• 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 QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Thinner
    36 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony QX1 advantages over Samsung NX210

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,063 vs 719 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

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

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Ricoh GR

Samsung NX210
Ricoh GR
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Internal flash
Sony QX1
Ricoh GR
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX210
Samsung NX2000
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

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 QX1
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Samsung NX210
Samsung NX3300
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
  • $455
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $455
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Samsung NX210
Ricoh GR II
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Internal flash
Sony QX1
Ricoh GR II
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Integrated ND filter
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