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

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Differences

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Sony A68

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    385g vs 912g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony A68 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $698 vs $900
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 580 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Samsung NX3000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony A68
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
Sony A68
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX500

Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX500
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A68
Samsung NX500
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T6s

Samsung NX3000
Canon T6s
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $759
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $759
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Samsung NX3000
Pentax K-3 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony A68
Pentax K-3 II
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
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