• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200

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Differences

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Pentax KP

  • Less expensive
    $700 vs $999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    230g vs 699g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax KP 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
  • 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • 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
  • 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
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    35 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX210

Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX210
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Pentax KP
Samsung NX210
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Pentax KP
Samsung NX2000
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Pentax KP
Canon EOS M10
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D5600

Samsung NX3300
Nikon D5600
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Pentax KP
Nikon D5600
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $949
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T7i

Samsung NX3300
Canon T7i
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax KP
Canon T7i
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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