• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $799
    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)
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 557g
    Lighter weight

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,262 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
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    27 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
  • 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 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

  • Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Built-in electronic viewfinder; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

  • High ISO image quality and dynamic range aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Native EF-M lens selection is still limited; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $374
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Sony NEX-3N
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $374
  • APS-C
  • $450
  • APS-C
Canon EOS M5
Samsung NX1100
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $374
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Sony A5000
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Samsung NX1000
Canon EOS M50
  • $374
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Samsung NX1000
Sony A6400
  • $374
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Sony A6400
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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