Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Samsung NX5 vs Sony NEX-5R

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX5

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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
Lens availability More lenses available 36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
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
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NEX-5N's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 123x87x39 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 269 g vs 491 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.5" vs 1.6"
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$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 NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 20-50mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$239 - $597 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 - $309 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Has a much larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 with 14-42mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,089 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$977 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 body only

$400 - $450 with 14-42mm lens

Live view Has live view
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Thickness Thicker

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$567 - $1,067 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$498 - $500 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$748 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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