• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000

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Advantages

Samsung NX1000 over Sony A5000

  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Sony A5000 over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Newer
    9 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.304 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
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.2 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
    1.3 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Samsung NX1000
Canon EOS M
  • $322
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A5000
Canon EOS M
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Samsung NX1000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $322
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $322
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Samsung NX1000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $322
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5100
  • $322
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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