• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Advantages

Sony NEX-3N 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
  • Longer battery life
    480 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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

Samsung NX1100 over Sony NEX-3N

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for an entry-level mirrorless; User interface ideal for consumers stepping up from point-and-shoots; Speedy and accurate autofocusing; Zoom lever on body; Tremendous value.

  • Lack of hot shoe or accessory port limits more advanced shooting; No electronic viewfinder; Performance lags behind previous model, especially on burst shooting speed.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Sony NEX-3N
Samsung NX1000
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $400
  • APS-C

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS M
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX1100
Canon EOS M
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5T
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5T
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony NEX-3N
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $482
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
Samsung NX1100
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $482
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5000
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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