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

Nikon D3100 vs Samsung GX-10

Nikon D3100
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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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
Help
Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
Help
Catch candid moments easily
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
Help
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
Smaller
124x96x73 mm vs 142x101x70 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Much lighter
505 g vs 793 g
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Around 40% lighter
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$232.90 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $566 cheaper (3.4x less)
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Advantages of the Samsung GX-10

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Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.51x
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Around 50% larger viewfinder
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
Help
Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
Help
Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Thickness
Thinner
2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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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
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
D3100:230k dots
GX-10:210k dots
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D3100:14.2 MP
GX-10:10 MP
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D3100:1080p @ 24fps
GX-10:None

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$334 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $539 body only

$579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$600 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
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 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 D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,438 body only

$1,500 with 18-135mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $557 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Size Slightly larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$393 body only

$429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$704 body only

$900 with 55-300mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Samsung GX-10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lowest price Cheaper
Samsung GX-20

Samsung GX-20

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

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

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