Samsung Nx mini vs. Nikon J3

Samsung NX Mini and Nikon J3 have same sensor size and approx same price range, both are mid-entry level mirrorless camera and have excellent core specification… Major specification comparison written below.

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Major Difference

Samsung Nx mini vs. Nikon J3 Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:  The Samsung Nx mini features more resolution compared to Nikon J3, so you will get large printouts and you can also re-compose /crop your images after shooting.

AF System: Nikon J3 have advance Hybrid AF system on the other hand the Samsung NX mini have contrast based AF system only.

More AF Points: Nikon J3 have More AF points Compared to Samsung Nx mini, more sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Nikon J3 can quickly and accurately do AF Compared to Samsung Nx mini.

Better low light performance – The Samsung Nx mini have more ISO range compared to Nikon J3, the Samsung Nx mini features more ISO range hence you get better low-light images at HIGH ISO range.

Shutter: Samsung Nx mini features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon J3. But also keep in mind that Samsung Mini doesn’t have any mechanical shutter inside the total shutter operation is done on software level.

Video Mode: Samsung Nx mini features full HD video recording @ 30 fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 30 fps.

Supported formats Samsung Nx mini supperts standard recoding format H.264, Audio AAC.

Other Video Feature of Samsung Nx mini

  • Internet-friendly MP4 format
  • Sound is recorded via an on-board monaural microphone and direct playback to an HDTV
  • integrated HDMI port
  • P/A/S/M modes
  • creatively enhance recordings
  • Fish Eye Smart Filters

Video Mode: Nikon J3 features full HD video recording @ 60 and 30 fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 60 fps and 30 fps.

Nikon J3 Supported formats Nikon J3 supperts standard recoding format H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding.

Other Video Feature of Nikon J3

  • super slow motion shooting at 1200 frames
  • Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
  • Audio file format: ACC
  • Movie file format: MOV


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Samsung Nx mini features touch screen tilting display with+460,800 (screen dots)  on the other hand Nikon J3 have fixed display with +921,000 Screen dots, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Samsung Nx mini.

Wireless connectivity:  Samsung Nx mini has built-in Wi-Fi+ NFC that enables wireless data transfer and remote shooting with any other NFC based smart device and other hand Nikon J3 have Wi-Fi only.

Battery Life (CIPA): Samsung Nx mini battery rating is 650 shots and other hand Nikon J3 battery rating is 230 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon J3 is smaller than Samsung Nx mini.

Weight: Samsung Nx mini lighter than Nikon J3.

WiFi and NFC: The Samsung NX Mini have built-in WiFi and NFC that easily allow file sharing and remote shooting. on the other hand the the Nikon J3 require optional WiFi adapter to access WiFi.

High ISO Test Between Samsung Nx mini vs. Nikon J3 

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Verdict: Samsung NX Mini gives you more ISO range, on the other hand the Nikon J3 comes with a hybrid AF system and and better video recording modes,  if you are a sports shooter go with Nikon J3 other wise Samsung NX Mini is also a excellent choice.

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