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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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
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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
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
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
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
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 - $648 body only

$748 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Has much more focus points
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
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
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 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
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$659 - $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
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,231 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,047 body only

$1,347 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly 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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$580 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Live view Has live view
Screen size Smaller screen
Size Much larger

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $480 body only

$890 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

$1,498 - $2,098 body only

$1,798 - $1,800 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 NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$890 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
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$899 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$315 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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