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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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
Startup delay Less startup delay 1200 ms vs 2000 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 116 ms vs 257 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Lens availability More lenses available 36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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 120x67x43 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.7"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 768k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 78.0 vs 76.0
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Almost the same
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,018 ISO vs 942 ISO
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The NEX-6 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NX300:23.6 bits
              NEX-6:23.7 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NX300:12.7 EV
              NEX-6:13.1 EV
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              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
              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 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $999 - $1,136 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $525 body only

              $630 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

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              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

              $599 - $650 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

              $299 - $389 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

              $1,064 body only

              $699 - $1,638 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

              Advantages

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              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $689 body only

              $635 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Focus points Fewer focus points

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              Avatar for Enzo Indulgenza Enzo Indulgenza (0:55 PM, April 15, 2014)
              why has all that advantage the nex-6 if the nx300 all the specs up?
               
              Georgian (9:08 AM, April 15, 2013)
              Cu siguranta as alege NX 300> de la design pana la calitatea imaginii are toate plusurile,