Samsung NX1 vs. Sony A6000

Samsung NX1 vs. Sony A6000 – Samsung NX1 and Sony A6000 both features Hybrid AF sensor, take a look at the details below;

Samsung NX1 vs. Sony A6000 1Major Difference

Samsung NX1 vs. Sony A6000 Specification Comparison Table.

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Samsung NX1 Sony A6000
$2,799.00 $748.00

Sensor: The Samsung NX1 features a 28.2MP four-thirds image sensor which ensures that the user must get high quality images with excellent detailing and rich color depth. Images produced can further be processed and cropped while its quality remains the same. While Sony A6000 offers the same sensor size with 24.3MP resolution which produces bit lower resolution images in comparison to NX1.

AF system: Both the cameras feature hybrid contrast detect + phase detect autofocus system. The NX1 uses 205 phase and 209 contrast detection AF points to acquire quick and precise focusing. The contrast detection method fine tunes the focused area whereas the phase detection method is ideal for acquiring focus quickly. On the other hand Sony A6000 uses a 179 point Phase detection and 25 point contrast detection system to gain fast and accurate focus.

ISO: Both the cameras have the same ISO range. Therefore while working in dull lightning conditions both the cameras will produce same quality images with high clarity and sharpness. The low light performance of the cameras is good as they have a better ISO range.

Shutter speed: with a faster shutter speed of 30 sec 1/8000 sec the NX1 is able to capture sharp and crisp images of even the fastest moving objects. While the shutter speed of A6000 is 30 sec 1/4000 sec which is not as good as NX1.

Top shooting speed: With a top shooting speed of 15fps we can take 15 continuous shots in a second with the NX1. Whereas the top shooting speed of A6000 is 11fps. Better shooting speed shows that the processing power of NX1 is better than that of A6000.

Videos: With Samsung NX1 we can record 4K videos @24fps, Ultra HD 3840X2160 videos at 30fps and full HD videos at multiple frame rates at up to 60fps. MP4 and AVI are the supported formats.

While with A6000 we can capture full HD 1920x1080p videos at up to 60fps and 24fps for smooth and cinematic playback. Videos are recorded in MP4 formats.

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Display: The Samsung NX1 comes with a 3.0″ 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen super AMOLED Monitor which allows live time monitoring over the subjects and are also used for playback of images and videos. AMOLED screen produces high quality graphics while using less power. The touchscreen makes the user able to control the menu fastly. Sony A6000 Tilting screen allows the photographers to adjust the screen angle while shooting so that the subject can be monitored without any problem. While Sony A6000 offers a 3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD.

WI-FI: NX1 and A6000 supports in-built WI-FI with NFC which allows it to connect with any iOS or Android device, for wireless image sharing. The paired devices can also work as a remote control for the camera. NFC allows it to connect to any device by just tapping both of them. No such connectivity feature is provided with A6000.

Battery: A6000 can takes 420 shots in one battery cycle whereas the battery life of NX1 is not specified by the manufacturer.

Dimension: A6000 is smaller than NX1.

Wight: A6000 weighs less than NX1.

High ISO Test Between Samsung NX1 vs. Sony A6000

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Verdict: The Samsung NX1 features more continuous shooting speed, more resolution and a option to rerecord 4K videos, the AF system of NX1 is advance compared to Sony A6000.

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2 comments to Samsung NX1 vs. Sony A6000

  • TestingOne

    The notes made in the October 23, 2014 comparison chart for Samsung NX-1 vs. Sony A6000 is rife with errors, ommissions, and suggest its creator(s) should be replaced with those more knowledgeable in the realm of photovideo technologies.

    I’mean at a loss where to start, the errors are so many. The research was apparently so miserly incomplete, for example, that the reporter errantly indicated Sony A6000 records video only in MP4 codec — this is a gross error the reviewer committed (the In fact, video recording on the Sony is selectable between either MP4 codec for video more appropriately compressed for greater playback efficiency on the web; or alternatively, AVCHD codec is selectable for smoother video destined for Blu-ray, DVD, etc.), despite AVCHD being emblazoned right there on the camera’s back, it was unreported despite its presence and relative importance being visible in one of the supplied Sony A6000 photographs!

    I could go on, highlighting unqualified false statements and generalizations made, in prematurely assuming one camera is “better” performing than the other, in specific areas, due to their manufacturer-supplied specs — totally ignoring real-world realities such as the size of the photo sites on each cameras’ sensors and other variables playing a role in picture quality and low-light performance, rather than mere “ISO Range” and number of pixels on each sensor.

    And what of the Samsung NX-1 sensor being referred to as a “Four-Thirds” sensor, although it is in fact, an APSC sensor, roughly the exact size of the Sony A6000’s!?

    I implore the editors at this site -–and those at DPReview’s to get facts straight through careful analysis rather than trying rush haphazardly to the Internet, falsehoods galore in photo and video equipment comparisons.

    With the right people resources, you all can and should do better than this. I beg you, please do?

    Thank you for “listening.”
    Washington, DC Metro Area

    • admin

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