The Samsung ES55 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Samsung ES55's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the SL202) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES55 compared to other compact competitors include: it supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 31 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and is older (january 2009 vs february 2012).

Samsung SL202

Samsung SL202
similar age

Significant advantages of the SL202 (vs the ES55)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the SL202 (vs the ES55)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SL202 and ES55

  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 116 g vs 116 g

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the ES55)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm
  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the ES55)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S3300 and ES55

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 128 g vs 116 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12
3 months newer
$223

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS12 (vs the ES55)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly better wide angle: 31 mm vs 35 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS12 (vs the ES55)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-FS12 and ES55

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 129 g vs 116 g

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 80 IS (vs the ES55)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 80 IS (vs the ES55)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 80 IS and ES55

  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 116 g