Sony Alpha A6000 vs Samsung NX300

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

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Samsung NX300

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Many focus points
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 size
Much larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
122×64×41 mm vs 120×67×45 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly 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
  1. 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 768k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Focus points
More focus points
179 vs 105
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
420 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.1 EV vs 12.7 EV
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Almost the same
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
Color depth
Better color depth
24.1 bits vs 23.6 bits
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Almost the same
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
62 lenses vs 55 lenses
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More than 10% more lenses available
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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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
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              NX300280 g
              A6000285 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $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
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $380 - $499 body only

              $520 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 body only

              $879 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $485 - $649 body only

              $582 - $699 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

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Startup delay Has significantly 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

              $300 - $380 with 20-50mm lens

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $479 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $438 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,198 - $1,698 body only

              $1,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $595 body only

              $660 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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              Avatar for Cashmety Cashmety (6:37 PM, January 28, 2015)
              Correction - The NX300 does in fact, have image stabilization in the lens, just like the a6000! It also comes with a mini hot shoe flash included in the package.
               
              cashmety (5:46 PM, January 28, 2015)
              Correction - The NX300 does in fact, have image stabilization! It also comes with a mini hot shoe flash included in the package.
               
              Avatar for Paulii Paulii (8:55 PM, December 28, 2014)
              Sony a6000 vs Samsung NX300 is unfair, as they show the Sony with NO LENS. With a lens, the Sony is 50% more expensive, so OF COURSE there will be performance gains. Lame comparison.