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

Samsung NX300 vs Samsung NX1000

Winner
Samsung NX300

72

Samsung NX1000

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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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
Slightly thinner
1.5" vs 1.6"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$279.99 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $269 cheaper (around 50% 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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
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Almost the same
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
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Weight Light weight Help
              NX1000222 g
              NX300280 g
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $69 body only

              $365 - $479 with 20-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $291 body only

              $330 - $398 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
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $455 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $447 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

              $400 body only

              $275 - $399 with 9-27mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $490 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Samsung NX100

              Samsung NX100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $540 with 20-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $569 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $345 - $350 body only

              $1,000 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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