Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Samsung NX300 vs Sony NEX-5T

Samsung NX300

Winner
Samsung NX300

74

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Sony NEX-5R

72

Sony NEX-5R

Runner-up
     
 

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5R

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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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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Smaller 110x58x38 mm vs 122x64x41 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 330 shots vs 320 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $347.86 vs $485.00
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The best price we've seen is $137 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.5" vs 1.6"
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Around 10% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NX300:23.6 bits
              NEX-5R:23.7 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NX300:12.7 EV
              NEX-5R:13.1 EV
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              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
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              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
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              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-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $525 body only

              $630 - $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 - $349 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $588 body only

              $699 - $749 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,064 body only

              $699 - $799 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 NEX-5R Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $689 body only

              $635 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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