• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX200 advantages over Sony A6000

Sony A6000 advantages over Samsung NX200

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $934*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~2.20 vs 3.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,347 vs 618 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • 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
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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
  • 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

  • Sleek, more professional camera design; faster autofocus system and burst modes; solid performance at high ISOs despite the bump up in megapixels.

  • Significantly more expensive than previous model; slow buffer clearing with RAW images; with kit lens attached, camera becomes less portable.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-C3

Samsung NX200
Sony NEX-C3
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • More pixels
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-C3
  • $581
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX200
Sony NEX-7
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-7
  • $581
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $624
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung NX200
Samsung NX300
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Sony A6000
Samsung NX300
  • $581
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX200
Samsung NX3000
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6000
Samsung NX3000
  • $581
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Samsung NX500

Samsung NX200
Samsung NX500
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1029
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $581
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1029
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
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