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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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

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Samsung nx11 review: jpeg signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Samsung NX11 show better results than the Olympus E-PM1, Nikon J1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 and Sony NEX-C3 at the lower end of sensitivity range. However from a sensitivity of ISO 400 the signal to noise ratio drops, only beating the Nikon J1's results.

Raw images

Samsung nx11 review tiff signal to noise ratio
Samsung nx11 review: tiff signal to noise ratio

TIFF images (after conversion for raw) are on par with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3, and show a better signal to noise ratio than the Sony NEX-C3 up to a sensitivity of ISO 800.

Dynamic range

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Samsung nx11 review: jpeg dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung NX11's JPEGs lag behind the Olympus E-PM1, Nikon J1 and Sony NEX-C3 and only beat the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 at ISO 200.

Samsung nx11 review tiff dynamic range
Samsung nx11 review: tiff dynamic range

TIFF images (after conversion from raw) are similar to the JPEG files in that the dynamic range results lag behind those of the Olympus E-PM1, Nikon J1 and Sony NEX-C3, although they closely relate to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 from ISO 800 to 3200.

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