As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX10 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques and pro digicams. The Samsung NX10's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX1000 and the NX20) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T5 and the PowerShot G11)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has significantly more color depth (22.8 bits vs 20.8 bits), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 785 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 72.0), has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (14 MP vs 20 MP).

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
2 years newer
$530 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1000 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 840 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 72.0 vs 63.0
  • More dynamic range: 12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the NX1000 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX1000 and NX10

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20
2 years newer
$527 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX20 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 785 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 75.0 vs 63.0
  • More dynamic range: 12.9 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the NX20 (vs the NX10)

  • None found

common strengths of the NX20 and NX10

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
3 years newer
$779 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the NX10)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly lighter: 330 g vs 499 g

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the X-M1 and NX10

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100
3 years newer
$492 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1100 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 852 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 73.0 vs 63.0
  • More dynamic range: 12.5 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the NX1100 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX1100 and NX10

  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
1 year newer
$413 (body only)
$470 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 703 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the NX10)

  • Worse color depth: 20.8 bits vs 22.8 bits
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-GX1 and NX10

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
4 years newer
$690 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM5 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 721 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM5 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-GM5 and NX10

  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has slightly more color depth (22.8 bits vs 22.1 bits), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), lets you preview your photos on the screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is much smaller (mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs prosumer size (124×92×85 mm)).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 919 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 73.0), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
4 years newer
$325 (body only)
$350 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the NX10)

  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.8 bits
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and NX10

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 499 g

Samsung GX-10

Samsung GX-10
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GX-10 (vs the NX10)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the GX-10 (vs the NX10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 210k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the GX-10 and NX10

  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.6"

Sony SLT A55

Sony SLT-A55
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the SLT A55 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • More dynamic range: 12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A55 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×92×85 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)

common strengths of the SLT A55 and NX10

  • Light weight: 500 g vs 499 g

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
7 months newer
$503 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 919 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D3100 and NX10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 499 g

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
similar age

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 22.8 bits
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)

common strengths of the T2i and NX10

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.6"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), has much more color depth (22.8 bits vs 21.7 bits), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.6" vs 2.6") and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (january 2010 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
2 years newer
$550

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the NX10)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the NX10)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.8 bits
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G1X and NX10

  • Light weight: 492 g vs 499 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 169 ISO), has significantly better image quality (63.0 vs 47.0), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has much more color depth (22.8 bits vs 20.4 bits) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (14 MP vs 10 MP).

However, on average it has slightly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 11.1 EV), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is slightly heavier (499 g vs 375 g).

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
4 months older

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the NX10)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G11 and NX10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital