Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Samsung NX300

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-6

75

Samsung NX300

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX300.
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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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
116 ms vs 257 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1200 ms vs 2000 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
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
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
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
78.0 vs 76.0
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Almost the same
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.1 EV vs 12.7 EV
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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
360 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
62 lenses vs 55 lenses
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More than 10% more lenses available
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recommendations

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
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Weight Light weight Help
              NX300280 g
              NEX-6287 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              DXOMark

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 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

              $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
              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
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 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 Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 - $360 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
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 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 NEX-6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $595 body only

              $660 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $347 body only

              $898 with 16mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $605 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm 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,