Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D7000 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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

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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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$479.00 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $320 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
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

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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

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$818 body only

$960 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Kiss X5

Canon Kiss X5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,299 body only

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$979 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 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 Much more expensive
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $647 body only

$549 - $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 D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$559 - $747 body only

$689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 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

Samsung GX-10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

$298 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Samsung GX-20

Samsung GX-20

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$339 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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