• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Canon EOS M3

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M3 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $1199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,169 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • DSLR image quality & resolution in a mirrorless body; Higher-res 24MP APS-C sensor; Much improved AF performance; Better ergonomics with full PASM dial; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC; Tilting LCD.

  • No built-in EVF; Limited native lens selection; Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; No 60p video frame rate or 4K video option.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX300
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Internal flash
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M3
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX30
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A6000
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M3
Sony A6000
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A5100
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M3
Sony A5100
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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