Samsung NX1100 vs Sony ILCE-7

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Samsung NX1100
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3.99s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX1100 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, however the Sony ILCE-7 is a 4s flash sync-speed digital camera (3.99s longer).
PictBridge Edit
The Samsung NX1100 supports pictBridge, but the Sony ILCE-7 does not support pictBridge.
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Samsung NX1100 has a GPS (satellite), but the Sony ILCE-7 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Vastly lighter Edit
The Samsung NX1100 has a weight of 222g, however the Sony ILCE-7 is a 416g digital camera (194g 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.

320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Samsung NX1100 takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony ILCE-7 only takes 270.00 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.

Cheaper by £279
The Samsung NX1100 is £279 cheaper than the Sony ILCE-7.
7 Reasons For
17% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Samsung NX1100 (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.

3.1MP more total megapixels Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.1MP more than the Samsung NX1100 (24.7MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Samsung NX1100 (4x). 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.

50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony ILCE-7 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 higher than the Samsung NX1100 (25,600).
921,567 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 921,567 pixels higher than the Samsung NX1100 (921,600 pixels).
7 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better user reviews
Based on 80 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony ILCE-7 is 91%, but the average rating of the Samsung NX1100 is 85% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX1100 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (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.

15% less total megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX1100 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 3.1MP less than the Sony ILCE-7 (24.7MP).
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung NX1100 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Sony ILCE-7 (4x). 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.

12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Samsung NX1100 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (25,600).
27927x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX1100 has a display resolution (numeric) of 33 pixels. That's 921,567 pixels lower than the Sony ILCE-7 (921,600 pixels).
Fewer sellers
The Samsung NX1100 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Sony ILCE-7 is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by five months
The Samsung NX1100 is five months older than the Sony ILCE-7.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung NX1100 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony ILCE-7 is 91% (based on 80 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
3.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a flash sync-speed of 4s, whereas the Samsung NX1100 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (3.99s shorter).
Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 does not support pictBridge, but the Samsung NX1100 supports pictBridge.
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Samsung NX1100 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 has a weight of 416g, whereas the Samsung NX1100 is a 222g digital camera (194g 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.

Only 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony ILCE-7 is a digital camera that takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Samsung NX1100 only takes 320.00 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.

More expensive by £279
The Sony ILCE-7 is £279 more expensive than the Samsung NX1100.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 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
 6000 x 4000
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
 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
 6000 x 4000
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 2000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 16:9
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
21.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20 - 50 28 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 25600
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
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 off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
4s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot
Flash Metering Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Internal Memory
2GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
33 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4b
BEST
 1.4b
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
Shooting Modes
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Sensitivity priority
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,3,5,10,12,20,30 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
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
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night landscape
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night landscape
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 HEB
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 HEB
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 HEB
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 HEB
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
222g
BEST
416g
Height
62.5mm 94.4mm
Depth
37.5mm 48.2mm
Width
114mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 474g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
BP1030 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
2.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,030mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots
BEST
270 shots

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Intelli-studio,Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,PC Auto Backup Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 DC
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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
Camera Shutter Speed
1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TTL
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