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

Samsung NX1000 vs Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Mid size 114x63x37 mm
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX1000.

differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
309 ms vs 598 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Startup delay
Significantly 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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
114x63x37 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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3.8x smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 11 EV
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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Overall image quality
Better image quality
72.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Color depth
Better color depth
22.8 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
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
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              T3309 ms
              NX1000598 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              NX100015
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $612 with 75-300mm 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

              $222 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              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

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 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

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $230 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

              $400 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon 1 J2

              Nikon 1 J2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $369 - $430 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $488 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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