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

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Differences

Samsung NX1000 advantages over Samsung NX20

  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 637g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Samsung NX20 advantages over Samsung NX1000

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Less shutter lag
    0.35 vs 0.60 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Buy the Samsung NX20

Review Excerpt

  • High quality images with lots of detail; Excellent graphical user interface is fun to use; Smart implementation of WiFi makes it relatively easy to share photos wirelessly.

  • Designed so much like a DSLR you may wonder why you shouldn't get a DSLR instead; Some performance issues, particularly slow buffer clearing and shot-to-shot speed; Initial WiFi set-up can be confusing.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-7
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX20
Sony NEX-7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX20
Sony NEX-5R
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Samsung NX1000
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $848
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX20
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $848
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $450
  • APS-C
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX1100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $360
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX20
Sony A5000
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More dots on screen
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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