• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D5000 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.50 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 510 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Nikon D5000

  • 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
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    230g vs 588g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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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Compared to Sony DSLR-A350

Nikon D5000
Sony DSLR-A350
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX3300
Sony DSLR-A350
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony DSLR-A300

Nikon D5000
Sony DSLR-A300
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX3300
Sony DSLR-A300
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony DSLR-A390

Nikon D5000
Sony DSLR-A390
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX3300
Sony DSLR-A390
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Nikon D5000
Samsung NX2000
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Nikon D5000
Canon EOS M10
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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