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

Sony NEX-7

Winner
Sony NEX-7

86

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Samsung NX200

65

Samsung NX200

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

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

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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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 Significantly lighter 200 g vs 350 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $1,019.09 vs $1,100.00
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (around 10% less)
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 223 ms vs 365 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 430 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 0.3 f-stops better
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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-7:13.4 EV
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              NX200:20 MP
              NEX-7:24 MP
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              NX200:$1,019.09
              NEX-7:$1,100.00
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              NX200:15
              NEX-7:25
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $520 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $508 body only

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Samsung NX200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $285 - $299 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

              $330 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
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available

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              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 - $777 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $480 - $748 body only

              $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,298 body only

              $1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $304 body only

              $308 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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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 :-)