• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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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
  • Shoots 24p video
    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
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display 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
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    19 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    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
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.0x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

User reviews

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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 Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-7
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $522
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Sony NEX-7
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $522
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Samsung NX1100
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Samsung NX1100
Panasonic GX7
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung NX1100
Sony A6000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Sony A6000
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Samsung NX1100
Panasonic GF7
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer battery life
  • $510
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GF7
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $510
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
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