• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    385g vs 1256g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon D7200 advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • 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
    ~0.40 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.8 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7500

Samsung NX3000
Nikon D7500
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX1100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon D7200
Samsung NX1100
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A5000

Samsung NX3000
Sony A5000
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $538
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Nikon D7200
Sony A5000
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $538
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
Nikon D7200
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A77 II

Samsung NX3000
Sony A77 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
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