• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Fujifilm X100S

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $1099*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 53 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X100S 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.32 vs 0.60 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 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

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Attractive, retro rangefinder-style design; Improved (excellent) still image quality that's even better thanks to second generation X-Trans sensor technology; Great, sharp f/2 35mm-equivalent lens; Overall better operation and performance than the X100; Addition of phase-detect pixels makes bright light autofocusing faster.

  • Low-light AF slow and inconsistent; Video quality, even at 60p, compromised by moire and lack of image stabilization; Combined four-way pad/Command dial means AF control points cumbersome to change; Too easy to bump control dials and change settings accidentally (especially the EV dial).

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100

Samsung NX1000
Fujifilm X100
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X100S
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $450
  • APS-C
Fujifilm X100S
Samsung NX1100
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X100S
Sony A5000
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Samsung NX1000
Fujifilm X100T
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • External Mic Jack
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