Samsung NX1 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

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Samsung NX1
Sony Alpha A7 II

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
14% higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel count of 28.2MPMP, however the Sony Alpha A7 II is only a 24.3MPMP digital camera (3.9MP 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.

6MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a total megapixel count of 30.7MPMP, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II is only a 24.7MPMP digital camera (6MP less).
Eighty-eight more auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX1 has 205 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A7 II only has 117 auto focus points.
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
0.33x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.04xx, but the Sony Alpha A7 II is only a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.33x 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.

One hundred and fifty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II only takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

4 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.4 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (36).
920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Samsung NX1 (921,600 pixels pixels).
134g lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a weight of 416gg, whereas the Samsung NX1 is a 550gg digital camera (134g 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.

Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony Alpha A7 II is 95% based on 22 reviews, but the average rating of the Samsung NX1 is 91% (based on 31 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, however the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (30.4 smaller).
Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a display resolution of 1,036,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
134g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 550gg digital camera. That's 134g heavier than the Sony Alpha A7 II (416gg). 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.

Slightly Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX1 has an average user rating of 91%, but the Sony Alpha A7 II has an average user rating of 95% (based on 22 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
17% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 24.3MPMP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (24.3MPMP). 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.

6MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 24.7MPMP digital camera. That's 6MP less than the Samsung NX1 (24.7MPMP).
Only 117 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has 117 auto focus points, however the Samsung NX1 only has 205 auto focus points.
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Samsung NX1 (30fpsfps).
47% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.33x lower than the Samsung NX1 (0.71xx). 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.

Only 350 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a digital camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Samsung NX1 only takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

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Older by five months
The Sony Alpha A7 II is five months older than the Samsung NX1.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
28.2MP
BEST
24.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
BEST
 6480 x 4320
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
30.7MP
BEST
24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 42mm
Focal Length Range
16 - 50 28 - 70
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
72mm 55mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
205
BEST
117
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 200
 400
 640
 6400
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 200
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 M-JPEG
 H.265
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 H.265
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 4096x2160@24fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
 4096x2160@24fps
 1440x1080@25fps
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 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 Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,036,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.04x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Calm
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Calm
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,30 10
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
550g 416g
BEST
Height
102.3mm 94.4mm
Depth
65.8mm 48.2mm
Width
138.5mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 295g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 83mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 72.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 474g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots
BEST
350 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Core-i5 3xxx 3.4GHz Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
I-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
2,360,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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