Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A5000 vs NX300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NX300
9.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX300
6.2
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX300
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NX300
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

NX300
8.6

Winner
Samsung NX300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Samsung NX300  based on its focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A5000 vs NX300

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Alpha A5000
1,089 ISO
NX300
942 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A5000
22 ms
NX300
71 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A5000
3.5 fps
NX300
9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A5000
420 photos
NX300
320 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Alpha A5000
23.8 bits
NX300
23.6 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Alpha A5000
13.0 ev
NX300
12.7 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A5000  vs NX300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A5000
19.8 MP
NX300
20 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

NX300
3.3"

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Alpha A5000
18.5 microns
NX300
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A5000  vs
NX300 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 19.8 MP 20 MP
Resolution 5456 x 3632 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 25 105
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.5 fps 9 fps
Battery life 420 320
Continuous shooting
9 fps
3.5 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 71 ms

video

Alpha A5000  vs
NX300 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps (17 Mbps, AVCHD, MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD OLED
Size 3" 3.3"
Resolution 460 k dots 768 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/6000 s

form factor

Size 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Thickness 35.7 mm 41 mm
Weight 210 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No Yes
Image stabilization
Sony Alpha A5000
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