bluevellet: My biggest issue with the NX mini is not IQ, sensor size or specs, but simply that Samsung now has two mirrorless mounts. At best, it will be two mounts with so-so support. I just wish Samsung had better thought out its entry in the mirrorless market by either choosing APS-C or the mini route and stuck with it in the long run.
There are NOT many adapters that let one run the lens' electronics.
So you completely ignored the point of what I wrote. And made up a response that fits with your preconception.
MrTaikitso: Co-incidentally, I got to play with one of these in Curry's (UK) just yesterday. Yes, it's tiny and cute, but I could not work out how to use it outside of full auto. I set it to A but could find no way to adjust the aperture, same with S and M modes. Further, it only has a mono mic for video recording. I have Samsung's brilliant EX2F and I just don't know why they wasted time with this mini, when they could have put it's sensor in the EX2F successor, EX3F?
I've already raved about the EX2F elsewhere on the Samsung forum. With manual video controls and a larger sensor, the EX3f is what people want, a robust street and social camera that is a joy to use and produces great results.
This NX mini will be discounted in John Lewis and PC World within months due to lack of sales. Waste of time, sorry!
As long as you understand the "bigger and heavier" thing I think your request reasonable.
ABM Barry: Clearly Leica is practicing deception and we are expected to pay the price! (Yet again) Leica claim: " T, Leica was very keen to stress the optical quality of the new lenses. Most interestingly, we heard that they relied on optical corrections, rather than software, so as to project the best possible image onto the sensor.
This is just another "Ho-Hum" ordinary, slow with the usual short-comings of a kit lens complete with DISTORTION! lots of it too.
Shame on Leica!
Have you looked at DNGs shot with these lenses? Not the jpeg examples posted by DPR.
Also do you not know what "we heard" means here?
olla: what happened to Zeiss? they seem to have dropped the ball on digital cameras. I guess they did not think a full frame Contax G3 would find a market. My G2 was not only a beautiful camera, the lenses produced sharp & detailed photo's without needing photoshop correction. Most camera companies seem to be growing their mirowless digital camera's choices. I think Zeiss made a big mistake in abandoning the digital camera market.
Do you have any evidence whatsoever that Sony owns Zeiss? And then explain why Zeiss makes binoculars in Hungary and Germany instead of China?
Optron, the maker of Samsung NX lenses, has already proven they can make extraordinary lenses in China and many cheap, like 100usd, binoculars are optically excellent and made in China.
Wetzlarkid: The "T" ~ A lovely piece of workmanship, it would look terrific on my Bro's desk next to his Maserati keys! Me ~ Nah..my X1 hits my shutter wants & desires.........
Fuji lenses can't keep up with the optical quality of good Leica lenses. And the dngs shot with these T lenses that I've seen look good.
And yes Fuji makes plenty good lenses, but not like Leica, when Leica puts effort into a lens.
The be an adapter which allows the mounting of NX lenses on this body and all of the electronic controls work.
Though unless the Mini has phase detect AF, the AF is likely to be a bit slow with that adapter.
ageha: Looking at the ISO 3200 images, photos from Nikon's V1 look much cleaner at that speed. The sunny weather photos are looking OK but so does a Sony Z1 at good light. JPGs seem over processed and the lens doesn't seem to be very sharp.
Wait until you see raws before making image quality claims.
samfan: A bit smudgy for my taste, closer to compact feel than N1 which can render closer to the standard of larger sensors. Just my 2 cents.
Please then complain to Samsung about jpegs.
Daniel Lauring: ISO 3200 total mush. Even ISO 1600 has got way too much noise reduction and little detail (see selfie.) Samsung has historically had a hard time matching Sony's high ISO performance. This looks much worse than Nikon 1, let alone Sony.
The problem is you're quoting Samsung's marketing as if that's the market.
There's a big market for those who want a small camera with a bigger sensor that takes excellent lenses and shoots raw, but you can easily put in your pocket.
You can shoot self portraits in raw--did my first in 2002. (Long before the term "selfie" replaced the ages old term "self portrait".)
Also I don't understand your use of the word "alone"; it confuses matters and would seem to suggest you think this camera shoots jpegs alone--which I know you know isn't true.
Raw file size, for stills, is basically immaterial, unless your iPad doesn't have a cardslot, oh wait.
Because that would make the body and lens of EX3F much bigger.
simon62: Before Leica M9 was released, Leica had said that a full-frame M series would be very unlikely... Due to the very short flange distance "peripheral rays would end up striking the corners of the photo site wells rather than the silicon at the bottom of the well". After they finaly made their full frame M9, they claimed that they fixed this "through "the use of microlenses over the sensor as well as the positioning of the photo sites at the periphery of the sensor". Reviewers then said that they saw no vignetting or any other artifacts, even (with lenses) wide open! This actually put Leica back in the game. I believed back then that, somehow in Kodak, they managed to make a sensor that produced no fringing with wide angle lenses but I never believed that (symmetrical) wide angle lenses have almost no vigneting. It is NOT NATURAL! Now, I know that this sounds too much but I wonder if Leica made also that "fix" simply by a in-camera software...
So you have access to the code used for correction of M lenses on the M8, M9 and M240? Colorcast, that can be done if you shoot raw.
NB: Not all Leica M lenses be optically extraordinary--my German made f/4.0 90mm wasn't amazing.
What makes you sure the D3 used a Sony made sensor? The D3s didn't.
I just played with the NX-Mini, it's easy to change the mode with the touch screen. Didn't have a microSD card, else I'd have raws.
Unlike Sony, Samsung knows how to do camera menus that make sense (with the exception of the Android NX).
I only shoot raw, and I don't do lots and lots of mode dial switching.
CanonKen: *checks RX100 price*
Very low ISO is good, but the camera with the 9-27mm is too big to be 'small', and not sure what I'd lose with a high-end P&S.
There be a 17mm f/1.8 lens for this NX Mini system. Stop ignoring that lens.
Marcelobtp: I'm not a samsung's fan, but the image quality shown here is very well balanced, white balance did a pretty good job too. Maybe not strikingly beatifull, but i think is very natural compared to the other companys.
Samsung has a good reputation as still camera maker. It's that some of the jpegs are weak, though the NX300 seems to have improved things a bit.
And my NX100s with the last firmware update simply don't do good jpegs, so I'm forced to conclude you have a lower standard.
wait for raws.
Zeiss is more an optics + lens maker, they or some form of Zeiss also make things like microscopes and binoculars.
It's Kyocera that dropped Yashica/Contax.
Nick932: This is a beta version and I am surprised with all reviews that I have read about T that no review has uncovered or shown any flaws.
The iPhone has never looked a like a Leica. Did not work as phone for years. Buries the clear web browsing history function. Shall I go on about how little the iPhone is akin to anything Leica?
Some fun facts about digital:
There were starting to be digital reprogrammable computers in the late 19th cent, way before Turing. And bet you've even seen one in action in the last 20 years.
There was real digital transmission of 5 tone photo data over wires in the 1920s--still before Turing.
Jogger: Interchangeable lenses for cameras with smaller than APSc sensors make no sense. You can get the upcoming Sony RX100m3 with 24-70/1.8-2.8 equiv. in a much smaller package.
There's a 17mm f/1.8 lens for this NX-Mini system. So check again.
Also reread what I wrote, it's mostly about the Olympus XZ10.
The Sony RX100ii's lens is slow, very, when zoomed, and optically not up to the faster zoom on that cheap Olympus.