• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony NEX-5R advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $750 vs $1400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lighter weight
    466g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony NEX-5R

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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 Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5N
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5N
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-5R
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon EOS M
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony NEX-5R
Samsung NX300
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5R
Sony NEX-5T
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Wider angle kit lens
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5T
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony NEX-5R
Samsung NX30
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Lighter weight
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
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