• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX20 advantages over Panasonic GF6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Better color depth
    23.4 vs 20.7 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    785 vs 622 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.9 vs 10.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.5 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic GF6 advantages over Samsung NX20

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $400* vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Lighter weight
    454g vs 637g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    28 vs 11 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

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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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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 NX20
Sony NEX-7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GF6
Sony NEX-7
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-01

Samsung NX20
Pentax K-01
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GF6
Pentax K-01
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Samsung NX20
Olympus E-PL5
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Samsung NX20
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GF6
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Samsung NX20
Olympus E-PL7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL7
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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