The Samsung NX10 is the one of the new kids on the hybrid camera block. Like Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus, the NX10 features a DSLR-sized sensor, but offers full time live view and no optical viewfinder (but rather an electronic viewfinder).
However, the Samsung NX10 features a larger sensor than the Micro Four Thirds cameras. In fact, the NX10′s imaging sensor is about the same physical size as the one found in the Canon Rebel T2i.
As part of my upcoming review of the Samsung NX10, I decided to pit the NX10 against the Canon Rebel T2i to see how the noise control holds up. In order to do so, I put the cameras on a tripod and captured a number of images of the same scene at various ISO settings. I left the cameras in their default settings for noise control and such. I also left the cameras in auto white balance to demonstrate the cameras’ different interpretation of white under tungsten lights.
Below is a full view of the captured scene to give you an idea of what you are looking at in the close-up crops further down.
Samsung NX10 vs. Canon Rebel T2i ISO Settings
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The large sensor in the NX10 helps it rise above the common point and shoot cameras at higher ISO settings. And, while the NX10 certainly impresses me in a number of areas, entry-level DSLRs like the Rebel T2i still manage to set themselves apart in terms of image quality and noise control.
Expect more on the Samsung NX10 in a full review soon.
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