• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 51,200

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Panasonic GH5S

  • Less expensive
    $1199 vs $2215*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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 87 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 405k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic GH5S advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    9 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.69x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.7 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GH5S
Samsung NX300
  • $2215
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GH5S
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $2215
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $865
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5S
Samsung NX30
  • $2215
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $865
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GH5
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GH5
  • $2215
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic G9

Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic G9
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1213
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G9
  • $2215
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1213
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
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