Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Samsung NX300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Overall image quality
Great image quality
76.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
 
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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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1200 ms vs 2800 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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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 flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Overall image quality Better image quality 76.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Focus points Significantly more focus points 105 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 942 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The NX300 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Color depth Better color depth 23.6 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 768k dots
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More than 60% higher resolution screen
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
Size Slightly smaller 101x58x35 mm vs 122x64x41 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 213 g vs 280 g
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More than 20% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $748 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $438 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $748 body only

              $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $459 - $465 with 20-50mm lens

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 - $309 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 - $800 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $500 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive

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