• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $700 MSRP
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16000
  • $376 Average Retail $500 MSRP

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Advantages

Samsung NX1000 over Sony NEX-3N

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Sony NEX-3N 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
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.272 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
  • 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

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for an entry-level mirrorless; User interface ideal for consumers stepping up from point-and-shoots; Speedy and accurate autofocusing; Zoom lever on body; Tremendous value.

  • Lack of hot shoe or accessory port limits more advanced shooting; No electronic viewfinder; Performance lags behind previous model, especially on burst shooting speed.

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Samsung NX1000
Canon EOS M
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS M
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5R
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Newer
Sony NEX-3N
Samsung NX1100
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5T
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5000
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
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