As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung NV7 OPS is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Samsung NV7 OPS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9100 and the D7100) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W110)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NV7 OPS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1/8 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 mm), is older (july 2006 vs january 2008), is much heavier (290 g vs 156 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much lighter: 156 g vs 290 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W110 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W110 and NV7 OPS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (88×57×22 mm) vs Compact (106×62×21 mm)

Samsung NV10

Samsung NV10
similar age

Significant advantages of the NV10 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 190 g vs 290 g

Significant disadvantages of the NV10 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the NV10 and NV7 OPS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×60×19 mm) vs Compact (106×62×21 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NV7 OPS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is significantly smaller (compact (106×62×21 mm) vs compact (105×62×35 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4") and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (7.1x vs 18x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
4 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (106×62×21 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S9100 and NV7 OPS

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (106×62×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NV7 OPS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (106×62×21 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is much lighter (290 g vs 675 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
6 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (106×62×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D7100 and NV7 OPS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NV7 OPS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.8").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 36 mm), is older (july 2006 vs january 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the Z8612 IS (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z8612 IS (vs the NV7 OPS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 2.8" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Z8612 IS and NV7 OPS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×66×71 mm) vs Compact (106×62×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 340 g vs 290 g