As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX5 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung NX5's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX10 and the NX100) and Sony (such as the Alpha NEX-5 and the SLT A33)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX5 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10
4 months older
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX10 (vs the NX5)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 614k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NX10 (vs the NX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the NX10 and NX5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100
3 months newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX100 (vs the NX5)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 614k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NX100 (vs the NX5)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX100 and NX5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×71×35 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
similar age
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the NX5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the NX5)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5 and NX5

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the NX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the NX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and NX5

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the NX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the NX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and NX5

  • None found

Sony SLT A33

Sony SLT-A33
similar age

Significant advantages of the SLT A33 (vs the NX5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A33 (vs the NX5)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A33 and NX5

  • None found