• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon N100 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Less expensive
    $350 vs $529 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Canon N100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Olympus XZ-1

Canon N100
Olympus XZ-1
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
Samsung NX3000
Olympus XZ-1
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon P330

Canon N100
Nikon P330
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
Samsung NX3000
Nikon P330
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon G16

Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung NX3000
Canon G16
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon N100
Sony A5000
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX3000
Sony A5000
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Canon N100
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
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