As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX20 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung NX20's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX2000 and the NX10) and Pentax (such as the K-30)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX20 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 15.9 MP), records movies in 24p and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 1,036k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the NX20)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the NX20)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the NX2000 and NX20

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Mid size (122×90×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 228 g vs 341 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10
2 years older
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX10 (vs the NX20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NX10 (vs the NX20)

  • No 24p support
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX10 and NX20

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Fairly small: Mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs Mid size (122×90×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
8 months newer
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the NX20)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the NX20)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and NX20

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (122×90×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 341 g

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
3 months newer
$237 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the NX20)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 8 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the NX20)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the J2 and NX20

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Mid size (122×90×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 341 g

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30
1 year newer
$844 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX30 (vs the NX20)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 614k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the NX30 (vs the NX20)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the NX30 and NX20

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 375 g vs 341 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
1 year newer
$852 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the NX20)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the NX20)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly thicker: 2.8" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and NX20

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 341 g
  • Inexpensive: $851.83 vs $467.39

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX20 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it much larger viewfinder (0.68x vs 0.52x), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 18 MP), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), has much more startup delay (3000 ms vs 600 ms) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
similar age
$391 (body only)
$548 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the NX20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the NX20)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.68x

common strengths of the K-30 and NX20

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.68x
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.6"

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
1 year newer
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the NX20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the NX20)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.68x

common strengths of the SL1 and NX20

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Mid size (122×90×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 1.6"

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the NX20)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 614k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the NX20)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.68x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Mid size (122×90×40 mm)

common strengths of the D5300 and NX20

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the NX20)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the NX20)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.68x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D5100 and NX20

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the NX20)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the NX20)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.68x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and NX20

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the NX20)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the NX20)

  • Much lower true resolution: 18 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.68x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and NX20

  • None found