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
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
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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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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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
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
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 Significantly lighter 350 g vs 491 g
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Around 30% lighter
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
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
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

$598 body only

$748 - $810 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Has much more focus points
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Is slightly lighter
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 - $749 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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 body only

$1,394 - $1,397 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 NX11

Samsung NX11

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$719 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Live view Has live view
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$287 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
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

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $529 body only

$500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Lowest price Cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 - $2,298 body only

$1,770 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$311 with 22mm 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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discussion

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