Updated (May, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Samsung NX2000

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 114x63x37 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 309 ms vs 598 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 1700 ms
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5.7x less delay when turning on
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 700 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Samsung NX1000

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 114x63x37 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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3.8x smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11 EV
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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 72.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 20 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Weight Lighter 222 g vs 459 g
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2.1x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX1000's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Focus points Slightly more focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 840 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The NX1000 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $304.99 vs $419.00
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              NX1000:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T3:9
              NX1000:15
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3:309 ms
              NX1000:598 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $277 body only

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 body only

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 body only

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Larger screen
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $460 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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