• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Less expensive
    $600* vs $749
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.93 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
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 73 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.35 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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 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

  • 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 GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J3
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-E3
Nikon J3
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon J4

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $475
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-E3
Nikon J4
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $475
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Samsung NX Mini
Canon EOS M3
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M3
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon J5

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-E3
Nikon J5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Samsung NX Mini
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
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