• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

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Advantages

Sony A7 over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.3 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.5 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung Galaxy NX over Sony A7

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Faster x-sync than A7R; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R

Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7R
  • $1016
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1016
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $442
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7
Panasonic GX7
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GX7
  • $1016
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag
Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1016
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A7
Olympus E-M10
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung Galaxy NX
Olympus E-M10
  • $1016
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
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