• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Canon XC10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 3.20 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
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 122 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.2 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon XC10 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1030k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX1100
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Higher-res screen
Canon XC10
Samsung NX1100
  • $1799
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
Canon XC10
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1799
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Samsung NX3000
Sony A5100
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon XC10
Sony A5100
  • $1799
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Samsung NX3000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1075
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1799
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1075
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Samsung NX3000
Sony RX10 II
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1799
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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