• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
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  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony NEX-VG10 advantages over Samsung NX1

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.16 vs 3.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 77 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Samsung NX1 advantages over Sony NEX-VG10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    65 mm vs 294 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    15.2 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    53 vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good, high-resolution image quality; Excellent high ISO performance with RAW files; Very good dynamic range; Blazing fast 15fps full-res burst mode; Deep buffer; Great build quality & comfortable ergonomics; Lots of physical controls; Great battery life; Fast single-shot AF.

  • Continuous AF performance still not as robust as competing DSLRs; Aggressive JPEG noise reduction at high ISOs; JPEG colors and saturation less pleasing at higher ISOs; H.265 video codec can be difficult to work with.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GH2

Sony NEX-VG10
Panasonic GH2
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1500
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Samsung NX1
Panasonic GH2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1500
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Sony NEX-VG10
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX1
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Sony NEX-VG10
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Sony NEX-VG10
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-T3

Sony NEX-VG10
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Samsung NX1
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Newer
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