Samsung NX Mini mirrorless Camera (1080p, 3 inch touch screen, 9mm lens) £159 @ Very.co.uk
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Samsung NX Mini mirrorless Camera (1080p, 3 inch touch screen, 9mm lens) £159 @ Very.co.uk

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Found 27th Feb 2016
Samsung NX Mini camera 1 inch sensor and interchangeble lens and 3 inch flip up touch screen is being sold on Very for £159. On Argos it's £299! This is the cheapest 1 inch sensor camera you can get for £159.

It has very good video quality, it's basically like a broadcast quality TV camera in your pocket that's 22mm thick. You could record your own TV shows on this.

It has a 3 inch flip-up selfie-touch screen, making it ideal for vlogging, your own Youtube shows, unboxing videos, tutorials, etc etc.

Ideal for any wannabe TV presenter. Normal people could use it too I suppose... especially at this price!!

Sample video quality:

Low light sample:
youtube.com/wat…zyU

Sunny Daytime sample:
youtube.com/wat…njs

As you can see from the sample videos, it has very good "normal" colours, with none of the weird colour tints that you get on similar priced Panasonic, Nikon or Sony cameras.

Features:
Level gauge
Full manual controls
Flip up LCD touch screen
1080p video
RAW output
White balance micro adjustment
22mm thick
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I'm looking for a new camera..but know nothing about them. Can anybody give any feedback on this camera and tell me if it's worth buying
thairidgebacksuk

I'm looking for a new camera..but know nothing about them. Can anybody … I'm looking for a new camera..but know nothing about them. Can anybody give any feedback on this camera and tell me if it's worth buying


What's your budget, and what sort of photography are you looking to do?
This one does not have a zoom function, for that you will need the 9-27 lens and adjustment is manual. Have ordered but need to consider additional lens... Reviews are reasonably positive so have taken plunge due to its size, weight picture quality.
Great camera for the price, only 'cons' for me would be the fixed lens and video quality.
DubDriver

.. only 'cons' for me would be the fixed lens ..


It's not fixed.
Agharta

It's not fixed.


Fixed focal length lens aka a prime lens.
Available here for £199 (possibly plus delivery) including the 9-27 mm lens. ukcamerastore.co.uk/aca…HAQ


Edited by: "Magister" 27th Feb 2016
It should be noted that Samsung are probably done with their Camera/Photography business outside of phones and looking to sell it off (Nikon rumoured to be sniffing around for a while). So it will difficult at some point to find lenses as they don't have the user-base of competing products. amateurphotographer.co.uk/lat…170
datalossfs

It should be noted that Samsung are probably done with their … It should be noted that Samsung are probably done with their Camera/Photography business outside of phones and looking to sell it off (Nikon rumoured to be sniffing around for a while). So it will difficult at some point to find lenses as they don't have the user-base of competing products. http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/samsung-has-stopped-making-cameras-altogether-official-tweet-suggests-71170


Even if Samsung stick around in the market, the NX Mini uses a different lens mount to their main line of cameras, and probably won't receive any further lenses anyway!
ElGofre

What's your budget, and what sort of photography are you looking to do?

ideally around £150 I would like to take some quality pictures for my website, action shots of my dogs etc.
I'm a complete novice looking for something that will give me some professional looking shots
thairidgebacksuk

ideally around £150 I would like to take some quality pictures for my … ideally around £150 I would like to take some quality pictures for my website, action shots of my dogs etc.I'm a complete novice looking for something that will give me some professional looking shots



I wouldn't recommend this camera for the sort of shots you want, as mentioned above this bundle ships with what's known as a "prime" lens, which means it does not zoom. It's going to give you a fixed perspective similar to a smartphone or even a little bit wider angle than that, so not great for action shots where your dog may be a decent distance away from you. Are you willing to consider buying used gear? You'll get far more camera for your money with a used DSLR. For around £150 I would personally go for a Nikon D3000 body paired with a 55-200mm telephoto lens. It should make for a nice entry level system that will be miles ahead of the sort of bridge/superzoom cameras you would have to buy at this price if buying new.

ebay.co.uk/sch…t=0
mpb.com/en-…dx/
Thanks for the advice....I'll take a look on Ebay
Edited by: "Kanjieyez" 27th Feb 2016
Pretty sure this comes bundled with Lightroom 5.
bit of a dead system, 27mm is longest lens so 73mm equivalent
range covered by normal rx100, gx7 types
using an adapter and nx lenses may be of interest though
Bought - started a new account for extra 20% off too (and pay nothing for 12 months). Thanks OP
Just a heads up that Samsung has pulled out of the camera market (apart from the phone camera market). It still makes sensors but its NX range is pretty much dead in the water.....
I was interested until I read this: DPReview
The autofocus and touchscreen issues put me off.
Edited by: "leaston" 29th Feb 2016
@ ElGofre

