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

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

vs

Samsung GX-10

Samsung GX-10

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Has live view
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
 

differences

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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
205 lenses vs 109 lenses
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Around 90% more lenses available
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Significantly smaller
124x96x73 mm vs 142x101x70 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$272.49 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $527 cheaper (2.9x less)
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
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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
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.51x
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Around 50% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm
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Almost the same
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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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Samsung GX-10.

similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D3100:12,800 ISO
GX-10:None
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
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
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D3100:1080p @ 24fps
GX-10:None

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $418 body only

$399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$398 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,700 body only

$3,000 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$440 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher frame rate movies
Size Larger
Lowest price More expensive

Samsung GX-10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $578

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$478 - $529 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K100D Super

Pentax K100D Super

Entry-level DSLR

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$952 with 18-55mm lens

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

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