Updated (May, 2013): Compare the Samsung NX2000 vs Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Winner
Samsung NX300

74

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Samsung NX1000

64

Samsung NX1000

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX1000

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Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 768k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller 114x63x37 mm vs 122x64x41 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 222 g vs 280 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 1.6"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $317.57 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX300

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 116 ms vs 598 ms
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5.2x less delay when taking photos
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points Significantly more focus points 105 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality Better image quality 76.0 vs 72.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Startup delay Less startup delay 1200 ms vs 1700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 942 ISO vs 840 ISO
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The NX300 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth Better color depth 23.6 bits vs 22.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The NX300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              36 lenses
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              NX1000:$317.57
              NX300:$449.00
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $449 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $360 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $239 - $610 body only

              $418 - $1,018 with 9-27mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $315 - $970 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $689 body only

              $635 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              True resolution Lower true resolution

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              $549 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,064 body only

              $699 - $1,638 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

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