As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ES70 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Samsung ES70's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 700D) and Samsung (such as the PL100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES70 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), is slightly smaller (super compact (96×58×21 mm) vs compact (86×67×24 mm)), has image stabilization (digital vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Samsung PL100

Samsung PL100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PL100 (vs the ES70)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the PL100 (vs the ES70)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PL100 and ES70

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×58×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 119 g

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the X31 (vs the ES70)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the X31 (vs the ES70)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the X31 and ES70

  • Very small: Compact (86×67×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×58×21 mm)
  • Very light: 165 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
4 years newer
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the ES70)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the ES70)

  • None found

common strengths of the 700D and ES70

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ES70 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (96×58×21 mm) vs compact (98×55×26 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1"), is slightly lighter (119 g vs 158 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and is older (january 2009 vs july 2009).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZX1 (vs the ES70)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZX1 (vs the ES70)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (96×58×21 mm)
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZX1 and ES70

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (96×58×21 mm)
  • Very light: 158 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"