As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the Galaxy Camera 2 and the NX Mini) and Nikon (such as the D5500 and the Coolpix S6200)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a much larger screen (4.8" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (10x vs 21x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and lacks and external mic jack.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
3 months older
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly heavier: 283 g vs 200 g

common strengths of the Camera 2 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very large screens: 4.8" vs 4.8"
  • Very small: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 4.8"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S6200 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Very small: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 200 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
1 year newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 10x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 4.8"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 200 g

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
2 years older
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Lighter: 140 g vs 200 g

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 4.8"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the 310 HS and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 200 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (4.8" vs 3.2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is much smaller (compact (138×71×17 mm) vs professional size (137×110×86 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 36.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 6.5 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs full frame 35.9x24mm).

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1
1 year newer
$1,797 (body only)
$2,197 28-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-1 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the K-1 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3.2" vs 4.8"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the K-1 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Built-in GPS

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Shoots much faster: 6.5 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3.2" vs 4.8"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the D750 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Light weight: 750 g vs 200 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (4.8" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a touch screen and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
8 months newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3.2" vs 4.8"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)

common strengths of the D5500 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 4.8"
  • Have touch screens
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
9 months newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 4.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the T6i and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Have touch screens

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
4 years older
$1,495 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 4.8"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the K-x and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Very small: Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.7"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (4.8" vs 3"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is slightly smaller (compact (138×71×17 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 42.2 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm).

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
similar age
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20.5 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 4.8"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Mini and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 154 g vs 200 g

Leica M10

Leica M10
2 years newer
$6,379 - $6,596 (body only)
$7,836 75mm lens

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Has a viewfinder: Rangefinder vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 23.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 4.8"
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the M10 and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year newer
$1,595 - $1,798 (body only)
$2,600 - $2,696 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 4.8"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 7R II and Galaxy K Zoom

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2), is slightly larger (compact (138×71×17 mm) vs compact (44×130×23 mm)), is older (april 2014 vs september 2015) and is significantly heavier (200 g vs 125 g).

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S
1 year newer
$297

Significant advantages of the Theta S (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.1
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 200 g

Significant disadvantages of the Theta S (vs the Galaxy K Zoom)

  • No built-in flash
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the Theta S and Galaxy K Zoom

  • Fairly small: Compact (44×130×23 mm) vs Compact (138×71×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 200 g