• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000

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Advantages

Samsung NX1100 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

Sony A5000 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
  • Newer
    9 months vs 20 months 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
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Samsung NX1100
Canon EOS M
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A5000
Canon EOS M
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Samsung NX1100
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5T
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Samsung NX1100
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung NX1100
Sony A5100
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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