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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Samsung NX300

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

80

Samsung NX300

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Overall image quality
Great image quality
76.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX300. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.

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
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Screen size
Larger screen
3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1200 ms vs 2800 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Overall image quality
Better image quality
76.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
105 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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
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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Almost the same
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $291 body only

              $330 - $398 with 16-50mm lens

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $492 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 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

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $69 body only

              $365 - $479 with 20-50mm lens

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $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 Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $461 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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $247 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth

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