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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy NX

Overall image quality
Great image quality
75.0
Screen size
Large screen
4.8"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,440k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 136x101x25 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX

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Screen size Much larger screen 4.8" vs 3.0"
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60% larger screen
Size Much smaller 136x101x25 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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3.5x smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,440k dots vs 921k dots
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Around 60% higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 20 MP vs 9.9 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.3x4.6mm
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Around 13x larger sensor
Thickness Much thinner 1" vs 4.1"
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4x thinner
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NX's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Battery life Longer battery life 440 shots vs 310 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight Lighter 495 g vs 650 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 0 ms vs 334 ms
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Almost the same
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Startup delay Less startup delay 2000 ms vs 2700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8.6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $348.00 vs $484.90
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The best price we've seen is $137 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              NX:1,440k dots
              DSC-HX300:921k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              NX:495 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NX:2700 ms
              DSC-HX300:2000 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Samsung Galaxy NX Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 body only

              $2,300 - $2,500 with 12-35mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 - $1,770 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $248 - $303

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $148

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $232 - $330

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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