As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX10 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and pro digicams. The Samsung NX10's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX20 and the NX5) and Nikon (such as the D3200 and the D3100)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has slightly less startup delay (1100 ms vs 3000 ms), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and lets you preview your photos on the screen.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has slightly lower image quality (63.0 vs 75.0), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.9 EV), takes slightly lower resolution photos (14 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20
2 years newer
$656 (body only)
$607 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX20 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 12.9 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better image quality: 75.0 vs 63.0

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 supports an external flash

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
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11
1 year newer
$542 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
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the NX10)

  • More dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 63.0
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the NX10)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and NX10

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

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
4 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,699 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly better image quality: 83.0 vs 63.0
  • More dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the NX10)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (139×102×66 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the NX1 and NX10

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
10 months newer
$177 (body only)
$265 14mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the NX10)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more lenses available: 108 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the NX10)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse color depth: 21.2 bits vs 22.8 bits

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and NX10

  • Each supports an external flash
  • 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 bits), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is newer (january 2010 vs march 2009) and is much smaller (mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×74 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 @ 20fps), has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 12.5 EV) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years newer
$289 (body only)
$400 - $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
  • More dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 10.8 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D3200 and NX10

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
7 months newer
$263 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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
  • Supports 24p

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 (124×97×74 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)

common strengths of the D3100 and NX10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$671 (body only)
$965 55-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the NX10)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 977 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • More dynamic range: 12.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D90 and NX10

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
1 year older
$845 (body only)
$725 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the NX10)

  • Much less shutter lag: 160 ms vs 424 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the NX10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and NX10

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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the NX10)

  • Much less shutter lag: 164 ms vs 424 ms
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the NX10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Rebel XS and NX10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 499 g

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
9 months older
$825 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the NX10)

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

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 (129×98×62 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)

common strengths of the T1i and NX10

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX10 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has slightly more color depth (22.8 bits vs 22 bits), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is newer (january 2010 vs august 2007), is much smaller (mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs professional size (148×111×74 mm)) and is thinner (1.6" vs 2.9").

However, on average it has significantly narrower dynamic range (10.8 EV vs 11.7 EV), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 8 fps) and has significantly more startup delay (1100 ms vs 400 ms).

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 months older
$799 - $834 (body only)
$949 - $1,134 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the NX10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the NX10)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)

common strengths of the 7D and NX10

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
2 years older
$700 (body only)
$1,670 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the NX10)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less shutter lag: 128 ms vs 424 ms
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 55 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the NX10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the 40D and NX10

  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.6"
  • 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 significantly less noisy at high ISO (572 ISO vs 161 ISO), has slightly better image quality (63.0 vs 47.0), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has significantly 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 11.3 EV), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 200 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
8 months newer
$975

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the NX10)

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

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the NX10)

  • Much more startup delay: 2700 ms vs 1100 ms
  • Much more noise at high ISO: 161 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the G12 and NX10

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the NX10)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 200 fps vs None
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the NX10)

  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 245 ISO vs 572 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse color depth: 20.5 bits vs 22.8 bits

common strengths of the X10 and NX10

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