As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX10 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Samsung NX10's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX20 and the NX11) and Nikon (such as the D3100 and the D3200)

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 less startup delay (1100 ms vs 2200 ms), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), lets you preview your photos on the screen and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV), takes slightly lower resolution photos (14 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks a built in panoramas.

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
  • Many lenses available: 36 lenses vs 36 lenses

Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11
1 year newer
$496 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX11 (vs the NX10)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NX11 (vs the NX10)

  • None found

common strengths of the NX11 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Many lenses available: 36 lenses vs 36 lenses

Samsung NX5

Samsung NX5
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the NX5 (vs the NX10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NX5 (vs the NX10)

  • No live view
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the NX5 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Many lenses available: 36 lenses vs 36 lenses
  • Each supports an external flash

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
2 years newer
$370 (body only)
$299 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

  • Many lenses available: 36 lenses vs 36 lenses
  • Each supports an external flash

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1
similar age
$440 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL1 (vs the NX10)

  • Image stabilization: Sensor shift vs None
  • Significantly lighter: 334 g vs 499 g
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL1 (vs the NX10)

  • Much more shutter lag: 820 ms vs 424 ms
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PEN E-PL1 and NX10

  • Many lenses available: 40 lenses vs 36 lenses
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
3 years newer
$498 - $570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the NX10)

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

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
  • Many lenses available: 36 lenses vs 36 lenses
  • Each supports an external 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 125x96x76 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.6" vs 2.9").

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 919 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 72.0), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.5 EV) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (14 MP vs 17.9 MP).

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
3 months older
$1,999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Much less shutter lag: 97 ms vs 424 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the K-x and NX10

  • Very small: Prosumer size 123x92x68 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.6"

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
7 months newer
$240 - $280 (body only)
$389 - $410 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 D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years newer
$309 - $527 (body only)
$443 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D3200 and NX10

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 499 g

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$480 - $547 (body only)
$480 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 63.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x78 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D5200 and NX10

  • None found

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
5 months older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the NX10)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much more lenses available: 205 lenses vs 36 lenses
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the NX10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • No live view
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D3000 and NX10

  • Very small: Prosumer size 126x97x64 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 499 g

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year newer
$499 - $550 (body only)
$550 - $600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the NX10)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Mid size 123x87x40 mm
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the T3i and NX10

  • None found

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 245 ISO), has significantly better image quality (63.0 vs 50.0), has much more color depth (22.8 bits vs 20.5 bits), takes slightly higher resolution photos (14 MP vs 12 MP) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 11.3 EV), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 200 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 12 fps).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year newer
$420 - $450

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the NX10)

  • Image stabilization: Lens vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • More dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the NX10)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 245 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse image quality: 50.0 vs 63.0

common strengths of the X10 and NX10

  • Supports RAW
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
3 years newer
$305 - $399

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the NX10)

  • Image stabilization: Lens vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XQ1 and NX10

  • Supports RAW
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second