• 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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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony A7

  • Less expensive
    $1050 vs $1498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    More info 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Sony A7 advantages 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)
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,248 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.2 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.23 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    50 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

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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
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1879
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1879
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Sony A7
Sony NEX-7
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung NX20

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX20
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7
Samsung NX20
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-6
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $430
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Sony A7
Sony NEX-6
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $430
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $593
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Sony A7
Samsung NX30
  • $1187
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $593
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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