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

8 Reasons For
Five hundred and ninety-five more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 800.00, but the Samsung NX1 only has 205.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a slowest 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 (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).
A lot higher magnification Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1.48x lens magnification ratio digital camera, 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.

£131 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is £131 cheaper than the Samsung NX1.
Available from 9 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.
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).
5 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.

13.9MP more total megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a total megapixels of 30.7MP, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only a 16.8MP digital camera (13.9MP less).
100 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
11.00 flash guide numbers Edit
The Samsung NX1 is an 11.00 flash guide number digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has ten flash guide numbers.
One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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

6 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.

13.9MP less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a total megapixels of 16.8MP, however the Samsung NX1 is a 30.7MP digital camera (13.9MP more).
100 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 200, however the Samsung NX1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
Only ten flash guide numbers Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has ten flash guide numbers, however the Samsung NX1 only has 11.00 flash guide numbers.
One hundred and seventy less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Samsung NX1 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Three months older
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is older than the Samsung NX1 by three months.
8 Reasons Against
Five hundred and ninety-five less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Samsung NX1 has 205.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has 800.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
30s shorter slowest 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 (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).
A lot lower magnification Edit
Samsung NX1 is only 1.04x lens magnification ratio, 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.

£131 more expensive
The Samsung NX1 is more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 by £131.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Samsung NX1, however 11 retailers 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.
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
16.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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)
17.3 x 13 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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking 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
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
BEST
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 (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
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
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
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
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Super AMOLED
 Super 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

Magnification
1.48x
BEST
1.04x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effects
 Sepia
 Calm
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Calm
 Vivid
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
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 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
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
4 - 2 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
21mm 21mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
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
BEST
550g
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

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

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
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
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