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

Sony NEX C3

Winner
Sony NEX C3

75

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Samsung NX100

46

Samsung NX100

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX C3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
36 lenses
 
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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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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
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
Overall image quality Better image quality 73.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
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
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
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
Weight Lighter 225 g vs 282 g
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More than 20% lighter
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 Common Weaknesses
              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"
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              NX100:431 ms
              C3:430 ms
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $789 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 - $503 with 20-50mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $200 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 NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Samsung NX100 Competitors

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              Samsung NX200

              Samsung NX200

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Samsung NX10

              Samsung NX10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,089 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Sony NEX C3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-F3

              Sony NEX-F3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $508 body only

              $1,218 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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