Nikon D5000 vs Samsung GX-20

Winner
Nikon D5000

50

Samsung GX-20

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

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

$249 body only

$329 - $447 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

$299 body only

$349 - $397 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

$350 body only

$541 with 18-55mm lens

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

Samsung GX-20 Competitors

Samsung GX-10

Samsung GX-10

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Thinner
Size Slightly smaller
Live view No live view
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
Live view No live view
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399 - $417

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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Nikon D5000
D5000
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Samsung GX-20
GX-20
Samsung

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