• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Canon 5DS

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 348k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.8 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

Canon 5DS advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,381 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    28 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Canon 5DS
Samsung NX300
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic Jack
Canon 5DS
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
Canon 5DS
Samsung NX30
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon 5DS R
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS R
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A99 II

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A99 II
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 5DS
Sony A99 II
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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