Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Samsung NX11

Nikon D5100

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Nikon D5100

80

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Samsung NX11

41

Samsung NX11

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX11

Size
Really small
Mid size 123x87x40 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 63.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13 EV vs 10.8 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
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 920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,183 ISO vs 553 ISO
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The D5100 has excellent image quality 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the NX11
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D5100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $378.00 vs $719.12
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The best price we've seen is $341 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX11

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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 123x87x40 mm vs 127x96x78 mm
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2.3x smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 499 g vs 560 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              D5100:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
              NX11: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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D5100:Pentamirror
              NX11:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              D5100:560 g
              NX11:499 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D5100:4 fps
              NX11:3 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $397 - $476 body only

              $487 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon D5100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 - $697 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Weight Lighter
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Samsung NX11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX10

              Samsung NX10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,089 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 with 20-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 - $480 body only

              $890 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $977 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Lowest price More expensive

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