• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony A9

  • Less expensive
    $1199 vs $3498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 360k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Sony A9 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
    ~ 5.93 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
    ~1.20 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,517 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    20 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.22 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.69x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.2 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    364 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • New sensor offers incredible performance; Excellent image quality at low & high ISOs; Very good dynamic range; Phenomenal 20fps burst speed & deep buffer; Very good battery life for a mirrorless; 4K video; Dual card slots.

  • Slow buffer clearing; Only one card slot is UHS-II compatible; Touchscreen underutilized; No lossless RAW compression option; No 4K/60p option.

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 A9
Samsung NX300
  • $3498
  • 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
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sony A9
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $574
  • 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
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A9
Samsung NX30
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Samsung Galaxy NX
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A9
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Top deck display

Compared to Sony A7 III

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A7 III
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A9
Sony A7 III
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range
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