The Samsung NV3 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Samsung NV3's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the T100) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZR3)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NV3 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (95×57×18 mm) vs compact (98×55×26 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (july 2006 vs january 2010) and much shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR3 (vs the NV3)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR3 (vs the NV3)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZR3 and NV3

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×57×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 159 g vs 155 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NV3 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/3.5 vs f/4.6), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (95×57×18 mm) vs compact (93×60×23 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9") and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 36 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), is older (july 2006 vs march 2010) and is slightly heavier (155 g vs 122 g).

Olympus T100

Olympus T-100
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the T100 (vs the NV3)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T100 (vs the NV3)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4.6 vs f/3.5
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the T100 and NV3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (95×57×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"