• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Samsung Galaxy NX over Sony A7

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    440 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Sony A7 over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ 0.23 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.3 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
    1.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Faster x-sync than A7R; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7R
  • $1021
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $2277
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2277
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1021
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7
Sony NEX-7
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GX7
  • $1021
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7
Panasonic GX7
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1021
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1252
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Samsung Galaxy NX
Olympus E-M10
  • $1021
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7
Olympus E-M10
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
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