• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Samsung NX210 advantages over Sony A5000

  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A5000 advantages over Samsung NX210

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,089 vs 719 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 NX1100

Samsung NX210
Samsung NX1100
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX210
Samsung NX2000
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A5000
Samsung NX2000
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Samsung NX210
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung NX210
Sony A5100
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Hot shoe
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Samsung NX210
Samsung NX3300
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A5000
Samsung NX3300
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
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