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Samsung NX300M vs Sony DSC-WX500

Samsung NX300M vs Sony DSC-WX500

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Samsung NX300M
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a megapixel 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.

15.6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX300M is 22 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-WX500 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (15.6 bigger).
Slightly larger display diagonal 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.

Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a touchscreen, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 does not have a touchscreen.
£66 cheaper
The Samsung NX300M is £65.95 cheaper than the Sony DSC-WX500.
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 84% (based on 47 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera. That's 118x bigger than the Samsung NX300M (120x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-WX500 is 921,600 pixels display resolution. 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.

400.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony DSC-WX500 is 400.00, but the Samsung NX300M only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

6 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

6 Reasons Against
118x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX500 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera (118x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

20% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a display resolution (numeric) 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.

Seventy less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung NX300M takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony DSC-WX500 only takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 4 shops sells the Samsung NX300M, but 10 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 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-WX500 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 15.6 bigger than the Samsung NX300M (6.4).
0.31" smaller display diagonal 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.

More expensive by £66
The Sony DSC-WX500 is £65.95 more expensive than the Samsung NX300M.
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 84%, however the Samsung NX300M's is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
21.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
2x 120x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 4.1 - 123
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
247 Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP1130 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max)
2.75h 3.33h
BEST
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 400 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
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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