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

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Differences

Samsung NX300 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Higher effective ISO
    942 vs 718 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Samsung NX300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent 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 Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.7 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    9 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Stylish "retro modern" design in two color schemes; attractive 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen; new APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection AF; better image quality, particularly in low light at high ISOs; faster all-around performance; improved Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Camera feels more plasticky than expected when you pick it up; slower shot-to-speeds compared to rivals; poor buffer depth with raw files; aggressive anti-noise processing destroys detail in high ISO shots; display smudges easily and is rather dim; no EVF support.

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-7
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GX7
Sony NEX-7
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Samsung NX200

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX200
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $934
  • APS-C
Panasonic GX7
Samsung NX200
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-6
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GX7
Sony NEX-6
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Samsung NX300
Olympus E-M10
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $524
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $524
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Samsung NX300
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
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