• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Samsung NX1 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    65 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 19.6 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster RAW shooting
    15.1 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (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 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Samsung NX1

  • Less expensive
    $999 vs $1797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 3.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    15 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

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
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A3000

Samsung NX1
Sony A3000
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A3000
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Samsung NX1
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1199
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1199
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon EOS M5

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