• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Leica TL

  • Less expensive
    $529 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 33 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More pixels
    20.5 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica TL advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J3
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica TL
Nikon J3
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon J4

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $459
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica TL
Nikon J4
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $459
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Samsung NX Mini
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX Mini
Samsung NX3000
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon J5

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica TL
Nikon J5
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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