Sony NEX 5N vs Samsung NX200

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Samsung NX200

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Samsung NX200 Competitors

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$650 with 16-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX210

Samsung NX210

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$715 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly heavier
Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$492 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
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.