Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Samsung NX200 vs Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5N

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

79

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Samsung NX200

64

Samsung NX200

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
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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Advantages of the Samsung NX200

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
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
Weight Lighter 200 g vs 269 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,079 ISO vs 618 ISO
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The NEX-5N has a slight edge (0.8 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1900 ms vs 3600 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality 77.0 vs 69.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 460 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 235 ms vs 365 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
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 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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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
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        NX200:12.6 EV
        NEX-5N:12.7 EV
        Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
        Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
        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
        NX200:200 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
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        NX200:3600 ms
        NEX-5N:1900 ms
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        NX200:15
        NEX-5N:25
        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

        $499 with 18-55mm lens

        Focus points Has significantly more focus points
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 - $649 body only

        $798 - $810 with 16-50mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 - $1,020 with 16-50mm lens

        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 - $499 with 16-50mm lens

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $300 body only

        $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $499

        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 NX200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung NX3000

        Samsung NX3000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $479 - $480 with 20-50mm lens

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony NEX-5N Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $349 body only

        $498 - $520 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

        $399 - $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

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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.