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Sony NEX-F3
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Samsung NX20
Overview - Full review
Sony NEX-F3
Overview - Full review
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Samsung NX20
Sony NEX-F3
Score
3/5
4/5
Handling
4/5 4/5
Speed
3/5 4/5
Image Quality
4/5 5/5
Video
4/5 4/5
User Score
Specifications
Specifications
Sensor BSI CMOS 20 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5) , 7 Mpx/cm
Lens NAx 18-55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
Stabilisation Depends on lens
Viewfinder Electronic
Screen 7.6 cm, AMOLED, 614000 dots, 4:3, Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range) 100 - 12800 ISO ext. 91 mm
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps , Stereo
Internal memory NA
External memory SDHC SDXC
Connections USB AV HDMI Wi-Fi
Power source BP1310 (9,6Wh)
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 91 x 127 x 60 mm / 390 g
Specifications
Sensor CMOS 16 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5) , 4.3 Mpx/cm
Lens NAx 18-55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
Stabilisation Depends on lens
Viewfinder NA
Screen 7.5 mm, not TN, 921600 dots, 16:9, Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range) 200 - 16000 ISO ext. 75 mm
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps , Stereo
Internal memory NA
External memory SDHC SDXC MS
Connections USB HDMI Flash hot-shoe
Power source NP-FW50 (7.3 Wh)
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 70 x 124 x 43 mm / 303 g
Conclusion
The Samsung NX20 is a well-rounded interchangeable lens compact for advanced users. It's pleasant to use and delivers great picture quality in photo and video modes. The NX20's user-friendly design and handling (iFn, viewfinder, swivel screen, etc.) are a strong point, and Wi-Fi connectivity is an added bonus. The camera's only real drawbacks are an autofocus that's often too slow in low light and RAW files that are slow to save.
The Sony NEX-F3 gets a built-in flash in return for a bulkier body. Elsewhere, changes are few and far between, and the NEX-F3 is as simple, effective and pleasant-to-use as the NEX-C3. With its more reasonable price tag, it makes an excellent alternative to the NEX-5N.
Pros

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Nice design and handling

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Wi-Fi connectivity with interesting functions

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Picture quality up to 3200 ISO

+

Swivel screen

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Very handy iFn function

+

Good video mode

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Good grip

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Built-in flash (finally!)

+

Customisable interface

+

Sharp, pleasant, vertical-tilt screen (up to 180° upwards)

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Very good picture quality up to 3200 ISO

Cons

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Autofocus is too slow in low light

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Pictures can be slow to save, especially in burst mode

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Quite bulky with the 18-55 mm lens

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Noisy shutter release

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No touchscreen

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Battery life could be better

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Noisy shutter release (no discreet snapping here!)

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Variable quality 18-55 mm kit lens / Limited choice of lenses (unless you use an adapter ring)

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Bulkier than previous NEX cameras