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

Canon Rebel T1i vs Samsung NX10

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

44

Samsung NX10

38

Runner-up

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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Explore our gallery of 12 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T1i. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX10.

differences

Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
159 ms vs 424 ms
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2.7x 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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 1100 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
15.1 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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
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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
              T1iPentamirror
              NX10Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              T1i520 g
              NX10499 g
              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
              T1i11.5 EV
              NX1010.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T1i663 ISO
              NX10572 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T1i3.4 fps
              NX103 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $222 body only

              $355 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 significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $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 significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,215 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $612 with 75-300mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 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

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 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 NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $796 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $370 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Samsung NX1

              Samsung NX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,299 - $1,499 body only

              $1,500 - $2,499 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $542 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera

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