ttbek wrote in post #16317738
Had to make an account just for this because the bias here was incredibly irritating. There is no reason to not get good shots with the T3i. That said, the nx300 is capable of producing better quality shots period. You're looking at this level: http://snapsort.com …anon-T3i-vs-Samsung-NX300
oh T3i is better... look here instead: http://snapsort.com …3i-vs-Samsung-NX300/score
well, look at that, snapsort weighs popularity stupidly so it's a deciding factor rather than a tiebreaker. The nx300 in fact has a larger sensor, better iso, and more than double the fps. You can find the nx300 for sub 600 pretty easily right now with the 18-55 mm lens, add on a 50-200 or 70-300 and you've got most things covered. The Samsung lenses are generally better than the Sony ones, and seem to stack up pretty closely with the Zeiss lenses for the Sonys. I think you're not doing enough in depth research and are reading too many reviews from fanboys. About bulk and simplicity, well, the nx300 is less bulky, it's not really any more simple, though maybe the auto mode producer better results? I would actually say the nx300 is a bit more complicated... I don't really shoot anything auto though unless I'm in a huge hurry going through many different lighting conditions. Overall I would favor the nx300 against almost anything that isn't at least full frame at the moment. I'm not here to push her to get the nx300 though, I would think the T3i should still work out quite well, but if you're interested I can link you some detailed reviews of the nx300. The major reason I hear people opt for a Sony over the nx300 is because the nx300 lacks both real viewfinder (since it's mirrorless) and electronic viewfinder. One last thing, the hybrid auto-focus system in the nx300 is quite good, not sure how it stacks up against the T3i's focusing off hand though.
snapsort is not the best place for fair comparison.
They rated T3i as better camera for these reasons.
Advantages of the Canon T3i
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 36 lenses
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 768k dots
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
really it rated the camera as winner because it has 5 advantages?
Lets look at them
Autofocus, NX300 is samsung fastest focusing NX camera so far, uses both contrast detect and phase detect, snapsort formula here? It always gives Phase Detection priority, they don't do any comparison.
Lens Availability, thats a fair one, but when a casual user is concerned, they will not have more then 2-4 lenses. so this point is not really valid.
Built-in-Flash is nice, but NX300 has snap on flash, and still camera is smaller then T3i, not really advantage.
Viewfinder is the only true valid advantage. A view finder would be nice, just something I noticed, snapsort always gives advantage to optical, that not fair as well.
While NX300 has:
Advantages of the Samsung NX300
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
Size Significantly smaller 122x64x41 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
Focus points Many more focus points 105 vs 9
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Overall image quality Better image quality 76.0 vs 65.0
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 116 ms vs 283 ms
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9 fps vs 3.7 fps
Weight Significantly lighter 280 g vs 570 g
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.1"
Color depth Better color depth 23.6 bits vs 22.1 bits
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
Startup delay Less startup delay 1200 ms vs 1500 ms
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 942 ISO vs 793 ISO
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
now lets look at NX300, its smaller its lighter, its faster, its more convient and has better Image quality.
How excactly did T3i win this?