Current street prices for the NX11 with its kit lens stand at around £470-£550, roughly on a par with Panasonic's GF2 and Olympus's EPL-2.

Those drawn towards the Samsung NX11 may also want to look at the cheaper NX10 model, which may appear as the better-value proposition, and also Panasonic's G10 and G2 alternatives given their styling next to the more pocket-friendly likes of Sony's NEX models and Panasonic's GF series.

On the whole, the NX11 is a fun camera to use and it scores points for its autofocus performance, detailed viewfinder and graphic user interface. While lab testing reveals it lags behind a couple of its competitors, it still puts in a more than reasonable performance for a model of its calibre, and images appear well exposed, with good colour and white balance in a range of situations.

It's only really with high-sensitivity images where the user would be advised to take matters into their own hands, given some of the lifeless images which result from the camera's processing engine.

We like

The Samsung NX11 boasts a high-quality viewfinder and raw capture.

We dislike

Cluttered layout of buttons. Lab testing showed it lag behind some competitors.

Verdict

The Samsung NX11 is an enjoyable camera to use, with a pleasing user interface and good results, but it's not as great an upgrade over the NX10 as its current price premium may suggest.

Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter