• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung NX1100 advantages over Sony W830

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony W830 advantages over Samsung NX1100

  • Less expensive
    $118* vs $450
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Sony W830
Samsung NX1000
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $355
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5T
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony W830
Sony NEX-5T
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony W830
Sony A5000
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 160

Samsung NX1100
Canon 160
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Sony W830
Canon 160
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon 180

Samsung NX1100
Canon 180
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Sony W830
Canon 180
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
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