Sony NEX 5N vs Samsung NX200

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

113

Samsung NX200

93

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
365 ms shutter lag

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 NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Samsung NX200 Competitors

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$554 body only

$730 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$491

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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.