Samsung NX300 vs Olympus E-1

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 coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-1. Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX300.

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
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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size
Significantly smaller
122x64x41 mm vs 141x104x81 mm
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3.7x smaller
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
768k dots vs 134k dots
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More than 5.5x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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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
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
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
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 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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recommendations

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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
External flash Each supports an 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
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $547 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Olympus E-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$890 body only

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Size Slightly larger
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Olympus E-500

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$325 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
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Olympus E-100 RS

Super zoom

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Lighter
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Thickness Much thicker
Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,999 body only

$1,500 with 12-60mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage

Samsung NX300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$69 body only

$365 - $479 with 20-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$291 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Samsung NX300M

Samsung NX300M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$569 with 18-55mm lens

3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Smaller screen
Lowest price More expensive

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