Sony NEX 5N vs Samsung NX200

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

100

Samsung NX200

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 EV
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Samsung NX200 Competitors

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$663 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

discussion

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Michael (6:14 PM, December 08, 2011)
The NX200 includes a flash in the standard kit.
 
Avatar for Nuradil Nuradil (8:10 PM, October 24, 2011)
Nor NX200 nor NEX-5 hasn't built in flash. They are included in the kit and can be mounted on the camera.
Among other advantages of Samsung NX series the biggest one is an excellent lens roadmap, especially 3 very sharp pancakes which make the camera very light and compact.
NX200 is a clear winner of this contest.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:44 AM, September 27, 2011)
Hi Dave, good catch, you're right he Samsung NX200 does not have a built in flash, I'll get the specs updated.  As far as the price - Snapsort shows prices from actual retailers, and thats the best price its seen so far, it looks like the NX200 is not widely available yet.
 
Avatar for Low Budget Dave Low Budget Dave (11:29 PM, September 26, 2011)
I am pretty sure the Samsung NX200 does not have a built in flash.  On the bright side, the actual price is only about $899.

The biggest advantage of the Samsung is the traditional controls.  The Sony takes a lot of getting used to.