• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung MV900F advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    17 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Samsung MV900F

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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 Sony W650

Samsung MV900F
Sony W650
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony NEX-5T
Sony W650
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony WX50

Samsung MV900F
Sony WX50
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Sony NEX-5T
Sony WX50
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung DV150F

Samsung MV900F
Samsung DV150F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony NEX-5T
Samsung DV150F
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung MV900F
Sony NEX-3N
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung MV900F
Sony A5000
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
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