• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 135 advantages over Samsung NX500

  • Less expensive
    $89* vs $799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner

Samsung NX500 advantages over Canon 135

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.63 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality with high-resolution files; Excellent high ISO performance with RAW files; Very good dynamic range; Fast AF performance; Compact design with good build quality; Better ergonomics than predecessor; 4K video recording.

  • High ISO noise reduction too strong; AF struggles in low-light; Buffer depth is shallow with RAW files; No option for EVF; No built-in flash (external one included); 4K Video is cropped with narrower FOV.

The Competition

Compared to Sony W730

Canon 135
Sony W730
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX500
Sony W730
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Canon 135
Canon 130 IS
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX500
Canon 130 IS
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon 135
Panasonic SZ3
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoots 24p video
Samsung NX500
Panasonic SZ3
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A6300

Canon 135
Sony A6300
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX500
Sony A6300
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6500

Canon 135
Sony A6500
  • $113
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX500
Sony A6500
  • $1095
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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