Samsung NX11 review

The third model in Samsung's NX compact system camera line brings a few subtle changes to an existing formula

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While the NX11 is as much as compact system camera as any other, its design strongly adheres to that of the traditional SLR, more so than most of its peers.

Whereas a number of similar cameras suffer from something of a visual imbalance between their small-format body and long protruding optics, the slightly larger NX body and its design mean that any mounted lenses appear as though they actually belong on it.

Its relatively tall and slender body is rounded at its edges so that there's little definition between its different sides, and its plastic casing is built to the standard expected for such a camera.

It's much the same in this respect to the NX10, although one change Samsung has made is to its grip, which has been remoulded for greater comfort; what this results in is a slight depression under the shutter release button which dictates where the forefinger should rest.

Together with the rest of the body this makes for a comfortable handling experience, although those with larger hands would possibly prefer a more accommodating design, and so are likely to appreciate this change less.

The camera's buttons are plentiful but well labelled, while the menu system should present no problem for anyone using the camera for the first time.

It features icons and clear labelling throughout, although some of the functionality isn't as helpfully explained in-camera as on competing models, making a browse through the supplied manual necessary.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.6 Megapixel
Product FamilyNX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Blink Detection, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)353 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Image Sensor Size23.40 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3056
Display Screen TypeOLED
Height87 mm
Width123 mm
Depth39.8 mm
Product SeriesNX
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Product ModelNX11
Product NameNX11 Mirrorless Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEV-NX11ZZBABGB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Create stunning images easily with the NX11. Featuring the i-Function lens which lets you intuitively control complex manual settings, it comes with new features like Panorama Mode and Sound Picture. You can capture everything from sweeping landscapes to the chirping of birds in the background. Your eyes and ears take it all in, and now so does your camera.

Package Contents
  • NX11 Mirrorless Camera
  • USB Cable
  • Recharable Battery
  • Battery Cradle
  • AC Power Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Manual Basic Operation
  • Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens 18-55mm
Limited Warranty1 Year