Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Samsung NX200 vs Sony NEX-7n

Sony NEX-7 vs Samsung NX200

Winner
Sony NEX-7

77

Samsung NX200

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-7.

differences

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
Weight
Lighter
200 g vs 350 g
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More than 40% 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-7

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1200 ms vs 3600 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Overall image quality
Better image quality
81.0 vs 69.0
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Around 20% better image quality
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,016 ISO vs 618 ISO
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The NEX-7 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
223 ms vs 365 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Color depth
Better color depth
24.1 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
Battery life
Longer battery life
430 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.4 EV vs 12.6 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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recommendations

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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              NX200117x63x36 mm
              NEX-7111x59x38 mm
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              NX20015
              NEX-725
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $659 body only

              $887 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 body only

              $350 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $291 body only

              $398 with 16-50mm lens

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor

              Samsung NX200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $464 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $290 with 20-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Samsung NX100

              Samsung NX100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $540 with 20-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $69 body only

              $365 - $479 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
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $189 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $998 - $1,698 body only

              $1,298 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $492 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Focus points Many more focus points
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $555 - $1,099 body only

              $499 - $1,350 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Lacucaracha (3:14 AM, November 28, 2011)
              If you can get Sony NEX-7 for 206 €, get me please some 100 pieces. Thanks :-)