As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Samsung Digimax i5 is also often compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Samsung Digimax i5's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S4 and the Coolpix S50) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1400 IS and the PowerShot SD450)

Competitor classes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung i5 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
4 years newer
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the i5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the i5)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and i5

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S50

Nikon Coolpix S50
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the S50 (vs the i5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S50 (vs the i5)

  • None found

common strengths of the S50 and i5

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung i5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 110k dots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is older (may 2005 vs september 2005).

Nikon Coolpix S4

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the S4 (vs the i5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4 (vs the i5)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S4 and i5

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung i5 compared to compact competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (90×60×17 mm) vs compact (114×55×31 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.2"), is slightly lighter (155 g vs 260 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 35 mm), is older (may 2005 vs august 2005) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Samsung i8

Samsung i8
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the i8 (vs the i5)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the i8 (vs the i5)

  • Larger: Super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×60×17 mm)

common strengths of the i8 and i5

  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×60×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 146 g vs 155 g

Canon PowerShot SD450

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the SD450 (vs the i5)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 39 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD450 (vs the i5)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SD450 and i5

  • Very small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×60×17 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 155 g vs 155 g

Kodak LS633

Kodak LS633
2 years older

Significant advantages of the LS633 (vs the i5)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the LS633 (vs the i5)

  • Much larger: Compact (114×55×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×60×17 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the LS633 and i5

  • Very small: Compact (114×55×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×60×17 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.7"