The Samsung PL10 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Samsung PL10's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot D20) and Samsung (such as the Digimax 301)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL10 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.6"), is significantly smaller (super compact (93×60×19 mm) vs compact (112×71×28 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8.6 MP vs 3.1 MP), is newer (february 2009 vs february 2004) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.5").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the D20 (vs the PL10)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the D20 (vs the PL10)

  • Much larger: Compact (112×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×60×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 228 g vs 141 g

common strengths of the D20 and PL10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

Samsung Digimax 301

5 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 301 (vs the PL10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 301 (vs the PL10)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×51×38 mm) vs Super compact (93×60×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the Digimax 301 and PL10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 137 g vs 141 g