vs

     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Olympus E-1

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
Help
2x longer exposures
Placeholder Learn more about
the Olympus E-1

Advantages of the Samsung NX300

Report a correction
Screen size Much larger screen 3.3" vs 1.8"
Help
More than 80% larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 60fps vs None
Help
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
Size Much smaller 122x64x41 mm vs 141x104x81 mm
Help
3.7x smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 768k dots vs 134k dots
Help
More than 5.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
Help
Automatically focuses shooting video
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 4.9 MP
Help
Capture more than 4x more detail in your photos
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
Help
Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
Help
The NX300's maximum light sensitivity is 5 f-stops better
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
Help
2.6x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9 fps vs 3 fps
Help
3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.2"
Help
Around 50% thinner
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Help
More than 50% larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Samsung NX300 Learn more about
the Samsung NX300
vs

recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Olympus E-1.

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
Sensor size Large sensors Help
E-1:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
NX300:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
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

dxomark

DXOMark

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 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

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Weight Heavier
Size Slightly larger
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$229 - $500

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$669 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$735 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Placeholder

Olympus E-500

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Samsung NX300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $480 with 20-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 - $299 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
Samsung NX300M

Samsung NX300M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 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
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $748 body only

$500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Touch screen No touch screen

appearance

Placeholder Samsung NX300
Samsung NX300
Samsung NX300

discussion

Showing 0 comments