As well as being compared against other compacts, the HP Photosmart M23 is also often compared to super zooms. The HP Photosmart M23's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the i85) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A495)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the HP M23 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 9.7 MP), is older (february 2005 vs january 2010) and is thicker (1.9" vs 0.8").

Samsung i85

Samsung i85
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the i85 (vs the M23)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.9"
  • Higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the i85 (vs the M23)

  • None found

common strengths of the i85 and M23

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×62×20 mm) vs Compact (96×33×49 mm)

Canon PowerShot A495

Canon PowerShot A495
4 years newer
$112

Significant advantages of the A495 (vs the M23)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 1.9"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A495 (vs the M23)

  • None found

common strengths of the A495 and M23

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 175 g vs 170 g

Nikon Coolpix L24

Nikon Coolpix L24
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the L24 (vs the M23)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.9"

Significant disadvantages of the L24 (vs the M23)

  • None found

common strengths of the L24 and M23

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 182 g vs 170 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the HP M23 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (96×33×49 mm) vs prosumer size (123×85×85 mm)), is newer (february 2005 vs august 2003), is thinner (1.9" vs 3.3") and is slightly lighter (170 g vs 500 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 180k dots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

HP Photosmart 945

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Photosmart 945 (vs the M23)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Photosmart 945 (vs the M23)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (123×85×85 mm) vs Compact (96×33×49 mm)
  • Heavier: 500 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the Photosmart 945 and M23

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×85×85 mm) vs Compact (96×33×49 mm)
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 170 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.9"