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Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Samsung NX1

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

7 Reasons For
16.4 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 22 maximum aperture, but the Samsung NX1 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
1,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Samsung NX1 is only a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
£103 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is £102.60 cheaper than the Samsung NX1.
Available from 6 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. 95343 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Samsung NX1 ranks No. 404690.
Seven more awards
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has 25 awards, but the Samsung NX1 has 18 awards.
Expert reviews are slightly better
Based on 127 reviews, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average expert review score of 90%, whereas the Samsung NX1 has an average rating of 89% (based on 101 reviews).
3 Reasons For
11.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel 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.

One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 68 user reviews, the Samsung NX1 has an average review score of 94%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average rating of 89% (based on 437 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
11.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a megapixel 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.

One hundred and seventy less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Samsung NX1 only takes 500.00 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.

Eleven months older
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is older than the Samsung NX1 by eleven months.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX1 is 94% (based on 68 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
16.4 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
1,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
£103 more expensive
The Samsung NX1 is more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 by £102.60.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Samsung NX1, however 7 sellers 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. 404690 by sales volume, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ranks No. 95343.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung NX1 has received 18 awards, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has received 25 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Samsung NX1 has an average expert rating of 89%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 127 reviews).

Awards

25 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
onfoto.ru: Gold
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 14 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
16.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 30.7MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
100mm 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 Blade
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm 72mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
800
BEST
205
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

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
 50
 160
 200
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 160
 200
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
10m 11m
BEST
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

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 H.265
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 M-JPEG
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effects
 Art
 Muted
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
 Art
 Muted
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
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
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 2
Eye Relief
21mm 21mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Sunrise
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
93.5mm 102.3mm
Depth
63.1mm 65.8mm
Width
130.4mm 138.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
497g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
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
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

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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