Conclusion: One of the biggest pluses of this camera is its relatively low price. It's cheaper than the Panasonic GM1, but it's not quite as cheap as the Nikon S1, with which it shares a sensor size – the Samsung offers a fair amount more than the S1 though for your money.
Excerpt: Samsung may be well-known for its TVs and smartphones, but its cameras are not as familiar to consumers. That’s one reason why the Korean electronics maker is trying to make a big splash with its consumer-friendly NX Mini unveiled in Singapore this week. Coming in mint green, pink, white and brown, the camera is unabashedly appealing to the fairer sex.
Conclusion: We didn't have much time to use the NX mini, but we can confirm the obvious - it is remarkably slim. The Nikon J3, which is not a large camera by any means, looks unreasonably thick by comparison. It maintains a pocket-friendly profile with the 9mm prime attached, though the kit zoom is significantly larger even in its collapsed position. It's also fair to predict that its suite of connectivity features will be particularly strong.
Conclusion: The NX mini is a stylish offering from Samsung that would suit fashion-conscious first-time CSC buyers. Its small sensor does hinder image quality, but the mini could still be a great tool for those with an unhealthy selfie obsession. With the current cashback offer (valid until 31 August 2014) making the mini, 9mm prime and Adobe's Lightroom 5 available for Â£400, it is a competitively priced package that will not hit the pocket too hard.
Summary: It's always good to see innovation in the camera world, and Samsung is a manufacturer that is currently willing to try new things, constantly adding to its arsenal. This latest addition provides some worthy competition to the other miniature interchangeable-lens system cameras offered by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 and Nikon's 1-series models.
Conclusion: The Samsung NX Mini is an interesting camera. It fits the niche area of the market of those looking for something ultra small that they can take manual control of and change the lenses. For the moment, that lens range is small, and it'll presumably be down to consumer demand whether the range is expanded further to include more optics.