• 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 A5000

  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A5000 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,089 vs 852 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 420 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    15 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 30 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

  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • $279
  • APS-C
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1000
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $279
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-3N
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $498
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5T
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX3000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A5000
Samsung NX3000
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung NX1100
Sony A5100
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
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