Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Samsung NX1

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Samsung NX1

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
16.4 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a maximum aperture of 22, but the Samsung NX1 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (3.5).
Five hundred and ninety-five more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 800.00, but the Samsung NX1 only has 205.00 auto focus points.
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Samsung NX1 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Samsung NX1 is only a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
A lot higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.48x, whereas the Samsung NX1 is only a 1.04x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.44x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

25% lighter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera. That's 107g lighter than the Samsung NX1 (550g). 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.

Marginally shorter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a height of 93.5mm, however the Samsung NX1 is a 102.3mm tall digital camera (8.8mm taller).
Quite thinner Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 63.1mm deep, but the Samsung NX1 is a 65.8mm deep digital camera (2.7mm thicker).
8.1mm narrower Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 130.4mm wide, but the Samsung NX1 is a 138.5mm wide digital camera (8.1mm wider).
£981 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is £981.20 cheaper than the Samsung NX1.
Available from 15 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 59448 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Samsung NX1 ranks No. 203189.
User reviews are better
Based on 2 reviews, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Samsung NX1 has an average rating of 91% (based on 31 reviews).
6 Reasons For
11.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel count of 28.2MP, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (11.9MP 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.

13.9MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a total megapixel count of 30.7MP, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only a 16.8MP digital camera (13.9MP less).
100 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
11.00 flash guides Edit
The Samsung NX1 is an 11.00 flash guide digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has ten flash guides.
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
One hundred and seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
11.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a megapixel count of 16.3MP, but the Samsung NX1 is a 28.2MP digital camera (11.9MP higher). 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.

13.9MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a total megapixel count of 16.8MP, however the Samsung NX1 is a 30.7MP digital camera (13.9MP more).
100 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a minimum ISO speed of 200, however the Samsung NX1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
Only ten flash guides Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has ten flash guides, however the Samsung NX1 only has 11.00 flash guides.
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Samsung NX1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
One hundred and seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX1 only takes 500.00 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.

Over one year older
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is older than the Samsung NX1 by 19 months.
14 Reasons Against
16.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (3.5).
Five hundred and ninety-five less auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX1 has 205.00 auto focus points, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has 800.00 auto focus points.
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a display resolution of 1,036,000 pixels, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.04x, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1.48x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.44x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

107g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 550g digital camera. That's 107g heavier than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (550g). 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.

A little taller Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 102.3mm tall digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 93.5mm tall digital camera (8.8mm shorter).
Marginally thicker Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a depth of 65.8mm, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 63.1mm deep digital camera (2.7mm thinner).
8.1mm wider Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a width of 138.5mm, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 130.4mm wide digital camera (8.1mm narrower).
£981 more expensive
The Samsung NX1 is more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 by £981.20.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Samsung NX1, however 16 stores sell the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Samsung NX1 ranks No. 203189 by sales volume, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ranks No. 59448.
Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX1 has an average user rating of 91%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 30.7MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
12 - 40 16 - 50
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
14/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
800
BEST
205
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 100
 25600
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 100
 25600
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide
10m 11m
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 H.265
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 4096x2160@24fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.48x
BEST
1.04x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Calm
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Calm
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,30
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
4 - 2 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
21mm 21mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
443g
BEST
550g
Height
93.5mm
BEST
102.3mm
Depth
63.1mm
BEST
65.8mm
Width
130.4mm
BEST
138.5mm
Lens Weight
382g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
69.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
497g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Core-i5 3xxx 3.4GHz

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data I-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
- SD Memory Card Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
93.5 x 130.4 x 63.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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