• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony A5000

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 35 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A5000 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $1199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~2.00 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,089 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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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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
Sony A5000
Samsung NX300
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX1100
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $874
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A5000
Samsung NX30
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $874
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A5100
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
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