Nikon D5000 vs Samsung GX-20

Winner
Nikon D5000

50

Samsung GX-20

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung GX-20

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Samsung GX-20.

competitors

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Samsung GX-20 Competitors

Pentax K-500

Pentax K-500

Entry-level DSLR

$500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,457 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$480 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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Nikon D5000
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