As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ST700 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Samsung ST700's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX Mini and the TL225) and Canon (such as the EOS 70D)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST700 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2011 vs august 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,152k dots).

Samsung TL225

Samsung TL225
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TL225 (vs the ST700)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 230k dots
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the TL225 (vs the ST700)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL225 and ST700

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Super compact (99×55×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST700 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (DigitalLens vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (february 2011 vs march 2014) and has a built-in lens.

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
3 years newer
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the ST700)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the ST700)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

common strengths of the Mini and ST700

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Super compact (99×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $219.00 vs $279.95

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST700 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (DigitalLens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (99×55×20 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($279.95 vs $1,099.69) and is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.5x15mm).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the ST700)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the ST700)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Super compact (99×55×20 mm)

common strengths of the 70D and ST700

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Super compact (99×55×20 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.69 vs $279.95
  • Built-in flashes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST700 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.5), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and is older (february 2011 vs january 2012).

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the ST700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the ST700)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and ST700

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST700 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is significantly smaller (super compact (99×55×20 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), has a touch screen, is newer (february 2011 vs january 2009) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the ST700)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the ST700)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (99×55×20 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and ST700

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (99×55×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"