• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX300 advantages over Panasonic GH4

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher effective ISO
    942 vs 791 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic GH4 advantages over Samsung NX300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 768k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.8 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.8 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    21 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

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.

  • Excellent still image quality for its class; Fantastic, highly-detailed video quality; Superior video recording chops with 4K video (both Cinema 4K and Ultra HD); Responsive all-around performer with great AF performance and burst shooting; Rolling shutter is minimal with 60p and 30p video; Splash- and dust-proof magnesium alloy body; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

  • High ISO performance not as good as some APS-C models (IQ drops quickly past ISO 3200); Overall still image quality not significantly better than the GH3; Sluggish buffer clearing with RAW files; Rolling shutter noticeable on 4K video; Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX200

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $934
  • APS-C
Panasonic GH4
Samsung NX200
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Samsung NX300
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GH4
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic GH3

Samsung NX300
Panasonic GH3
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $823
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic GH3
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $823
  • 4/3

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung NX300
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic GH4
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Samsung NX300
Olympus E-M1
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GH4
Olympus E-M1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • On-sensor phase detect
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