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

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Differences

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Nikon J5

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/60 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon J5 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Higher-res screen
    346k 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
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    59.4 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    20 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    59.4 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Photographer-friendly controls; Impressive dynamic range for its class; Very fast hybrid autofocus; Fast high-speed shooting capabilities; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • No hot shoe or viewfinder; Aggressive noise reduction, even at base ISO; 4K video is limited to 15fps.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J3
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon J5
Nikon J3
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $299
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Nikon V3

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon V3
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon J5
Nikon V3
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon J4

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon J5
Nikon J4
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S2

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon S2
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon J5
Nikon S2
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Pentax Q-S1

Samsung NX Mini
Pentax Q-S1
  • $529
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon J5
Pentax Q-S1
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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