• 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-T1 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $1499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    385g vs 771g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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 an external screen 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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX1100
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX1100
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $584
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX3000
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $584
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX30

Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $837
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX30
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $837
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A5000

Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A5000
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Samsung NX3000
Sony A5000
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX3000
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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