• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A57 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 550 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    25 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony A57

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    910 vs 785 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • 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 Nikon D5100

Sony A57
Nikon D5100
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Nikon D5100
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A37

Sony A57
Sony A37
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher-res screen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A37
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony A57
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony A57
Samsung NX300
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony A57
Samsung NX30
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $919
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $919
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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