• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX1100
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sony A5000
Samsung NX2000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX3300
Sony NEX-5T
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX3300
Sony A5100
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sony A5000
Canon EOS M10
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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