Updated (March, 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Samsung GX-10

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung GX-10

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D3100

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 109 lenses
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Around 90% more lenses available
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Size Significantly smaller 124x96x73 mm vs 142x101x70 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
Weight Much lighter 505 g vs 793 g
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Around 40% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D3100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Samsung GX-10

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.51x
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Around 50% larger viewfinder
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm
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Almost the same
Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Thickness Thin Help
D3100:2.9"
GX-10:2.8"
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D3100:12,800 ISO
GX-10:None
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D3100:14.2 MP
GX-10:10 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
D3100:230k dots
GX-10:210k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D3100:3,200 ISO
GX-10:1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
D3100:Contrast detection
GX-10:None
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D3100:1080p @ 24fps
GX-10:None

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $298 body only

$399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $700 body only

$848 - $850 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$343 - $408 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Low light performance Is significantly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,147 body only

$1,447 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $520 body only

$545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$575 body only

$546 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Samsung GX-10 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Samsung GX-20

Samsung GX-20

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Size Larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548 - $550

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

$614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,089 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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