Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Samsung NX300

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Samsung NX300

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
True resolution
High true resolution
24.3 MP
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Focus points
Many focus points
179
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX300

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lens availability More lenses available 36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed 1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
Size Slightly smaller 122x64x41 mm vs 120x67x45 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.6" vs 1.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $485.00 vs $648.00
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The best price we've seen is $163 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,347 ISO vs 942 ISO
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The A6000 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Focus points Significantly more focus points 179 vs 105
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality Better image quality 82.0 vs 76.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 420 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 768k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 24.3 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 12.7 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 23.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NX300:23.6 bits
              A6000:24.1 bits
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NX300:12.7 EV
              A6000:13.1 EV
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              NX300:105
              A6000:179
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              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 Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 - $550 body only

              $650 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              $699 - $749 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 body only

              $749 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $630 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $459 - $479 with 20-50mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 - $800 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 - $319 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $759 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              External flash No external flash support
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,052 body only

              $1,080 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,298 body only

              $1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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