As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Samsung WB100 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, ultra compacts and compacts. The Samsung WB100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the CyberShot DSC-H300) and Olympus (such as the SP-590 UZ)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.8 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (june 2012 vs january 2013).

Olympus SP-590 UZ

Olympus SP-590 UZ
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-590 UZ (vs the WB100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-590 UZ (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 26 mm vs 22 mm

common strengths of the SP-590 UZ and WB100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×84×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Very light: 413 g vs 403 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.4"

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the WB100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the L840 and WB100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 403 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 3.4"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the WB100)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the WB100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and WB100

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 403 g
  • Inexpensive: $139.98 vs $398.98

Samsung HZ25W

Samsung HZ25W
3 years older

Significant advantages of the HZ25W (vs the WB100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HZ25W (vs the WB100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 26 mm vs 22 mm

common strengths of the HZ25W and WB100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×83×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Very light: 428 g vs 403 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.4"

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
3 years newer
$229 - $237

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the WB100)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and WB100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 403 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.4"

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the HS35EXR (vs the WB100)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS35EXR (vs the WB100)

  • Larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the HS35EXR and WB100

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 403 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (26.4x vs 18x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 25 mm) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.5 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (114×79×86 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.4"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the WB100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and WB100

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $398.98

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F
7 months newer
$214

Significant advantages of the WB250F (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (107×62×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.4"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WB250F (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB250F and WB100

  • Inexpensive: $213.54 vs $398.98

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
4 months older

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.4"
  • Much lighter: 188 g vs 403 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB150F and WB100

  • None found

Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB50F
1 year newer
$278

Significant advantages of the WB50F (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×68×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.4"
  • Much lighter: 157 g vs 403 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB50F (vs the WB100)

  • Less zoom: 12x vs 26.4x

common strengths of the WB50F and WB100

  • Inexpensive: $278.38 vs $398.98

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.4"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the WB100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and WB100

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $398.98

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.4"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the WB100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the SX610 HS and WB100

  • Inexpensive: $253.76 vs $398.98

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Konica Minolta Dynax 5D

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the Dynax 5D (vs the WB100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Dynax 5D (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the Dynax 5D and WB100

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the WB100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and WB100

  • None found

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
2 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5500 and WB100

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and WB100

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (26.4x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 26 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is newer (june 2012 vs february 2011).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (114×79×86 mm) vs ultra compact (94×54×19 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and is thicker (3.4" vs 0.7").

Samsung PL120

Samsung PL120
1 year older

Significant advantages of the PL120 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PL120 (vs the WB100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL120 and WB100

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB100 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (26.4x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 28 mm) and is newer (june 2012 vs july 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (114×79×86 mm) vs super compact (95×60×20 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Samsung TL34HD

Samsung TL34HD
3 years older

Significant advantages of the TL34HD (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×60×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.4"
  • Much lighter: 178 g vs 403 g

Significant disadvantages of the TL34HD (vs the WB100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 22 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 26.4x

common strengths of the TL34HD and WB100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 3.4"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the WB100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 22 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 26.4x

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and WB100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the WB100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×79×86 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the WB100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 22 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 26.4x

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and WB100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens