Samsung, never one to be outdone when it comes to innovation in cameras, just announced their latest NX camera, a mini mirrorless. While the specs are pretty intense, the coolest thing about this camera is that it will be the smallest interchangeable lens camera out on the market. It’s practically a pocket-sized DSLR.
And, if that’s not enough to pique your curiosity, then the fact that it’s lightweight and smart should do the job. Tiny as this camera is, it still comes with built-in WiFi and wireless networking so that you can share your photos immediately after taking them. It also comes with a flip-up LCD screen so you can frame yourself in the image if you’re taking a selfie. The NX mini will come with a large 1-inch type 20.5MP BSI CMOS Sensor, allowing it to pack a punch well over its weight class while not having all the additional bulk you’ll find in a more traditional high end DSLR. The projected price tag is also very sweet: $449.
Lastly, the NX mini will be able to replicate a lot of functions that other cameras could only dream about having. Imagine pairing it with your smartphone and using the NX mini as a baby monitor. Your infant wakes up and begins making noise and the camera takes a photo and sends it straight to your phone so you can determine if you need to drop what you’re doing right now and go tend to your offspring or if your child is content and happily gurgling at that black box thingy while you finish whatever adult task you have on your plate. You could also use it as a spy cam in a pinch though you probably don’t want to leave it anywhere where it could get wet or broken or shot at.
We will be stocking this sweet little NX mini on our shelves so check back for updates on pre-ordering and availability!
— da Bird