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Advantages of the Samsung NX1

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
15 fps vs 9 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/5999s
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Around 30% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Samsung NX500

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Size
Significantly smaller
120×64×43 mm vs 139×102×66 mm
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2.8x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The NX500's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Significantly lighter
287 g vs 550 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.7" vs 2.6"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,399.00 vs $3,598.87
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The best price we've seen is $2,200 cheaper (2.6x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Both shoot very high resolution HD movies Help
              4K @ 24fps
              Screen type OLED screens Help
              Bright and vivid
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              28 MP
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              55 lenses

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