As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX10 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and pro DSLRs. The Samsung NX10's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX1000 and the NX20) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G3 and the Lumix DMC-GH2)

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 slightly more color depth (22.8 bits vs 21.2 bits), has slightly less startup delay (1100 ms vs 1700 ms), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is thinner (1.6" vs 2.3").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 72.0), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV), takes slightly lower resolution photos (14 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
2 years newer
$370 (body only)
$250 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1000 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the NX1000 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly more shutter lag: 598 ms vs 424 ms

common strengths of the NX1000 and NX10

  • None found

Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20
2 years newer
$700 (body only)
$977 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX20 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Better image quality: 75.0 vs 63.0
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NX20 (vs the NX10)

  • Much more startup delay: 3000 ms vs 1100 ms

common strengths of the NX20 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
3 years newer
$466 - $608 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Better image quality: 76.0 vs 63.0
  • Much less shutter lag: 116 ms vs 424 ms

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the NX10)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and NX10

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30
3 years newer
$835 (body only)
$685 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX30 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 614k dots
  • Better image quality: 76.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the NX30 (vs the NX10)

  • Larger: Prosumer size 127x96x58 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 2.3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the NX30 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
1 year newer
$320 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the NX10)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse color depth: 21 bits vs 22.8 bits

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
8 months newer
$686 (body only)
$999 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the NX10)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse color depth: 21.2 bits vs 22.8 bits
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 124x90x76 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 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 lets you preview your photos on the screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is much smaller (mid size 123x87x40 mm vs prosumer size 124x99x76 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.6" vs 3").

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 1,183 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 80.0), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 20fps), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.6 EV) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
9 months older
$861 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less shutter lag: 159 ms vs 424 ms

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the NX10)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.8 bits
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the T1i and NX10

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 520 g vs 499 g

Sony SLT-A33

Sony SLT-A33
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the SLT-A33 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • More dynamic range: 12.6 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A33 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x92x85 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the SLT-A33 and NX10

  • Light weight: 500 g vs 499 g

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
7 months newer
$233 (body only)
$375 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
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x96x73 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the D3100 and NX10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 124x96x73 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 499 g

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year newer
$334 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,183 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 127x96x78 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D5100 and NX10

  • None found

Samsung GX-10

Samsung GX-10
3 years older
$799 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Image stabilization: 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 3.0"
  • No live view

common strengths of the GX-10 and NX10

  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.6"

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$697 (body only)
$695 - $797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 124x99x76 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D5300 and NX10

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 499 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is much smaller (mid size 123x87x40 mm vs professional size 141x113x82 mm), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (499 g vs 850 g).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 2,980 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (63.0 vs 94.0), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has much narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12 EV) and has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.2").

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
2 years newer
$1,357 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the NX10)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 94.0 vs 63.0
  • More dynamic range: 14.2 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Professional size 141x113x82 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the D600 and NX10

  • Inexpensive: $1,357.48 vs $853.84
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
7 months newer
$699 - $719 (body only)
$899 - $1,182 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the 60D and NX10

  • Inexpensive: $699.00 vs $853.84
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 499 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
2 years older
$1,700 (body only)
$1,999 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much more lenses available: 205 lenses vs 36 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the NX10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Professional size 147x114x74 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm

common strengths of the D300 and NX10

  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash