Samsung Galaxy NX vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Winner
Samsung Galaxy NX

58

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy NX

Great image quality
Overall image quality
75.0
Large screen
Screen size
4.8"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,440k dots
Really small
Size
Mid size (137×101×26 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag

Items often bought with the Samsung NX or Sony DSC-HX300

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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX

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Screen size
Much larger screen
4.8" vs 3"
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60% larger screen
Size
Significantly smaller
137×101×26 mm vs 130×93×103 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
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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 6 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
0 ms vs 334 ms
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Almost the same
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 $499.97
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The best price we've seen is $152 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              NX1/6000s
              DSC-HX3001/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NX2700 ms
              DSC-HX3002000 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              NX495 g
              DSC-HX300650 g

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $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

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 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
              Samsung NX1

              Samsung NX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,499 body only

              $1,498 - $1,500 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 - $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $248 - $250

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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