Conclusion: The Samsung NX11 is an excellent little camera. We'd still be tempted to take a proper DSLR like the Canon EOS 600D when it comes to image quality, but the NX11 has enough in its armoury – such as the neat styling, compact dimensions and impressive quality – that's it's still bound to tempt many buyers. In comparison to other compact system cameras, it's definitely an appealing choice, proving easy to use, desirable and a great all-rounder.
Pros: Even if you're just stepping up from a simple point and shoot camera, you'll find the Samsung NX11 easy to use. The menus are intuitive and fast, and there's nothing intimidating about the NX11 at all. The Samsung NX11 is also one of the nicer compact system cameras currently on sale. It uses a APS-C sensor – as with Sony's NEX – rather than the Micro Four Thirds sensor found in lots of rivals, but the results are pretty impressive. We particularly like the design of ...
Cons: Owners of the older Samsung NX10 will be disappointed to see such a familiar design, with very few changes between the two cameras. It's definitely a case of [a small] evolution rather than revolution, and in this case it's not worth upgrading – especially as the new i-Function lens will also work with the older camera.
Summary: There's little new to get excited about when comparing the NX11 to the previous NX10, but that's beside the point when considering the NX11 on its own merit. An upgrade model this isn't, but the NX11 does successfully bring out-of-the-box i-Fn lens compatibility. That helps in providing a ‘calling card' for the NX series; that unique principle that should help the NX stand out in an ever more crowded Compact System Camera market.
Excerpt: The Samsung NX11 is the updated version of the NX10, and is Samsung's mirrorless or compact system camera, with a 14.6 megapixel Digital SLR sized sensor, it gives the image quality of a Digital SLR but with a much more compact size. Find out how it performs in our expert review.
Pros: Great handling with rubber grips, iFunction button gives another useful way of accessing options, Quite good value for money, Very good image quality, Good video, Great AMOLED screen, Low noise* (see below), Built in EVF with eye-detection
Cons: Menu structure could be better, ISO800 seems to produce the most noticeably noisey images (coloured grain), Kit lens with OIS is quite large
Conclusion: It’s all too easy to compare the NX11 to the NX10 till the cows come home. However, considering the NX11 on its own merit rather than solely as a comparative “update model”, and it’s certainly a strong camera; indeed it’s better than the NX10. The autofocus improvements in both stills and movie shooting deserve a big thumbs-up, the i-Fn concept is a good one that’s genuinely useful, plus the camera feels good in the hand and is easy to use.
Pros: Faster autofocus, good design, i-Function lenses
Summary: NX11 gir med en gang uttrykk for å være nytt og klassisk. Kameraet føles som et enormt speilreflekskamera med alle de knappne og innstillingsmulighetene som en fotograf kan ønske seg. Det tilhører den nye generasjonen av kameraer uten speil med utskiftbart objektiv, og det er derfor fi re cm slankere og en god del lettere enn mange tradisjonelle speilrefl ekskameraer.
Excerpt: NX11 formår på én gang at være nyt og klassisk. Kameraet føles som et gedigent spejlreflekskamera med alle de knapper og indstillingsmuligheder, som en gammel rotte kan ønske sig. Det tilhører den nye generation af kameraer uden spejl med udskifteligt objektiv, og det er derfor fire cm slankere og en hel del lettere end mange traditionelle spejlreflekskameraer.