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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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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
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 Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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
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 16,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 2.3 f-stops better
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
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
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

$493 - $748 body only

$668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 body only

$1,268 - $2,700 with 24-70mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$740 - $999 body only

$900 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Weight Is slightly heavier
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

$614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Is slightly lighter
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

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
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,147 body only

$1,447 - $1,470 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

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
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$437 - $520 body only

$530 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Live view Has live view
Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Size Much larger
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 - $503 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
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $698 body only

$590 - $798 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Live view Has live view
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 - $429 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

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$789 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder No viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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