• APS-C 328.6mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.6 megapixels
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Differences

Canon XS advantages over Samsung NX10

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.42 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Samsung NX10 advantages over Canon XS

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 61 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.57x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    14.6 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    13 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSLR-A200

Canon XS
Sony DSLR-A200
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX10
Sony DSLR-A200
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K200D

Canon XS
Pentax K200D
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX10
Pentax K200D
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony DSLR-A230

Canon XS
Sony DSLR-A230
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Samsung NX10
Sony DSLR-A230
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony NEX-5

Canon XS
Sony NEX-5
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX10
Sony NEX-5
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX100

Canon XS
Samsung NX100
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Samsung NX10
Samsung NX100
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Internal flash
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
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