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

Samsung NX300

Winner
Samsung NX300

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Samsung NX1000

71

Samsung NX1000

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $318.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $181 cheaper (around 40% less)
Weight Lighter 222 g vs 280 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.5" vs 1.6"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Samsung NX300

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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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 116 ms vs 598 ms
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5.2x less delay when taking photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
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
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 3D photos Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NX1000:12.4 EV
              NX300:12.7 EV
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              36 lenses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Weight Light weight Help
              NX1000:222 g
              NX300:280 g
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              NX1000:$318.00
              NX300:$499.00
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $326 - $429 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
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly 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

              $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $508 body only

              $1,218 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $784 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Samsung NX1000.

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $665 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $599 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $800 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Size Smaller
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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