As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung Digimax V40 is also often compared to waterproofs, pro digicams, super zooms and travel zooms. The Samsung Digimax V40's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TS3) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P310)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung V40 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (117k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (106×56×37 mm) vs compact (104×64×28 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the V40)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the V40)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-TS3 and V40

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
8 years newer
$451

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the V40)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the V40)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the P310 and V40

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung V40 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (117k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (compact (106×56×37 mm) vs ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the V40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the V40)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and V40

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung V40 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2" vs 1.8"), is newer (february 2004 vs february 2003), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it slightly shorter exposures (2 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot S50

Canon PowerShot S50
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S50 (vs the V40)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S50 (vs the V40)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S50 and V40

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung V40 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (106×56×37 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.6"), is slightly lighter (230 g vs 508 g), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 22 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (117k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
10 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the V40)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 117k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the V40)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.5"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L830 and V40

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (106×56×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 230 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung V40 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.2x vs 22x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (117k dots vs 614k dots).

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
9 years newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the V40)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the V40)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S9500 and V40

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Compact (106×56×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 205 g vs 230 g