Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Samsung NX200 vs Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Winner
Sony NEX C3

71

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Samsung NX100

46

Samsung NX100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX C3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
 

differences

Advantages of the Samsung NX100

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Lens availability
More lenses available
36 lenses vs 21 lenses
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More than 70% more lenses available
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1100 ms vs 1200 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Sony C3

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.2 EV vs 10.7 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,083 ISO vs 563 ISO
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The C3 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Better image quality
73.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5.5 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
110x60x33 mm vs 120x71x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The C3's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
225 g vs 282 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$316.49 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $234 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Thickness Thin Help
              NX100:1.4"
              C3:1.3"
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              NX100:431 ms
              C3:430 ms
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $322 with 20-50mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 body only

              $320 with 16-50mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $189 with 10-30mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor

              Samsung NX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $999 with 20-50mm, 50-200mm lenses

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $359 with 20-50mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Thickness Thicker

              Sony NEX C3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-F3

              Sony NEX-F3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $195 body only

              $412 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 body only

              $373 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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