• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.6 megapixels
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  • APS-C 323.4mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Samsung NX100 advantages over Canon T3

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    463g vs 702g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    14.6 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon T3 advantages over Samsung NX100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    755 vs 563 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 420 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    17 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Well-considered ergonomics and control layout; Solid build; Good image quality; Great battery life; High-def movie capture.

  • Frame rate and burst depth not the best, especially for raw; Weak flash for an SLR; No sensor cleaning function; No spot metering.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5

Samsung NX100
Sony NEX-5
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T3
Sony NEX-5
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon D3100

Samsung NX100
Nikon D3100
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon T3
Nikon D3100
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Sony NEX-C3

Samsung NX100
Sony NEX-C3
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T3
Sony NEX-C3
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Samsung NX100
Sony NEX-5N
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T3
Sony NEX-5N
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A37

Samsung NX100
Sony A37
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon T3
Sony A37
  • $199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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