As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX210 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Samsung NX210's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3 and the Rebel T3i) and Samsung (such as the NX300 and the NX2000)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX210 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 16 MP), records movies in 24p, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 1,152k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
8 months newer
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the NX210)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the NX210)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX300 and NX210

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 222 g

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
7 months older

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the NX210)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the NX210)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the 5N and NX210

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 222 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
7 months older
$436 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the NX210)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the NX210)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the V1 and NX210

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×76×44 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 294 g vs 222 g

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
1 year older
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the NX210)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the NX210)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-5 and NX210

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 222 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the NX210)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the NX210)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX2000 and NX210

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)
  • Very light: 228 g vs 222 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.5"

Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100
10 months newer
$450 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1100 (vs the NX210)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NX1100 (vs the NX210)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX1100 and NX210

  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×63×40 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)
  • Very light: 119 g vs 222 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.5"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX210 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 460k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12.2 MP) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), significantly fewer lenses available (55 lenses vs 220 lenses) and has a slightly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 690 shots).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the NX210)

  • 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 T3 (vs the NX210)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the T3 and NX210

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the NX210)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the NX210)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Mid size (117×63×37 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and NX210

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
10 months newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the NX210)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 20 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the NX210)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the SLT A58 and NX210

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 8 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX210 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has an external mic jack, is thinner (1.5" vs 2.4") and is slightly lighter (222 g vs 423 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a significantly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 12 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the NX210)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the NX210)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X30 and NX210

  • Great battery life: 470 shots vs 330 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second