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
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

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.

competitors

Samsung NX300 Competitors

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$405 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$785 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus E-1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$299

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

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

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