Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs NX300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A65
8.6
NX300
9.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A65
8.4
NX300
9.1
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
8.7
NX300
9.1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A65
9.3
NX300
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A65
9.0
NX300
9.1

Winner
Samsung NX300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Samsung NX300  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs NX300

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
NX300
942 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
138 ms
NX300
116 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms
NX300
71 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A65
2,800 ms
NX300
1,200 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
NX300
9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
NX300
320 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs NX300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
NX300
20 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
NX300
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

SLT A65
15
NX300
105

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

SLT A65
3"
NX300
3.3"

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

SLT A65
15.3 microns
NX300
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A65  vs NX300 

8.0
9.0
Each of the entries is large enough to accurately target with a fairly chunky finger, and any controls that need to be dragged are responsive.
NX300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
NX300 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 20 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 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 15.3 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 15 105
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A
Magnification 1.09x N/A
Display type OLED N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 9 fps
Battery life 510 320
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
9 fps
Focus lag 138 ms 116 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 71 ms
Startup delay 2,800 ms 1,200 ms

video

SLT A65  vs
NX300 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD OLED
Size 3" 3.3"
Resolution 921 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 132 x 97 x 81 mm 122 x 64 x 41 mm
Thickness 81 mm 41 mm
Weight 622 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes Yes
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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