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

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
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
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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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
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

$348 body only

$630 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has much more focus points
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$485 - $649 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
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$316 with 20-50mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,089 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,231 body only

$200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,026 - $1,060 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 - $450 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
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 body only

$699 - $749 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

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