• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $700 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $698 Average Retail $750 MSRP

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Advantages

Samsung NX1000 over Panasonic GM1

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down

Panasonic GM1 over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 1.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    10 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    279g vs 400g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.187 vs 0.598 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Large Four Thirds sensor is impressive for a camera this small; Shares sensor and processor of GX7; Excellent image quality with class-leading high ISO performance; Responsive all-around performer; AF system is fast and accurate; Easy to use and responsive touchscreen; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Lightweight and pocketable design makes it easy to carry everywhere.

  • Can be awkward to use with larger lenses; Rear dial is easy to accidentally press; Lacks a hot-shoe for EVF or external flash; Weak built-in flash; 1/50s flash sync; No 1080p60 video; No external headphone jack or mic input.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S1

Samsung NX1000
Nikon S1
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • $490
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • 60p
Panasonic GM1
Nikon S1
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $490
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GM1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GM1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Lighter weight
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GM1
Sony A5000
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Samsung NX1000
Olympus E-PL7
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GM1
Olympus E-PL7
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • 60p
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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