• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 15.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 50D advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.99 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 640 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    43 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Canon 50D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    910 vs 696 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.69x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 15.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 6.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Samsung GX-20

Canon 50D
Samsung GX-20
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $1400
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung GX-20
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $1400
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-7

Canon 50D
Pentax K-7
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-7
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony DSLR-A550

Canon 50D
Sony DSLR-A550
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony DSLR-A550
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $859
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX300

Canon 50D
Samsung NX300
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung NX30

Canon 50D
Samsung NX30
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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