Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Samsung NX200

Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

97

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Samsung NX200

45

Samsung NX200

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Size
Really small
Mid size 117x63x36 mm
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 EV
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 1500 ms vs 3600 ms
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2.4x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 70% higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 283 ms vs 365 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
Battery life Longer battery life 440 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 618 ISO
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The T3i has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $599 cheaper (4x less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX200

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size Significantly smaller 117x63x36 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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4x smaller
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Significantly lighter 200 g vs 570 g
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2.8x lighter
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 69.0 vs 65.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.4" vs 3.1"
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2.2x thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Focus points Slightly more focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              T3i:17.9 MP
              NX200:20 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              T3i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              NX200:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              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
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an 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
              T3i:9
              NX200:15
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              T3i:1500 ms
              NX200:3600 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $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
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $380 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

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              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $488 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 - $309 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 with 20-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $239 - $597 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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