• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony A7 II

  • Less expensive
    $1199 vs $1498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 59 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony A7 II advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,449 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.6 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.22 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    52 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization; Sensor-shift IS brings stabilization to nearly any lens; Much-improved ergonomics and top-deck control layout; 'Mark II' maintains same impressive image quality, dynamic range and high ISO performance; XAVC S 50Mbps video format; Faster start-up time; Hybrid AF performs well with good continuous AF.

  • (Similar to A7): Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Battery life could be better; Low-light AF still not as good as most DSLRs; High ISO JPEGs look over-processed; Slow buffer clearing; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses (but it's getting better).

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7 II
Sony NEX-7
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A7 II
Samsung NX300
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7 II
Sony A7
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $773
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A7 II
Samsung NX30
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A7 III

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7 III
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7 II
Sony A7 III
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
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