As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung CL65 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, travel zooms, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Samsung CL65's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the ST150F) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the PowerShot A720 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (4,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (september 2008 vs july 2010) and is slightly heavier (176 g vs 121 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the CL65)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the CL65)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and CL65

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the CL65)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the CL65)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DSC-T99 and CL65

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the CL65)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the CL65)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FP2 and CL65

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/2.5), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), is older (september 2008 vs january 2013) and is slightly heavier (176 g vs 114 g).

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the CL65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the CL65)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and CL65

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 1,040k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($416.42 vs $549.00).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the CL65)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the CL65)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the T6i and CL65

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Have touch screens

Canon Rebel T5i

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

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the CL65)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the CL65)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and CL65

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Have touch screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.7" vs 1.7") and is slightly less expensive ($416.42 vs $699.99).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), is older (september 2008 vs july 2010) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the CL65)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.6
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the CL65)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and CL65

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (september 2008 vs january 2010) and significantly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the CL65)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the CL65)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and CL65

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 200 g vs 176 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, is much smaller (super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)) and is thinner (0.7" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the CL65)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the CL65)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)

common strengths of the 60D and CL65

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $554.94 vs $416.42
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 176 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung CL65 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 115k dots), has a touch screen, is newer (september 2008 vs august 2007) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A720 IS (vs the CL65)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.6
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A720 IS (vs the CL65)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A720 IS and CL65

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