• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 310 HS advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 230g
    Lighter weight

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Canon 310 HS

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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  • Excellent 28-224mm zoom range; 3-inch LCD with 461K-dots; Full HD movie mode; Good print quality; Fun to shoot.

  • Odd button/switch positions; Moderate chromatic aberration; Soft corners; Dim flash results; Below-average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus Stylus-7040

Canon 310 HS
Olympus Stylus-7040
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • More dots on screen
  • $206
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Samsung NX3300
Olympus Stylus-7040
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $206
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon N

Canon 310 HS
Canon N
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX3300
Canon N
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon 330 HS

Canon 310 HS
Canon 330 HS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wider angle lens
Samsung NX3300
Canon 330 HS
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Canon 310 HS
Samsung NX2000
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Canon 310 HS
Canon EOS M10
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $719
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $719
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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