Samsung NX1 vs. Sony a7 III

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Sep 15, 2014
Feb 27, 2018
 
$1499 (body only), $2799 (with 16-50mm F2-2.8 lens, grip, extra battery, external charger)
$2000
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
6480 x 4320
6000 x 4000
6480 x 3648, 4320 x 4320, 4560 x 3040, 4605 x 2592, 3088 x 3088, 3264 x 2176, 3328 x 1872, 2160 x 2160, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1152, 1408 x 1408
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
28 megapixels
24 megapixels
31 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
DRIMe 5
Bionz X
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 25600, expandable to 51200
Auto, 100-51200
 
50
51200
204800
8
11
Yes
Yes
No
Sensor-shift
 
5 stop(s)
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine, normal
Extra fine, fine, standard
  • JPEG
  • RAW (SRW)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
 
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (4)
Yes
Yes
209
693
Samsung NX
Sony E
1.5×
1×
 
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
1,036,000
921,600
Yes (Touch AF/shutter, menus, image playback)
Yes
Super AMOLED
 
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
1.04× (0.69× 35mm equiv.)
0.78×
2,360,000
2,359,296
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Auto
  • Custom
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Smart
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Selection
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • Movie
  • Action freeze
  • Beauty face
  • Fireworks
  • Landscape
  • Light trace
  • Multi-exposure
  • Night
  • Panorama
  • Rich tone (HDR)
  • Samsung Auto Shutter
  • Silhouette
  • Sunset
  • Waterfall
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene
Yes (pop-up)
No
11.00 m (ISO 100)
 
Yes (Hot shoe, wireless via built-in flash)
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single-shot
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Bracket
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
15.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (2 - 30 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (at 1 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes
Yes
 
3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
H.265
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Uncompressed 4K output over HDMI (4:2:2)
Supports XAVC S codec (100Mbps), S-Log2 and S-Log3, and HLG
 
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 25 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II)
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
802.11/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (wired)
 
Yes (water and dust resistant)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
BP1900 lithium-ion battery and charger
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
500
710
550 g (1.21 lb / 19.40 oz)
650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
139 x 102 x 66 mm (5.47 x 4.02 x 2.6)
127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
 
No
None
None