• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $1249 Average Retail $1400 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $798 Average Retail $800 MSRP

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Advantages

Samsung Galaxy NX over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • High-res screen
    2765k vs 1037k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Olympus E-M10 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
    1.30 vs 2.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.7 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)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.8 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon V2

Samsung Galaxy NX
Nikon V2
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster RAW shooting
Olympus E-M10
Nikon V2
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Panasonic G6

Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic G6
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
  • 24p

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GX7
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 24p

Compared to Sony A7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M10
Sony A7
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A6000
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $781
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus E-M10
Sony A6000
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $781
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wider angle lens
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