Samsung NX300M vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Samsung NX300M
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a megapixel count of 20.3MP, but the Sony DSC-WX500 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (2.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

12,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
Slightly larger screen size Edit
Samsung NX300M is 3.31" screen, but the Sony DSC-WX500 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.31" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 7 reviews, the Samsung NX300M has an average expert review score of 84%, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 has an average rating of 77% (based on 11 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 4 reviews, the Samsung NX300M has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 has an average rating of 83% (based on 46 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Samsung NX300M (80).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 153,600 pixels higher than the Samsung NX300M (921,600 pixels).
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 has a weight of 209g, but the Samsung NX300M is a 310g digital camera (101g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Longer maximum battery life Edit
Sony DSC-WX500 is 3.33h battery life, but the Samsung NX300M is only a 2.75h battery life digital camera (0.58h shorter). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

400.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-WX500 is 400.00, but the Samsung NX300M only takes 330.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £11
The Sony DSC-WX500 costs £11.01 less than the Samsung NX300M.
17 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Sony DSC-WX500 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
20% lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a display resolution of 768,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (153,600 pixels higher).
33% heavier Edit
The Samsung NX300M is a 310g digital camera. That's 101g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX500 (209g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

22% shorter maximum battery life Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a maximum battery life of 2.75h. That's 0.58h shorter than the Sony DSC-WX500 (3.33h). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX300M takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-WX500 only takes 400.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£11 more expensive
The Samsung NX300M is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX500 by £11.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Samsung NX300M, but 18 shops sell the Sony DSC-WX500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Samsung NX300M is older than the Sony DSC-WX500 by five months.
6 Reasons Against
2.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Samsung NX300M (18.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Samsung NX300M (12,800).
0.31" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.31" smaller than the Samsung NX300M (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Samsung NX300M has a touch sensitive screen.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-WX500's average expert score is only 77%, however the Samsung NX300M's is 84% (based on 7 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Sony DSC-WX500's average user score is 83%, however the Samsung NX300M's is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 4896 x 3672
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 7152 x 1080
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
21.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.4
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 123
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
247 Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 5.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
768,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,30 2,5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
310g 209g
BEST
Height
63.7mm 58.1mm
Depth
42.7mm 35.5mm
Width
122mm 101.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 236g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BP1130 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
2.75h 3.33h
BEST
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 400 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel i5 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM Requirement
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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