• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Advantages

Samsung Galaxy NX over Olympus E-M1

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    440 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video

Olympus E-M1 over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    50 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Exceptional rugged, weather-proof, professional build; Lightning fast contrast-detect AF, and phase-detect AF that makes Four Thirds lenses far more responsive; Tons of useful physical controls with immense customizability; Arguably the best image quality of any Micro Four Thirds camera we've tested to date; Large, sharp, high-resolution electronic viewfinder; Advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, including remote control shooting in PASM exposure modes.

  • Bigger and heavier than many other compact system cameras; Most expensive Micro Four Thirds camera on the market to date; Menu system and customization options have a steep learning curve; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Samsung Galaxy NX
Olympus E-M5
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $752
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M5
  • $1287
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $752
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $522
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M1
Sony NEX-7
  • $1287
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $522
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GX7
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M1
Panasonic GX7
  • $1287
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic Jack
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Sony A7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M1
Sony A7
  • $1287
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Samsung Galaxy NX
Olympus E-M10
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M10
  • $1287
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Internal flash
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