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Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20

Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Nikon D7000 front
 
Samsung GX-20 front
Portability
58
Imaging
54
Features
52
Overall
53

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Key Specs

Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Released November 2010
  • Superseded the Nikon D90
  • Later Model is Nikon D7100
Samsung GX-20
(Full Review)
  • 15MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 800g - 142 x 101 x 72mm
  • Launched January 2008
  • Old Model is Samsung GX-10
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Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Nikon D7000 versus Samsung GX-20, both Advanced DSLR cameras by companies Nikon and Samsung. The image resolution of the D7000 (16MP) and the GX-20 (15MP) is very close and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The D7000 was manufactured 2 years after the GX-20 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple view of how the D7000 scores versus the GX-20 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Samsung GX-20

 D7000 GX-20 
LaunchedNovember 2010January 2008More modern by 35 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung GX-20 over the Nikon D7000

 GX-20 D7000 

Common features in the Nikon D7000 and Samsung GX-20

 D7000 GX-20 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera, you will want to factor its weight and volume. The Nikon D7000 features outside dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") along with a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs) and the Samsung GX-20 has sizing of 142mm x 101mm x 72mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8") and a weight of 800 grams (1.76 lbs).

Look at the Nikon D7000 versus Samsung GX-20 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the D7000 vs the GX-20.

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D7000 and GX-20 is 59 and 58 respectively.

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to visualise the difference in sensor sizes only by looking through a spec sheet. The picture below will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the D7000 and GX-20.

Clearly, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Nikon D7000 to render extra detail due to its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more modern D7000 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 sensor size comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon D7000
Portrait photography with Samsung GX-20
73
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
supports RAW files
72
has manual focus
resolution is good (15 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7000 Street photography information
Samsung GX-20 Street photography information
58
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
environment proof
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
65
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7000 Sports photography details
Samsung GX-20 Sports photography details
66
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
environment proof
better than average battery pack (1,050 shots)
sensor has phase detect AF
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
68
image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (15 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
weather sealing
supports phase detect autofocus
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D7000 Travel photography details
Samsung GX-20 Travel photography details
66
better than average battery pack (1,050 shots)
environment proof
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not have selfie friendly screen
64
weather sealing
resolution is good (15MP)
built-in flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D7000 Landscape photography factors
Samsung GX-20 Landscape photography factors
73
has manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
environment proof
better than average battery pack (1,050 per charge)
has double storage slots
lack of image stabilization
71
has manual focus
switch lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (15 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
small screen (2.7 inch)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7000 Vlogging advice
Samsung GX-20 Vlogging advice
29
provides face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes microphone port
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
9
can't record video
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Nikon D7000 vs Samsung GX-20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7000 and Samsung GX-20
 Nikon D7000Samsung GX-20
General Information
Company Nikon Samsung
Model type Nikon D7000 Samsung GX-20
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2010-11-30 2008-01-24
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 2 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 15 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 -
Full resolution 4928 x 3264 4688 x 3120
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Max boosted ISO 25600 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 39 11
Cross type focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Pentax KAF2
Total lenses 309 151
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 921 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x 0.64x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 6.0 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) -
Max video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 780 gr (1.72 lbs) 800 gr (1.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") 142 x 101 x 72mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 80 68
DXO Color Depth rating 23.5 23.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.9 11.2
DXO Low light rating 1167 714
Other
Battery life 1050 photographs -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL15 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card
Card slots Dual Single
Retail pricing $1,049 $850