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

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Differences

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Panasonic GX8

  • Less expensive
    $555 vs $778*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    230g vs 487g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic GX8 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera yet; Great high ISO performance; Very fast autofocus; Fast burst mode with deep buffers; Impressive Dual I.S. system; Great 4K video.

  • No built-in flash; Slow buffer clearing; Below average battery life; Limited I.S. for 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX210

Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX210
  • $555
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
Panasonic GX8
Samsung NX210
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $555
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GX8
Samsung NX2000
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Samsung NX3300
Olympus E-M1
  • $555
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1049
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M1
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1049
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Samsung NX3300
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $555
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $555
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Panasonic GX8
Canon EOS M10
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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