Samsung NX3300 vs Sony Alpha A5100

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Samsung NX3300
Sony Alpha A5100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Marginally longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX3300 has a maximum focal length of 77mm, but the Sony Alpha A5100 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (2mm shorter).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 0.24x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.02x higher than the Sony Alpha A5100 (0.22x). 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.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
Samsung NX3300 is 2,330mAh battery. That's 1,250mAh bigger than the Sony Alpha A5100 (1,080mAh).
Cheaper by £83
The Samsung NX3300 costs £82.74 less than the Sony Alpha A5100.
14 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Samsung NX3300 (24.3MP). 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% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.1MP more than the Samsung NX3300 (24.7MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.4 smaller than the Samsung NX3300 (36).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 0.6mm shorter than the Samsung NX3300 (24mm).
179.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony Alpha A5100 is 179.00, but the Samsung NX3300 only has 35.00 auto focus points.
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Samsung NX3300 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,800 pixels higher than the Samsung NX3300 (921,600 pixels).
6g lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a weight of 224g, however the Samsung NX3300 is a 230g digital camera (6g 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.

5% shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a height of 62.8mm. That's 3.1mm shorter than the Samsung NX3300 (62.8mm).
10% thinner Edit
Sony Alpha A5100 is 35.7mm deep. That's 3.3mm thinner than the Samsung NX3300 (35.7mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony Alpha A5100 is 109.6mm wide. That's 7.8mm narrower than the Samsung NX3300 (109.6mm).
400.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 takes 400.00 shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX3300 only takes 370.00 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.

4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Significantly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A5100 is 82% based on 61 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Samsung NX3300 is 60% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Sony Alpha A5100 (24.3MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 3.1MP less than the Sony Alpha A5100 (24.7MP).
Six times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.4 bigger than the Sony Alpha A5100 (36).
3% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 24.6mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 0.6mm longer than the Sony Alpha A5100 (24mm).
Only 35.00 auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 35.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5100 only has 179.00 auto focus points.
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Samsung NX3300 does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Sony Alpha A5100 has a touch sensitive screen.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A5100 (921,600 pixels).
Moderately heavier Edit
The Samsung NX3300 has a weight of 230g, but the Sony Alpha A5100 is a 224g digital camera (6g lighter). 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.

Taller Edit
Samsung NX3300 is 65.9mm tall. That's 3.1mm taller than the Sony Alpha A5100 (62.8mm).
Thicker Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 39mm deep digital camera. That's 3.3mm thicker than the Sony Alpha A5100 (35.7mm).
7% wider Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 117.4mm wide digital camera. That's 7.8mm wider than the Sony Alpha A5100 (109.6mm).
Only 370.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung NX3300 is 370.00, but the Sony Alpha A5100 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.

Less retailers
The Samsung NX3300 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Sony Alpha A5100 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Samsung NX3300's average expert score is only 60%, however the Sony Alpha A5100's is 82% (based on 61 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
2mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, however the Samsung NX3300 is a 77mm maximum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
10% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 0.22x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.02x lower than the Samsung NX3300 (0.22x). 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.

Vastly smaller battery capacity Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a battery capacity of 1,080mAh. That's 1,250mAh smaller than the Samsung NX3300 (1,080mAh).
More expensive by £83
The Sony Alpha A5100 is £82.74 more expensive than the Samsung NX3300.
Older by over one year
The Sony Alpha A5100 is 13 months older than the Samsung NX3300.

Awards

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01net.com: 4 Star
chip.com.my: Outstanding
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 24.3MP
BEST
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
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 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
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
21.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.1x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
77mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
24.6mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
16 - 50 16 - 50
Lens Structure
9/8 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
43mm 40.5mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
35 179
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
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 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
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 off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
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)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.24x
BEST
0.22x

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

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,12,30,3,10,20 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Food
 Night portrait
 Self-portrait
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Food
 Night portrait
 Self-portrait
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
230g 224g
BEST
Height
65.9mm 62.8mm
BEST
Depth
39mm 35.7mm
BEST
Width
117.4mm 109.6mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 283g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,330mAh
BEST
1,080mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Light Room5, iLauncher, Samsung DNG Converter Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
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