Samsung's NX mini camera is true to its name weighing 158 grams (without the battery) and measuring 23mm thick. These proportions prove impressive as it works with interchangeable lenses, has an in-built flash and a rotating 180 degree screen.

The camera uses a back-side illuminated CMOS sensor to snap photos at 20.5-megapixels and to record videos at Full HD resolution. Samsung has released three lenses optimised for the NX mini, and although an adaptor can be used to support its existing range of 15 NX lenses, it's an additional purchase. The lenses follow as detailed in the official Samsung press release:

Photos are captured quickly with a shutter speed of 1/16,000 and a continuous burst mode of 6 frames per second. The NX mini should perform admirably in poorly lit environments with ISO 160 - 12,800.

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Further differentiating the camera is its proficient connectivity. The NX mini uses Wi-Fi 802.11n and NFC to transfer photos between the camera and compatible smartphones, and to use the smartphone as a remote viewfinder. Photos can be backed up over Wi-Fi with support for Dropbox and Flickr.

An interesting inclusion is a feature called 'wink shot', which Samsung explains "enables hands-free photography [by] letting users set up their shot and capture it with a 'wink'".

Burst mode captures photos at 5MP.

The Samsung NX mini is available now from $499.

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