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

Sony NEX-5N

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

80

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Samsung NX1000

70

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX1000

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True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lens availability More lenses available 36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 1700 ms vs 1900 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price Cheaper $319.86 vs $598.00
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The best price we've seen is $278 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              NX1000:114x63x37 mm
              NEX-5N:111x59x38 mm
              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
              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
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              NX1000:1700 ms
              NEX-5N:1900 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,026 - $1,073 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 - $319 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

              $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
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $749 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 A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $450 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

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $459 - $479 with 20-50mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $630 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

              $450 body only

              $699 - $749 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

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