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Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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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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
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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 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
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$252 body only

$315 - $485 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$328 body only

$312 with 20-50mm lens

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

Olympus E-1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

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Olympus E-500

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

$525 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$2,899 with 12-60mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Size Slightly larger
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Weight Heavier

Samsung NX300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $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

$450 body only

$599 - $650 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

$548 body only

$698 - $700 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

$398 - $410 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

$260 - $349 with 20-50mm lens

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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