• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D3X advantages over Samsung NX2000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,992 vs 908 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.7 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 4400 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung NX2000 advantages over Nikon D3X

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $6999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    228g vs 1392g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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 Canon 5D Mark II

Nikon D3X
Canon 5D Mark II
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
Samsung NX2000
Canon 5D Mark II
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 1DX

Nikon D3X
Canon 1DX
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX2000
Canon 1DX
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D4

Nikon D3X
Nikon D4
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX2000
Nikon D4
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX210

Nikon D3X
Samsung NX210
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX210
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Nikon D3X
Samsung NX3300
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX3300
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
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