Think some people (me included) prefer the smaller form factor of mirrorless cameras. I know for sure if i'd bought a dslr instead of my current interchangable lens camera, yes perhaps the quality of photos would have been slightly better, but definitely I would have used it a lot less.
ykhan16

@ ElGofreThink some people (me included) prefer the smaller form factor … @ ElGofreThink some people (me included) prefer the smaller form factor of mirrorless cameras. I know for sure if i'd bought a dslr instead of my current interchangable lens camera, yes perhaps the quality of photos would have been slightly better, but definitely I would have used it a lot less.



As a mirrorless user myself, I can completely appreciate that. However my DSLR recommendation came based on the shots the user said they wanted to do, with a DSLR+tele lens being the best option for that budget. For their £150 budget they could probably pick up an early M43 body with some variety of tele, which they could certainly go for if size is the largest priority, but you wouldn't get the viewfinder (or at best get a very rudimentary EVF) and the autofocus would not perform as well as a similarly old DSLR, both of which I would happily trade the smaller size for given his desire to get action shots of his dog running around.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 29th Feb 2016
So what you can get a zoom? most novice users are taking pictures from a close range (products)

I think most novice should just get a good camera phone, easier to use and manage, no costs as you own it anyway
whelan189

So what you can get a zoom? most novice users are taking pictures from a … So what you can get a zoom? most novice users are taking pictures from a close range (products)I think most novice should just get a good camera phone, easier to use and manage, no costs as you own it anyway


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There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on the original price of £400.

For a new customer this comes to £132 with the 20% off, it is a great camera for that price.
sffs

There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on the … There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on the original price of £400. For a new customer this comes to £132 with the 20% off, it is a great camera for that price.



Ordered myself but may refuse delivery and get refund ... 9-27 zoom lens an addition £100+ likewise for the adaptor to us NX lenses plus the cost of a NX lens .
Could probably get a Sony A6000 for similar cost
the NX series is thought to be end of life
eoshd.com/201…us/

this does mean you should be able to get some bargains!
sffs

There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on the … There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on the original price of £400. For a new customer this comes to £132 with the 20% off, it is a great camera for that price.


Yes - £132 for a camera with these capabilities is an amazing deal, despite the end of life..
Put one in your pocket & try a bit of street photography
It's showing as £179? What am I doing wrong?

arriving too late



catlady40

It's showing as £179? What am I doing wrong?

sffs

There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on … There are good and bad reviews around for this, but they are based on the original price of £400. For a new customer this comes to £132 with the 20% off, it is a great camera for that price.


132 did seem a lot better - lens is a bit chunky for pocketing despite the slimness of the body

POWERLESS

Ordered myself but may refuse delivery and get refund ... 9-27 zoom lens … Ordered myself but may refuse delivery and get refund ... 9-27 zoom lens an addition £100+ likewise for the adaptor to us NX lenses plus the cost of a NX lens . Could probably get a Sony A6000 for similar cost


An A6000 with two lenses for £232? Where??

I bought it because a pancake lens for my current CSC would cost me £100+, so having a pocket sized CSC come with it for £132 (plus I can sell the bundled Lightroom 5 on ebay for £30) is a bargain. Looks like the price has gone up and the 20% new customer offer has gone now though.
ElGofre

I wouldn't recommend this camera for the sort of shots you want, as … I wouldn't recommend this camera for the sort of shots you want, as mentioned above this bundle ships with what's known as a "prime" lens, which means it does not zoom. It's going to give you a fixed perspective similar to a smartphone or even a little bit wider angle than that, so not great for action shots where your dog may be a decent distance away from you. Are you willing to consider buying used gear? You'll get far more camera for your money with a used DSLR. For around £150 I would personally go for a Nikon D3000 body paired with a 55-200mm telephoto lens. It should make for a nice entry level system that will be miles ahead of the sort of bridge/superzoom cameras you would have to buy at this price if buying new.http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=nikon+55-200&_sop=2&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xnikon+d3000.TRS0&_nkw=nikon+d3000&_sacat=0https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-lenses/used-nikon-fit-lenses/nikon-af-s-55-200mm-f-4-5-6g-if-ed-dx/



Thanks for the advice. Had a look on eBay for what you suggested and other are plenty available.

