• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 3.5 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 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony QX1 advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $580
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon J3

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J3
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony QX1
Nikon J3
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX Mini
Samsung NX2000
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon J4

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony QX1
Nikon J4
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $405
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon J5

Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony QX1
Nikon J5
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Samsung NX Mini
Samsung NX3300
  • $580
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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