Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Samsung NX5 vs Sony NEX-7n

Sony NEX-7 vs Samsung NX5

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX5

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Lens availability
More lenses available
36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
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
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
111×59×38 mm vs 123×87×40 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
16,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 4.6 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
350 g vs 491 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.5" vs 1.6"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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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

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a much larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $547 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$849 - $999 body only

$929 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$270 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 - $1,448 body only

$1,499 - $2,499 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,423 - $1,644 body only

$2,114 - $2,659 with 24-85mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $619 body only

$879 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$990 - $1,698 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Viewfinder No viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 body only

$350 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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