I'm personally interested in portrait photography and shots of architecture from fairly close up. What kind of lens would you recommend? Secondly, if there was only one lens you could have that performed in a variety of situations, what would you go for?
sffs

An A6000 with two lenses for £232? Where??I bought it because a pancake … An A6000 with two lenses for £232? Where??I bought it because a pancake lens for my current CSC would cost me £100+, so having a pocket sized CSC come with it for £132 (plus I can sell the bundled Lightroom 5 on ebay for £30) is a bargain. Looks like the price has gone up and the 20% new customer offer has gone now though.


they are saying would be 232 for camera +adapter, further payment for lens
tbh seems a non starter as only 1 lens which seems handy 50-200 and its 230quid so obviously cheaper than an a6000+lens but bit convoluted for 1 lens
also - price has gone up and cant see adapter for sale anywhere?
Edited by: "brilly" 29th Feb 2016
whelan189

So what you can get a zoom? most novice users are taking pictures from a … So what you can get a zoom? most novice users are taking pictures from a close range (products)I think most novice should just get a good camera phone, easier to use and manage, no costs as you own it anyway


If you dont know about something then stay quiet.
Its really very easy to do instead of giving poor advice.
ImyR85

I'm personally interested in portrait photography and shots of … I'm personally interested in portrait photography and shots of architecture from fairly close up. What kind of lens would you recommend?



What's your budget? I'm guessing you don't already own a camera body?

You've picked two subjects that typically work best with very different kinds of lenses. Portraiture benefits most from a long focal length and a wide aperture, while architecture definitely wants a wide-to-ultra wide angle lens.

Secondly, if there was only one lens you could have that performed in a … Secondly, if there was only one lens you could have that performed in a variety of situations, what would you go for?



It depends on what camera system they use and exactly what they want to do, but as a very general rule, I would say a "standard zoom" (a zoom lens with a similar zoom range to their systems' kit lens) with a constant aperture. They go from wide enough for landscape and architecture through to a short telephoto field of view, which paired with a relatively wide aperture will suffice for portraits, with the range in-between working for things like street photography. Most brands have a zoom lens with constant f2.8 aperture available. For anyone needing even more zoom than that you have to resort to superzooms which aren't particularly ideal.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 29th Feb 2016
ImyR85

I'm personally interested in portrait photography and shots of … I'm personally interested in portrait photography and shots of architecture from fairly close up. What kind of lens would you recommend?

Secondly, if there was only one lens you could have that performed in a … Secondly, if there was only one lens you could have that performed in a variety of situations, what would you go for?



My budget is around £150. I don't own a body no, I'm a total beginner wonim tentative of overspending on something that might not see much use.

What kind of lens would fit the all-purpose type you mentioned in your second reply, based on a Nikon D3000?

Many thanks for your help.
ImyR85

My budget is around £150. I don't own a body no, I'm a total beginner … My budget is around £150. I don't own a body no, I'm a total beginner wonim tentative of overspending on something that might not see much use.What kind of lens would fit the all-purpose type you mentioned in your second reply, based on a Nikon D3000? Many thanks for your help.



If you can up your budget closer to £200, then a D3000 paired with this Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 lens would make a great starting point. The next best option would be a standard 18-55mm kit lens, but this lens would be well worth the extra expense for the larger aperture (which lets in more light and allows you to get the blurrier backgrounds people associate with "proper" photography and portraiture) and the superior sharpness.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 29th Feb 2016
ImyR85

My budget is around £150. I don't own a body no, I'm a total beginner … My budget is around £150. I don't own a body no, I'm a total beginner wonim tentative of overspending on something that might not see much use.What kind of lens would fit the all-purpose type you mentioned in your second reply, based on a Nikon D3000? Many thanks for your help.



​If you are worried about whether you will use it, size might also be worth thinking about - I had a DSLR for ages and didn't like lugging it around. Got a CSC that I can fit in my pocket and use it all the time.

You can get an older used CSC for around £100-150 - Nikon 1 J2 with the kit lens, or a newer 'dead technology' (making them a bit chalet used) Samsung NX 3000 or 300 for not much more used.
Samsung are stopping selling cameras in the UK after current stock is sold. I've got an nx200 (£400) that has been for two major warranty repairs (one was the sensor and the other the main board!!!) Would defo never buy another. Stick with canon/Nikon.
ardouse

Samsung are stopping selling cameras in the UK after current stock is … Samsung are stopping selling cameras in the UK after current stock is sold. I've got an nx200 (£400) that has been for two major warranty repairs (one was the sensor and the other the main board!!!) Would defo never buy another. Stick with canon/Nikon.



I've owned nx3000 and nx300, both had no problems. There is a thread or reliability below where most owners have had little or no trouble.

dpreview.com/for…374
Anyone got any discount codes handy for existing customers? looking to order this and a couple of other things from Very at the same time
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