As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung NX200's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G3 and the Lumix DMC-GF3) and Samsung (such as the NX100 and the NX300)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX200 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 14 MP), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), can focus continuously while recording movies and is newer (september 2011 vs may 2011).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
3 months older
$795 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the NX200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the NX200)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and NX200

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×84×47 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 336 g vs 200 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the NX200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the NX200)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-GF3 and NX200

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (108×67×33 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 264 g vs 200 g

Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100
1 year older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX100 (vs the NX200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NX100 (vs the NX200)

  • None found

common strengths of the NX100 and NX200

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×71×35 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the NX200)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the NX200)

  • None found

common strengths of the NX300 and NX200

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
similar age

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the NX200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the NX200)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 5N and NX200

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 200 g

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10
1 year older
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX10 (vs the NX200)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the NX10 (vs the NX200)

  • Significantly heavier: 499 g vs 200 g

common strengths of the NX10 and NX200

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Fairly small: Mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 230k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12.2 MP), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 3.5 fps) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (3600 ms vs 400 ms) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
1 year newer
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the NX200)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the NX200)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the K-50 and NX200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the NX200)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the NX200)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and NX200

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.4"