Sony NEX 5N vs Samsung NX200

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

71

Samsung NX200

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$287 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Samsung NX200 Competitors

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$469 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Weight Heavier
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$631 body only

$798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Thickness Thicker

discussion

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Showing 4 comments

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.