Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

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Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus E-1

Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung NX300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.3" vs 1.8"
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More than 80% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
Help
OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size
Much smaller
122x64x41 mm vs 141x104x81 mm
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3.7x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
768k dots vs 134k dots
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More than 5.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 4.9 MP
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Capture more than 4x more detail in your photos
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Weight
Much lighter
280 g vs 735 g
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2.6x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The NX300's maximum light sensitivity is 5 f-stops better
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9 fps vs 3 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.2"
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Around 50% thinner
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
E-1:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
NX300:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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No significant shared competitors found.

Olympus E-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Weight Heavier
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,680 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Size Slightly larger
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$659 body only

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Size Slightly larger
Olympus E-520

Olympus E-520

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

Samsung NX300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$342 body only

$359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung NX300M

Samsung NX300M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 with 20-50mm, 50-200mm lenses

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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