• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony DSC-G3 advantages over Samsung NX2000

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 35 mm
    Thinner

Samsung NX2000 advantages over Sony DSC-G3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.69 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus 1030 SW

Sony DSC-G3
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Samsung NX2000
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus Tough-8000

Sony DSC-G3
Olympus Tough-8000
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX2000
Olympus Tough-8000
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus Tough-6000

Sony DSC-G3
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Samsung NX2000
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung NX210

Sony DSC-G3
Samsung NX210
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX210
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony DSC-G3
Samsung NX3300
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX3300
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
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