• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon V2 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.86 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.35 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    40 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    58.8 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    40 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Nikon V2

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $900 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    269g vs 457g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.5 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon V1

Nikon V2
Nikon V1
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon V1
  • $545
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon AW1

Nikon V2
Nikon AW1
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $673
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon AW1
  • $545
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $673
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon V3
  • $545
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon J4

Nikon V2
Nikon J4
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $340
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $545
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $340
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Nikon J5

Nikon V2
Nikon J5
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $545
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • On-sensor phase detect
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