• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Canon EOS M3

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $549
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon EOS M3 advantages over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,169 vs 840 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.60 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • DSLR image quality & resolution in a mirrorless body; Higher-res 24MP APS-C sensor; Much improved AF performance; Better ergonomics with full PASM dial; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC; Tilting LCD.

  • No built-in EVF; Limited native lens selection; Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; No 60p video frame rate or 4K video option.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M3
Sony NEX-5R
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Internal flash
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $450
  • APS-C
Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX1100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M3
Sony A5000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A6000
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M3
Sony A6000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX3000
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M3
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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