Samsung NX3300 vs Sony Alpha A5100

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Samsung NX3300
Sony Alpha A5100

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Samsung NX3300 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony Alpha A5100 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
Samsung NX3300 is 2,330mAh battery. That's 1,250mAh bigger than the Sony Alpha A5100 (1,080mAh).
Cheaper by £199
The Samsung NX3300 costs £199.33 less than the Sony Alpha A5100.
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.1MP more than the Samsung NX3300 (24.7MP).
179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Sony Alpha A5100 is 179.00, but the Samsung NX3300 only has 35.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Touchscreen Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen, whereas the Samsung NX3300 does not have a touchscreen.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. 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.

400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Samsung NX3300 only takes 370.00 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.

3 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

9 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 3.1MP less than the Sony Alpha A5100 (24.7MP).
Only 35.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Samsung NX3300 is a 35.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5100 only has 179.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX3300 does not have a touchscreen, but the Sony Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen.
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX3300 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution. 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.

Only 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Samsung NX3300 is 370.00, but the Sony Alpha A5100 only takes 400.00 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.

Less retailers
The Samsung NX3300 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Sony Alpha A5100 is stocked by 4 sellers. 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).
4 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha A5100 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Samsung NX3300 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

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 £199
The Sony Alpha A5100 is £199.33 more expensive than the Samsung NX3300.
Older by nine months
The Sony Alpha A5100 is nine months older than the Samsung NX3300.

Awards

No awards found 9 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
chip.com.my: Outstanding
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
21.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
Number of Aspheric Elements
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
35 179
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 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 25,600
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
 ± 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 off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.24x Unknown - Click to provide data

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)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,3,5,10,12,20,30 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 MPF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 MPF
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
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 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 (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
230g 224g
BEST
Height
65.9mm 62.8mm
Depth
39mm 35.7mm
Width
117.4mm 109.6mm
Lens Weight
111g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
31mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
64.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 283g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,330mAh
BEST
1,080mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.8V 7.4V

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

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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
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)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
1 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback