• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-M1 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.7 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    11 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Fujifilm X-M1

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Fujifilm X-M1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX3000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Hot shoe
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Fujifilm X-M1
Samsung NX1100
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • More pixels
Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX1100
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Fujifilm X-M1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX3000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-M1
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Samsung NX3000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Fujifilm X-M1
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
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