Updated (January 2010): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs Samsung NX10

Canon Rebel T1i vs Samsung NX10

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

39

Samsung NX10

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
159 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX10

Size
Really small
Mid size (123×87×40 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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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
220 lenses vs 55 lenses
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4x more lenses available
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
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
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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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
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
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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
123×87×40 mm vs 129×98×62 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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Weight Heavy Help
              T1i520 g
              NX10499 g
              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
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              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

              $263 body only

              $358 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 D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $750 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,670 with 28-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Startup delay More startup delay

              Samsung NX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX11

              Samsung NX11

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $553 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $499 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

              $370 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
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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