Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D5300 vs Samsung NX300

Nikon D5200

Winner
Nikon D5200

93

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Samsung NX300

61

Samsung NX300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Size
Really small
Mid size 122x64x41 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 36 lenses
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More than 5.5x more lenses available
Overall image quality Better image quality 84.0 vs 76.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Startup delay Less startup delay 500 ms vs 1200 ms
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2.4x less delay when turning on
True resolution Higher true resolution 24.1 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 768k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,284 ISO vs 942 ISO
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The D5200 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 12.7 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 23.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
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Advantages of the Samsung NX300

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Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size Significantly smaller 122x64x41 mm vs 129x98x78 mm
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3.1x smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Focus points Significantly more focus points 105 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 116 ms vs 302 ms
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2.6x less delay when taking photos
Weight Significantly lighter 280 g vs 555 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 50% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9 fps vs 5 fps
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80% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $499.00 vs $646.95
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The best price we've seen is $148 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              D5200:24.1 MP
              NX300:20 MP
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D5200:84.0
              NX300:76.0
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              D5200:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              NX300:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D5200:24.2 bits
              NX300:23.6 bits
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D5200:13.9 EV
              NX300:12.7 EV
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $783 - $797 body only

              $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $636 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,050 body only

              $920 - $1,385 with 18-105mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $315 - $429 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $1,299 with 18-200mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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