Samsung NX11 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 14.6 megapixels
  • CMOS sensor
  • Samsung NX lens mount
  • 3-inch AMOLED monitor
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 720p HD video
  • 18-55mm iFunction kit lens
  • Captures to SD/SDHC
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-02-07
  • Final Grade: 89 B+

B+

Samsung NX11
14.6 megapixels; CMOS sensor; Samsung NX lens mount; 3-inch AMOLED monitor; Electronic viewfinder; 720p HD video; 18-55mm iFunction kit lens; Captures to SD/SDHC; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

There’s not much to differentiate Samsung’s newest mirrorless camera, the NX11, from its predecessor, the NX10. The body is very slightly redesigned for better ergonomics and, although only slightly bigger than the NX100, has better handling and more external controls (its closest competitor is the Panasonic G2). It also supports the newly developed iFunction feature, a combination of a handy button on the lens that allows quick access to white balance, ISO, aperture and shutter priorities, plus a lens control ring that can adjust those settings. It's a slick system, and hopefully Samsung’s lens lineup grows to keep users happy (five new lenses are due sometime in 2011, we've heard). 

Reviews are still hard to find -- it's pretty typical of Samsung to make a big stink about a new camera, then not make those cameras available to reviewers or buyers for months and months on end -- but image quality will probably be similar to the NX10; both use the same competitive if not outstanding 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor. Video, too, remains a standard 720p. In short, the NX11 is not a worthy upgrade from the NX10 (just slap the new iFunction lens onto the NX10 and download the firmware update), but it's another capable member of the growing mirrorless family, and an ergonomic alternative to the slim, sleek NX100.

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