• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Nikon S810c

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.5 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S810c advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Less expensive
    $350 vs $549 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Samsung NX Mini

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon S810c

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Sony HX10V

Samsung NX Mini
Sony HX10V
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S810c
Sony HX10V
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S800c

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon S800c
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S810c
Nikon S800c
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch

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
Nikon S810c
Nikon J3
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon J4

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $350
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher-res screen
Nikon S810c
Nikon J4
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon J5

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $600
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon S810c
Nikon J5
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Compare Other Cameras?