• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Nikon D850

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 590k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon D850 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.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    26.4 vs 23.4 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,660 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.8 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1840 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
    14 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.75x vs 0.69x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

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Review Excerpt

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The Competition

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
Nikon D850
Samsung NX300
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Nikon D850
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Nikon D850
Samsung NX30
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 5DS

Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon 5DS
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D850
Canon 5DS
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has 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
Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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