Updated (May, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Samsung NX3000

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

86

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Samsung NX2000

51

Samsung NX2000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX2000

Screen size
Large screen
3.7"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,152k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 119x65x36 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 36 lenses
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More than 5.5x more lenses available
Overall image quality Better image quality 81.0 vs 75.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 340 shots
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Around 60% 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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.3 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,131 ISO vs 908 ISO
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The D3200 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 23.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
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Advantages of the Samsung NX2000

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.7" vs 3.0"
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More than 20% larger screen
Size Significantly smaller 119x65x36 mm vs 125x96x76 mm
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3.3x smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,152k dots vs 921k dots
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Around 30% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX2000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Significantly lighter 228 g vs 505 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.4" vs 3"
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2.1x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 4 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Focus points Slightly more focus points 21 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.99 vs $319.00
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              D3200:921k dots
              NX2000:1,152k dots
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              D3200:24.2 MP
              NX2000:20 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              D3200:APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
              NX2000:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D3200:24.1 bits
              NX2000:23.4 bits
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              D3200:11
              NX2000:21
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Samsung NX2000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $459 - $479 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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