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

Sony NEX-5N

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

79

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Samsung NX1000

71

Samsung NX1000

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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differences

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 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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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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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
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
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
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
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
Focus points Slightly more focus points 25 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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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
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        NX1000:12.4 EV
        NEX-5N:12.7 EV
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
        Avoids dust in your photos
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Weight Light weight Help
        NX1000:222 g
        NEX-5N:269 g
        Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
        Professional
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        NX1000:15
        NEX-5N:25
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        NX1000:1700 ms
        NEX-5N:1900 ms
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $508 body only

        Focus points Has significantly more focus points
        Samsung NX2000

        Samsung NX2000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $285 - $299 with 20-50mm lens

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $450 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
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $304 body only

        $298 with 18-55mm lens

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Samsung NX300

        Samsung NX300

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $449 body only

        $578 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 - $975 with 16-50mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash

        Samsung NX1000 Competitors

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        Samsung NX1100

        Samsung NX1100

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $269 - $511 with 20-50mm lens

        Weight Lighter
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $480 - $748 body only

        $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 with 16-50mm lens

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

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