• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX Mini advantages over YI M1

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 33 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

YI M1 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $329 vs $575*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.34 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    10 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Cheap as chips (and with a kit lens!); Quality Sony Exmor Four Thirds sensor; Widely-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount; Good image quality from raw files; Reasonable burst performance for price; 4K video capture

  • Poor ergonomics; Controls too easily bumped; Frustrating user interface; Mediocre JPEG image quality; Heavy-handed noise reduction; Unreliable white balance; No raw+JPEG; Buffer is almost nonexistent; Focus confirmation beep happens while still focusing; AF is poor in low light; Laggy user interface in playback; Extreme crop for 4K video; Kit lenses feel cheap; No bundled flash

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J3
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $558
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
YI M1
Nikon J3
  • $414
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $558
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon J4

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
YI M1
Nikon J4
  • $414
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $365
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Samsung NX Mini
Panasonic GF7
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
YI M1
Panasonic GF7
  • $414
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon J5

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
YI M1
Nikon J5
  • $414
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GX850

Samsung NX Mini
Panasonic GX850
  • $575
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
YI M1
Panasonic GX850
  • $414
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
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