As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Samsung EX1 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Samsung EX1's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G12 and the PowerShot S95) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX5 and the Lumix DMC-TZ10)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 614k dots), has a screen which flips out, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is significantly less expensive ($281.89 vs $2,041.61).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 6 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 330 shots), is older (february 2010 vs june 2012) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
6 months newer
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the EX1)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G12 and EX1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
4 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the EX1)

  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 240 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 16 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the EX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and EX1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the EX1)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the EX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and EX1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $281.89

Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F
2 years newer
$536

Significant advantages of the EX2F (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EX2F (vs the EX1)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the EX2F and EX1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
6 months newer
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the EX1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the EX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the S95 and EX1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $315.00 vs $281.89

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year newer
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the EX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P300 and EX1

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has a screen which flips out, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is newer (february 2010 vs february 2009).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (114×63×29 mm) vs super compact (97×61×21 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
4 months newer
$504

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX700 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Compact (104×56×25 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX700 (vs the EX1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FX700 and EX1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.2 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Samsung WB1000

Samsung WB1000
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WB1000 (vs the EX1)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×61×21 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB1000 (vs the EX1)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the WB1000 and EX1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 614k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.7"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the EX1)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the EX1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the NX2000 and EX1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 228 g vs 386 g

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10
similar age
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX10 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX10 (vs the EX1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the NX10 and EX1

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Fairly small: Mid size (123×87×40 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.1"

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
4 years newer
$446 (body only)
$499 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the EX1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the EX1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the NX3000 and EX1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×66×39 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 230 g vs 386 g

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
2 years newer
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 16 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (vs the EX1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the E-PL5 and EX1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 386 g

Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1
2 years newer
$1,030 (body only)
$848 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E1 (vs the EX1)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-E1 (vs the EX1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the X-E1 and EX1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (129×75×38 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 386 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2014).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ10 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 16 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ10 (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ10 and EX1

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the EX1)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the EX1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H10 and EX1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
4 years newer
$378

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ70 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1.5 fps
  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ70 (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-TZ70 and EX1

  • Inexpensive: $377.65 vs $281.89

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
4 years newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1.5 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and EX1

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $281.89

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
3 years newer
$359

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the SX600 HS and EX1

  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $281.89

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the EX1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 620 UZ and EX1

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 26 mm), has a screen which flips out and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (compact (114×63×29 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 10 fps).

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the EX1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the EX1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and EX1

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 5 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm).

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
3 years newer
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the EX1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the EX1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)

common strengths of the K-50 and EX1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"

Canon EOS 700D

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

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the EX1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the EX1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)

common strengths of the 700D and EX1

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
1 year newer
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the EX1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 110 ms vs 320 ms

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the EX1)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the 1100D and EX1

  • Inexpensive: $332.24 vs $281.89

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420
1 year older

Significant advantages of the E-420 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 3.5 fps vs 1.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the E-420 (vs the EX1)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the E-420 and EX1

  • Very small: Standard size (130×91×53 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 386 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact (114×63×29 mm) vs prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 12 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (240 shots vs 410 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS
2 years older
$320

Significant advantages of the Z8612 IS (vs the EX1)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z8612 IS (vs the EX1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the Z8612 IS and EX1

  • Very small: Standard size (104×66×71 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 340 g vs 386 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the EX1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 410 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the EX1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and EX1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Compact (114×63×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 386 g