms of connectivity, the camera has Wi-Fi and NFC to send your photos to other computers or upload them directly to your social media accounts.
As for lenses, the NX Mini features its own homonymous system of small lenses, though it can also use the NX lenses with the appropriate adapter (which is sold separately for $150). The camera comes out with two lenses: one 9mm f/3.5 one (equivalent to about 24mm), and an optical zoom with stabilization of 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 (equivalent to 24-70mm).
The NX Mini features a 20.5-megapixel BCI CMOS sensor capable of recording Full HD video at 30fps or shoot at 6 frames per second. It has a battery life long enough to take over 600 photos with a single charge. The NX Mini is, in short, a simple mirrorless camera designed for those who want an affordable interchangeable lens camera, as it only costs $450 (or $550 with the zoom lens and an external flash). It will hit the market on April.