• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Samsung NX1100 over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Olympus E-M10 over Samsung NX1100

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Newer
    8 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.0x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon V2

Samsung NX1100
Nikon V2
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
Olympus E-M10
Nikon V2
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • 60p

Compared to Panasonic G6

Samsung NX1100
Panasonic G6
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • External Mic

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX1100
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $1029
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1029
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Samsung NX1100
Panasonic GX7
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung NX1100
Sony A6000
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Sony A6000
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
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