• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Samsung NX1000

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5N
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon EOS M

Samsung NX1000
Canon EOS M
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-3N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • $390
  • APS-C
Sony NEX-5R
Samsung NX1100
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $390
  • APS-C
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony NEX-5R
Sony A5000
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
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