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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
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
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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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
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
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

$494 - $748 body only

$665 - $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 - $2,298 body only

$1,968 - $3,300 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
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$582 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Weight Is slightly lighter
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 - $1,231 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

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 T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$198 with 10-30mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $427 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
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$599 - $743 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Much thicker

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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$680 - $799 body only

$880 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder No viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

$614 - $690 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Overall image quality Worse image quality
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
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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