Updated (August 2012): Compare the Nikon 1 J2 vs Samsung NX5

Nikon 1 J1 vs Samsung NX5

Nikon 1 J1
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX5.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon J1

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Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 3 fps
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20x faster continuous shooting
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Smaller
106×61×30 mm vs 123×87×40 mm
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2.2x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
277 g vs 491 g
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More than 40% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Samsung NX5

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lens availability
More lenses available
36 lenses vs 8 lenses
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4.5x more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Samsung NX5.

similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
J1460k dots
NX5230k dots
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
J110 MP
NX514 MP
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$275 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$270 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $547 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$292 body only

$360 - $399 with 20-50mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$566 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $648 body only

$698 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$585 body only

$490 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 with 10-100mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$135 with 11-2mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$288 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,448 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $2,799 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 with 20-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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