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

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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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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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 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 123x87x39 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 2.3 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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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $574 body only

$739 - $759 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Has slightly more focus points
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$436 - $575 with 16-50mm lens

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Weight Is slightly lighter
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$485 - $1,092 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 - $899 body only

$929 - $997 with 18-105mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Focuses automatically
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

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

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$952 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,064 body only

$699 - $1,638 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$328 body only

$318 with 20-50mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699 - $700

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,597 body only

$1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Live view Has live view
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,498 - $2,098 body only

$1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 - $689 body only

$635 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder No viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 body only

$315 - $970 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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