• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Panasonic ZS200

  • Less expensive
    $500 vs $698*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Panasonic ZS200 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 Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    4 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    413k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 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
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    139 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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 NEX-5R

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic ZS200
Sony NEX-5R
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic ZS200
Sony NEX-3N
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • $450
  • APS-C
Panasonic ZS200
Samsung NX1100
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Samsung NX1000
Panasonic ZS100
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic ZS100
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Samsung NX1000
Sony RX100 VI
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS200
Sony RX100 VI
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
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