Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Samsung GX-10

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-10

Nikon D7000
Samsung GX-10

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
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
  1. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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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" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 210k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 113 lenses
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More than 2x more lenses available
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 60% 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
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$649.00 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (around 20% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
780 g vs 793 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Samsung GX-10

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Size
Smaller
142×101×70 mm vs 132×105×77 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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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
Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
0.62x
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
D7000780 g
GX-10793 g
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D700016.1 MP
GX-1010 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D70006,400 ISO
GX-101,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D70001080p @ 24fps
GX-10None

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$733 - $897 body only

$987 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$671 body only

$965 with 55-300mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Size Is slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$263 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Size Is slightly smaller
Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$410 - $497 body only

$489 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$724 body only

$929 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $834 body only

$949 - $1,134 with 28-135mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$960 - $1,197 body only

$1,497 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

Samsung GX-10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

$298 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lowest price Much 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$675 with 14-42mm lens

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

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

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