• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon T3i advantages over Samsung NX210

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Higher effective ISO
    793 vs 719 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Samsung NX210 advantages over Canon T3i

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    36 mm vs 79 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Good grip; Full HD video recording; Swiveling LCD; Very fast autofocus; HDMI output.

  • Slow frame rate for sports shooting; Tendency to overexpose in bright sunlight; Live View AF is slow; No microfocus adjustment.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7000

Canon T3i
Nikon D7000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Samsung NX210
Nikon D7000
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Pentax K-5

Canon T3i
Pentax K-5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX210
Pentax K-5
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T3i
Canon T4i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Samsung NX210
Canon T4i
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Canon T3i
Samsung NX2000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX210
Samsung NX2000
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon T3i
Samsung NX3300
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX210
Samsung NX3300
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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