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

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Differences

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Nikon D3500

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon D3500 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $447 vs $556
    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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1550 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    16 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality for its class; Excellent high ISO performance for APS-C; Fast single-shot AF speeds; Compact, easy to use design; Incredible value at under $500 with lens.

  • 11-point AF system feels out-dated; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Below average viewfinder coverage accuracy; No touchscreen; Limited wireless features.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX210

Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX210
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
Nikon D3500
Samsung NX210
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D3500
Samsung NX2000
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS M10
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon SL2

Samsung NX3300
Canon SL2
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $464
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Nikon D3500
Canon SL2
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $464
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL3

Samsung NX3300
Canon SL3
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Nikon D3500
Canon SL3
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
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