As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Samsung AQ100 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Samsung AQ100's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the Rebel T5i) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP70 and the FinePix XP30)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung AQ100 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (94×61×19 mm) vs compact (104×67×26 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1") and is slightly lighter (121 g vs 179 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2010 vs january 2014) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70
3 years newer
$179

Significant advantages of the XP70 (vs the AQ100)

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Significant disadvantages of the XP70 (vs the AQ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP70 and AQ100

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the XP30 (vs the AQ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP30 (vs the AQ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP30 and AQ100

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the AQ100)

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Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the AQ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and AQ100

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the AQ100)

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Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the AQ100)

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common strengths of the T5i and AQ100

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung AQ100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×61×19 mm) vs prosumer size (123×83×87 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 3.4"), is significantly lighter (121 g vs 530 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/3.1), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 22 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
2 years newer
$316

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the AQ100)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the AQ100)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly thicker: 3.4" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 530 g vs 121 g

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and AQ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×83×87 mm) vs Super compact (94×61×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 121 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 0.7"