The NX mini’s Wink feature is designed to enable the user to set up a shot and then wink at the camera to capture the photo.

‘Once a wink is detected, the NX mini takes a shot automatically after two seconds, without having to press any buttons,’ claims Samsung.

Measuring 110.4×61.9×22.5mm (excluding projections), the NX mini boasts a 20.5-million-pixel BSI CMOS imaging sensor and six-frames-per-second shooting.

Also on board is Wi-Fi and NFC technology for wireless image transfer and a feature allowing images to be directly uploaded to Dropbox and Flickr.

Three mini lenses have also been announced today: the NX-M 9mm f/3.5 ED; NX-M 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS; and NX-M 17mm f/1.8 IOS.

The NX mini is due to go on sale in the first week of April, priced £399.99 with a 9mm lens.