As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung L310W is also often compared to super zooms and digicams. The Samsung L310W's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L820 and the Coolpix 800) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix SL300)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L310W compared to other compact competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (13.4 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (july 2008 vs february 2011).

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the L310W)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the L310W)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX7 and L310W

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L310W compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.1), is slightly smaller (compact (92×61×23 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (13.4 MP vs 9.7 MP), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.9") and is slightly lighter (168 g vs 510 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L310W)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L310W)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 470 g vs 168 g

common strengths of the L820 and L310W

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 168 g

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the L310W)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the L310W)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 510 g vs 168 g

common strengths of the SL300 and L310W

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 168 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.9"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L310W compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 112k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (92×61×23 mm) vs standard size (119×69×61 mm)) and takes much higher resolution photos (13.4 MP vs 1.9 MP).

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

Nikon Coolpix 800

Nikon Coolpix 800
8 years older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 800 (vs the L310W)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 800 (vs the L310W)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Much lower true resolution: 1.9 MP vs 13.4 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix 800 and L310W

  • None found