• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX300 advantages over Fujifilm X-A7

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    85 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.1 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A7 advantages over Samsung NX300

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $990*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    920k vs 384k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Stylish "retro modern" design in two color schemes; attractive 3.3-inch AMOLED tilting touchscreen; new APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection AF; better image quality, particularly in low light at high ISOs; faster all-around performance; improved Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Camera feels more plasticky than expected when you pick it up; slower shot-to-speeds compared to rivals; poor buffer depth with raw files; aggressive anti-noise processing destroys detail in high ISO shots; display smudges easily and is rather dim; no EVF support.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-7
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony NEX-7
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung NX200

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX200
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $934
  • APS-C
Fujifilm X-A7
Samsung NX200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX300
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Samsung NX300
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A7
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Sony A6100

Samsung NX300
Sony A6100
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Faster shutter
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony A6100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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