Updated (May, 2013): Compare the Samsung NX2000 vs Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5N

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

73

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Samsung NX1000

64

Samsung NX1000

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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Advantages of the Samsung NX1000

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Lens availability
More lenses available
36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1700 ms vs 1900 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Weight
Lighter
222 g vs 269 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
235 ms vs 598 ms
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2.5x less delay when taking photos
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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
460 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,079 ISO vs 840 ISO
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The NEX-5N has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Better image quality
77.0 vs 72.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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 NEX-5N'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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.97 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              NX1000:114x63x37 mm
              NEX-5N:111x59x38 mm
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              NX1000:$299.00
              NEX-5N:$199.97
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Weight Light weight Help
              NX1000:222 g
              NEX-5N:269 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              NX1000:15
              NEX-5N:25
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NX1000:1700 ms
              NEX-5N:1900 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $347 body only

              $948 with 50mm lens

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $675 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 body only

              $373 - $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $324 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $409 - $510 with 16-50mm lens

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $77 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 body only

              $630 - $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points More focus points
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $475 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $590 body only

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Focus points More focus points
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen

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