Sometimes (often) it feels that's exactly where I live...
-Testing out the new (maybe) cam: Samsung NX Mini.
--Faster AF (and FAR more accurate) than my RX100 III, by a decent margin
--Lenses impressively sharp for the size
--Dynamic range really decent for a small(er) sensor (seems about on par with RX100 III)
--Easy to use (personal view; I love the Samsung menu systems/interface, and the Mini is no different)
--Responsive touch screen
-- Much faster to save files to a fast micro SD card than I thought it would be (a bunch of reviews had me worried... lesson to reviewers: use a fast memory card- technically I shouldn't even have to mention this...)
--VERY good battery life for its class
--Can adapt APS-C Samsung lenses (though most of them will almost completely defeat the purpose of the camera...)
--Solid flip screen (though doesn't angle down; only up, which is mostly the way I use this type of screen anyway)
--Files show a surprising amount of detail, even considering the RAW issue (see 'Bad')
--Micro SD card kinda annoying. Not the end of the world at all, just kinda annoying
--AF is decently fast, but not wicked fast. Suffers in low light too. But again, blows doors on my RX100 III, pretty much in all lighting conditions (and has yet to fail focus, which the RX does ALL. THE. TIME.)
--Screen not the highest res. Still looks good, just not fantastic. But hey... it's cheap!
--Lens line extremely limited, and who knows if Samsung will continue to support the mount (would be nice if they did), though again, you CAN adapt lenses...
--9mm prime is only f3.5. What gives, Samsung? Not even f2.8 to differentiate it from the zoom?? Sure it's small, and that's great, but I think f2.8 could have been squeezed in there at the same size or barely larger. And why not an 8mm, or even a 7mm...?
--9-27mm zoom not collapseable ENOUGH. Yes, it's collapseable, but I think this thing could have been smaller. When I look at my RX100 III and what happens to its 24-70mm(equiv) f1.8-2.8 lens when not in use, I think, yeah, you could have made it smaller. Yes, I understand the physics are different for interchangeable lenses, but still.
--RAW files show noise reduction. This is probably the biggest negative for me. If you SAY it's a raw file, it should BE a raw file. Meaning, no software hocus pocus. Just give me the damned file so I can mess with it! Leave it alone! I'm talking to you too, Sony...
I've yet to decide if this little camera is going to replace my RX or not. I love the RX for a lot of reasons, and some of them are reasons with which the Mini cannot compete. But the Mini also has game in places where the RX falls short. We'll see what happens after a week or so of use.