• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX300 advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Samsung NX300

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $398 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    392g vs 549g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • 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 Samsung NX200

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $934
  • APS-C
Sony NEX-5T
Samsung NX200
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-5R
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5R
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $348
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Samsung NX300
Sony NEX-3N
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

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
Sony NEX-5T
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX300
Samsung NX3000
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Sony NEX-5T
Samsung NX3000
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Slow-motion videos
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