Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Samsung NX10

Canon Rebel T1i

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

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Samsung NX10

38

Samsung NX10

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
159 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX10

Size
Really small
Mid size 123x87x40 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
 

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differences

Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 20fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
159 ms vs 424 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 1100 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
15.1 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
663 ISO vs 572 ISO
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The T1i has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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Advantages of the Samsung NX10

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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
Smaller
123x87x40 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Color depth
Better color depth
22.8 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.4"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
499 g vs 520 g
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Almost the same
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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
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              T1i:Pentamirror
              NX10:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              T1i:$890.01
              NX10:$849.20
              Weight Heavy Help
              T1i:520 g
              NX10:499 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T1i:11.5 EV
              NX10:10.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T1i:3.4 fps
              NX10:3 fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T1i:663 ISO
              NX10:572 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $418 body only

              $389 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $389 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $598 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $614 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,699 with 28-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $590 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

              Samsung NX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $700 body only

              $977 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Samsung NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $495 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Samsung NX5

              Samsung NX5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Pentax K-x

              Pentax K-x

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,999 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $299 with 20-50mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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