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

Samsung NX1000

Winner
Samsung NX1000

64

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

61

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Runner-up
     
 

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX1000

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 40% 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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 598 ms vs 670 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 72.0 vs 69.0
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Almost the same
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 12.2 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Lighter 222 g vs 287 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $317.57 vs $435.86
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5

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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
Startup delay Less startup delay 1000 ms vs 1700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Focus points Slightly more focus points 25 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 330 shots vs 320 shots
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              NX1000:114x63x37 mm
              NEX-5:111x59x38 mm
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              NX1000:598 ms
              NEX-5:670 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              NX1000:15
              NEX-5:25
              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
              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

              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $495 - $689 body only

              $635 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $265 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 - $349 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

              $285 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $449 - $530 with 16-50mm 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 Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $574 body only

              $749 - $759 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $490 body only

              $320 - $430 with 16-50mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $781 with 18-200mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Lowest price More expensive

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