As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ES30 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Samsung ES30's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS and the PowerShot A1200) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix AV200 and the FinePix S5700 Zoom)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 32 mm) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (september 2010 vs february 2011).

Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the A1200 (vs the ES30)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1200 (vs the ES30)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A1200 and ES30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 141 g

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
3 months newer
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the ES30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the ES30)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A2200 and ES30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Compact (96×62×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Fujifilm FinePix AV200
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the AV200 (vs the ES30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AV200 (vs the ES30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 27 mm
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the AV200 and ES30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Compact (96×62×23 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix L24

Nikon Coolpix L24
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the L24 (vs the ES30)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the L24 (vs the ES30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 27 mm
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the L24 and ES30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
4 months newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the ES30)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the ES30)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and ES30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (96×62×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
3 months newer
$231

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the ES30)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the ES30)

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

common strengths of the A3300 IS and ES30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (96×62×23 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and is older (september 2010 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the ES30)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the ES30)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and ES30

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (96×62×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 141 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES30 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (96×62×23 mm) vs prosumer size (106×76×81 mm)), has image stabilization (digital vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the ES30)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the ES30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and ES30

  • Very small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Compact (96×62×23 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 141 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.9"