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Samsung NX1 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

Samsung NX1 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

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Samsung NX1
Sony Alpha A7 II

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
14% higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel of 28.2MP, however the Sony Alpha A7 II is only a 24.3MP 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.

114,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (114,400 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are slightly better
The Samsung NX1 has an average expert review score of 89%, but the Sony Alpha A7 II has an average rating of 87% (based on 89 reviews).
User reviews are slightly better
The Samsung NX1 has an average user review score of 94%, but the Sony Alpha A7 II has an average rating of 92% (based on 342 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Cheaper by $464
The Sony Alpha A7 II costs $934.99, whereas the Samsung NX1 is $1,399.00.
32 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Two more awards
The Sony Alpha A7 II has 20 awards from expert review sites, however the Samsung NX1 has 18 awards.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
$464 more expensive
The Samsung NX1 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7 II by $464.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 6 sellers sells the Samsung NX1, however 38 shops sell the Sony Alpha A7 II. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung NX1 has received 18 awards, the Sony Alpha A7 II has received 20 awards.
5 Reasons Against
17% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (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.

114,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 114,400 pixels lower than the Samsung NX1 (921,600 pixels).
Older by two months
The Sony Alpha A7 II is two months older than the Samsung NX1.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an average expert score of 87%, but the Samsung NX1 has an average expert rating of 89% (based on 101 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an average user score of 92%, but the Samsung NX1 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 67 reviews).

Awards

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
20 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Recommended
DP Review: Silver
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: 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
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

14 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
28.2MP
BEST
24.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
30.7MP
BEST
24.7MP
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
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 42mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
 Samsung NX
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
205
BEST
117
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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 200
 400
 640
 6400
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 200
 400
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 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 System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 4096x2160@24fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
 4096x2160@24fps
 1440x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Vivid
 Calm
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,30 10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 416g
Height
102.3mm 94.4mm
Depth
65.8mm 48.2mm
Width
138.5mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 474g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
500 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

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

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

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
2,360,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
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