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 NX500

Samsung NX500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$959 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$650 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus E-1 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$890 body only

$1,490 with 14-54mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier

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