The famous "which camera" question: Pentax K-50 or Samsung NX300.

Started Aug 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP GustavoGoulart New Member • Posts: 6
Re: The famous "Chalk and Cheese" reply.

Cailean Gallimore wrote:

GustavoGoulart wrote:

Hello everyone!

This is my first post here and I guess this is the most annoying kind of question, but it is needed to be asked :-).

Well, I did many reading about dslr, mirrorless, prices and features. I´m on a budget about $1000 to $1200, and I´m up to one of this options:

DSLR: Pentax K-50 or K-30, with 18-55 / 50-200 / 50 mm f1.8

Mirrorless: Samsung NX300, with 20-50 / 50-200 / 50 mm f1.8

I don´t want to decide just based on the best picture quality or video quality down to pixel peeping arguments, I aways balance price/features/quality...and I confess I have an inclination to the mirrorless side of the force, although I really loved the results I´ve seen from K-30 and K-50 and the weather sealing seems very appealing to me, not to mention the DSLR emotional connection with my past SLRs, but the whole package of the NX300 is seducing me day by day.

I don´t mind being limited on lenses, I don´t mind either to use all manual lenses with adapters, actually this idea seems exciting for me.

I know the Sony NEX family, It really

I really would like to see a DPreview review on Samsung NX300, I don´t know why is not there yet, since its such a promising camera.


Welcome to the forum.

These cameras are too different for meaningful comparison.

You need to decide whether you want to go down the DSLR route or the mirrorless route before you start choosing a camera.

They are both very good cameras, but very different.

Ideed. I know they are very different cameras, but I strongly disagree about having to decide if it should be DSLR or Mirroless, I´m really not seeking for the DSLR vs Mirrorless answer. I need something that attend to my expectations. A good camera being DSLR or Mirrorless. My needs are simple, good raw material to edit, good video to edit, sharpness and good colors. I would prefer something more portable, but don´t want to loose much quality over portability. It seems , by some shots I´ve seem, that NX300 doesnt loose quality compared to the PENTAX referred here. Sorry, but they are not Chalk and Cheese, just Cheese, and there´s plenty of different shapes and flavours of cheese, but by the end of the day, they are all cheese. I disagree in a good way, not trying to be harsh here, just making a point.

Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow