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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
 

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
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 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
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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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
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
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D3100:12,800 ISO
GX-10:None
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
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
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D3100:1080p @ 24fps
GX-10:None

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Shared Competitors

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Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$575 - $629 body only

$848 - $966 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 with 18-55mm 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

$330 body only

$350 - $398 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$745 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 - $1,147 body only

$1,397 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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$720 - $747 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $656 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$370 - $400 body only

$485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $681 body only

$499 - $823 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

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Size Much smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
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
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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