• APS-C 365.0mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
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  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony NEX-C3 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.5 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Sony NEX-C3

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 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
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very small body, refined build. Large sensor for good light gathering. Various low-light shooting modes to improve results. HD video mode with real-time autofocus.

  • Menu-driven interface is sometimes confusing, making quickly finding what you want difficult. Camera may be too small for some.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5

Sony NEX-C3
Sony NEX-5
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Samsung NX3300
Sony NEX-5
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-3

Sony NEX-C3
Sony NEX-3
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Samsung NX3300
Sony NEX-3
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-C3
Sony NEX-5N
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Samsung NX3300
Sony NEX-5N
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sony NEX-C3
Samsung NX2000
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sony NEX-C3
Canon EOS M10
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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