As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ES15 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, travel zooms and digicams. The Samsung ES15's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the PL100 and the ST66) and Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A230)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES15 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly lighter (140 g vs 177 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), is older (february 2009 vs january 2010) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8").

Samsung PL100

Samsung PL100
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the PL100 (vs the ES15)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PL100 (vs the ES15)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL100 and ES15

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Compact (94×61×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES15 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (94×61×23 mm) vs prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3") and is much lighter (140 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (800 x 592 @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the ES15)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the ES15)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Compact (94×61×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.7" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 490 g vs 140 g

common strengths of the DSLR-A230 and ES15

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm) vs Compact (94×61×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 0.9"

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the ES15)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the ES15)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (94×61×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 505 g vs 140 g

common strengths of the D3200 and ES15

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES15 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (94×61×23 mm) vs large (131×97×126 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 5") and is significantly lighter (140 g vs 687 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm FinePix HS33 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS33 EXR
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS33 EXR (vs the ES15)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the HS33 EXR (vs the ES15)

  • Much larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Compact (94×61×23 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 687 g vs 140 g

common strengths of the HS33 EXR and ES15

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 140 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES15 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.6).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2009 vs april 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700

Fujifilm FinePix JZ700
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the JZ700 (vs the ES15)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the JZ700 (vs the ES15)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the JZ700 and ES15

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 134 g vs 140 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES15 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP) and is newer (february 2009 vs october 2003).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
2 years newer
$101

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the ES15)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the ES15)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST66 and ES15

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX1

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX1 (vs the ES15)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX1 (vs the ES15)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FX1 and ES15

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 140 g