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

Samsung NX300

Winner
Samsung NX300

82

vs

Sony NEX-5R

78

Sony NEX-5R

Runner-up
     
 

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
 

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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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Focus points Slightly more focus points 105 vs 99
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.5" vs 1.6"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D 3D photos Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              NX300:76.0
              NEX-5R:78.0
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              25,600 ISO
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NX300:23.6 bits
              NEX-5R:23.7 bits
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NX300:12.7 EV
              NEX-5R:13.1 EV
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              NX300:105
              NEX-5R:99
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              NX300:280 g
              NEX-5R:276 g
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $599 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

              $315 - $429 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

              $493 - $748 body only

              $664 - $898 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 NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $789 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 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 Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 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

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

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              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Sony NEX-5R Competitors

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