Samsung vs. Sony

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Bryan M
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Samsung vs. Sony
Jun 15, 2012

Hello everyone:

I am trying to decide on which mirrorless system to go with and I would appreciate your thoughts. I am currently using a Nikon D300 with the 16-85 and 35 1.8 lenses. I would call myself an advanced amateur but have been paid to shoot weddings (a couple dozen). I prefer to shoot RAW and do my own post processing.

I recently went on a trip and hauled my small kit in a nice sling bag but found it cumbersome. I love the image quality from my current kit but long for something lighter. I have narrowed my choice between the Samsung NX20, NX210 and the Sony NEX-7.

I am leaning towards the Sony NEX-7 but have some reservations. My biggest concerns with both systems is lens availability and selection. The NEX-7 is supposed to have a great sensor and battery life. It seems Samsung may have a better lens selection and some very interesting rumored lenses...

Samsung iFn 12-24mm f/4 OIS ED VCM
Samsung iFn 55mm f/1.8 pancake
Samsung iFn 30mm f/2 pancake (version II)
Samsung iFn 16-50mm f/2.8 OIS SSA

I have read that the Samsung cameras are slow to process RAW files, is this a concern for any of you? I really like that Samsung is innovating and doing some new things (iFunction lenses & wireless controls). Their prices are a bit more reasonable than Sony's as well.

Have any of used both cameras? If so, what is your thoughts.

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