The Samsung NX11 updates the original NX10 Compact System Camera of last year. Now straight from the box with i-Function lens compatibility, is this latest Samsung NX release enough to push the range forward? The What Digital Camera Samsung NX11 review finds out…

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Samsung NX11

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:85%


  • AMOLED screen, improved AF, i-Fn concept, built-in EVF


  • Little change over NX10, occasional autofocus wavering, EVF could be improved (resolution and refresh rate to counter lag)


Samsung NX11 Review


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Samsung NX11 review – Verdict

There’s little new to get excited about when comparing the NX11 to the previous NX10, but that’s beside the point when considering the NX11 on its own merit. An upgrade model this isn’t, but the NX11 does successfully bring Samsung NX11 smout-of-the-box i-Fn lens compatibility. That helps in providing a ‘calling card’ for the NX series; that unique principle that should help the NX stand out in an ever more crowded Compact System Camera market.

Image quality is good, the autofocus has been improved by a fair margin from its previous incarnation and the body layout makes good sense in the hand. It feels like a mini-DSLR in many resepcts, though with hot competition working up yet more advanced models we’d still like to see a bigger lift for the NX-series.

Despite all its great points, the NX11 just isn’t quite that big push we’d been hoping for. Saying that it’s still a very good camera indeed that’s worthy of attention and one of a handful of Compact System Camera to provide a viable alternative to a full-on DSLR system.


Compression:Standard, Fine, S.Fine
Output Size:4592x3056
Viewfinder Type:Electronic Viewfinder, 921K-dot
PC Socket:No
LCD:3in, 614K-dot AMOLED (not LCD)
White Balance Bracket:Yes, ±3EV
AF Points:35-zone system AF (contrast detect)
Colour Temp Control:2500 – 10,000 Kelvin
Field of View:100% approx, 0.86x magnification
Sensor:14.6MP APS-C Type CMOS
Max Flash Sync:1/180th sec
Focal Length Mag:1.5x
DoF Prview:Yes
Other:Dioptre adjustment: -4.0 - +2, DoF preview, Built-in pop-up flash (GN 11), Face Detection, Beauty Mode, Green LED AF assist lamp,
Metering System:TTL 247 (19x13) Block segment
Dust Reduction:Yes, Super Sonic Wave filter
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No, lens-based (where applicable)
Movie Mode:Yes, 720p HD
Live Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:P, A, S, M, Panorama, Lens Priority, Picture Sound, Landscape, Scene modes, Movie, Smart Auto
Connectivity:DC IN, HDMI out, AV Out
Weight:353g (no battery or card)
File Format:Raw (SRW), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Power:BP1310 rechargeable li-ion battery
Dimensions:123mm x 87mm x 39.8mm
Shutter Speeds:30 – 1/4000th second, plus Bulb (to 8mins)
Focusing Modes:Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous (JPEG: 3fps to 10 shots; RAW: 3fps to 3 shots)
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Cable Release:Yes (SR9NX01 optional accessory)
Exposure Comp:1/3EV Step ±3EV
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Built-in Flash:Yes, GN 11
Lens Mount:Samsung NX (also Pentax K-mount and Samsung GX lenses via optional adaptor)
White Balance:AWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent White, Fluorescent NW, Fluorescent Daylight, Tungsten, Flash WB, Custom Set, Color Temp. (2,500-10,000K)
  1. 1. Samsung NX11 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality & Value
  5. 5. Verdict
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