Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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
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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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 1,347 ISO vs 942 ISO
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The A6000 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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
Focus points More focus points 179 vs 105
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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 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
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NX300:23.6 bits
              A6000:24.1 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NX300:12.7 EV
              A6000:13.1 EV
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              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
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $410 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 A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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 Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $574 body only

              $749 - $759 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

              $550 - $699 body only

              $750 - $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 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

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $449 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              $549 - $550 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

              $339 - $349 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 NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $220 body only

              $400 - $450 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 - $1,770 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $787 with 18-200mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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