• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Samsung NX1100 advantages over Sony A3000

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 616g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A3000 advantages over Samsung NX1100

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,068 vs 852 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 470 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27.0 mm vs 30.0 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Absolutely incredible value; Includes a stabilized kit lens; More versatile than a fixed-lens bridge camera; Comfortable body with good ergonomics; Great image quality; Good autofocus performance; Decent battery life.

  • Feels a bit plasticky; Slow burst shooting with limited buffer; Sluggish to power on or switch modes; Low-res EVF and LCD monitor; Can't review images using EVF; No video output; Weak flash; Battery charges in-camera.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX20

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX20
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
Sony A3000
Samsung NX20
  • $324
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic G5

Samsung NX1100
Panasonic G5
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A3000
Panasonic G5
  • $324
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5T
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A3000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $324
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A3000
Sony A5000
  • $324
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX3000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $337
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A3000
Samsung NX3000
  • $324
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $337
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
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