• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX1 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    15.2 fps vs 9.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    53 vs 27 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    15.1 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Samsung NX1

  • Less expensive
    $1049 vs $1797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Newer
    11 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    557g vs 1290g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.20 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good, high-resolution image quality; Excellent high ISO performance with RAW files; Very good dynamic range; Blazing fast 15fps full-res burst mode; Deep buffer; Great build quality & comfortable ergonomics; Lots of physical controls; Great battery life; Fast single-shot AF.

  • Continuous AF performance still not as robust as competing DSLRs; Aggressive JPEG noise reduction at high ISOs; JPEG colors and saturation less pleasing at higher ISOs; H.265 video codec can be difficult to work with.

  • Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Built-in electronic viewfinder; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

  • High ISO image quality and dynamic range aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Native EF-M lens selection is still limited; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6300

Samsung NX1
Sony A6300
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $851
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M5
Sony A6300
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $851
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Samsung NX1
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M5
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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