As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung PL100 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung PL100's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot IXUS 160 and the PowerShot A540) and Samsung (such as the PL150 and the L100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL100 compared to other compact competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs compact (90×64×43 mm)), is newer (january 2010 vs february 2009) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Samsung PL150

Samsung PL150
similar age

Significant advantages of the PL150 (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PL150 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL150 and PL100

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 177 g

Canon PowerShot A540

Canon PowerShot A540
3 years older

Significant advantages of the A540 (vs the PL100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A540 (vs the PL100)

  • Much larger: Compact (90×64×43 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much thicker: 1.7" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A540 and PL100

  • None found

Samsung PL170

Samsung PL170
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PL170 (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PL170 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL170 and PL100

  • Very small: Super compact (95×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 177 g

Samsung PL200

Samsung PL200
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the PL200 (vs the PL100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 31 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PL200 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL200 and PL100

  • Very small: Compact (100×60×21 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 177 g

Samsung ST550

Samsung ST550
4 months older
$339

Significant advantages of the ST550 (vs the PL100)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ST550 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST550 and PL100

  • Very small: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 187 g vs 177 g

Samsung ES15

Samsung ES15
10 months older

Significant advantages of the ES15 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ES15 (vs the PL100)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger: Compact (94×61×23 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)

common strengths of the ES15 and PL100

  • Very small: Compact (94×61×23 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 177 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Samsung PL100 has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), is significantly larger (super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×17 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2010 vs january 2012) and is slightly heavier (177 g vs 117 g).

Samsung L100

Samsung L100
2 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the L100 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L100 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the L100 and PL100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
similar age
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and PL100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W350 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W350 and PL100

  • None found

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and PL100

  • None found

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and PL100

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs compact (107×60×23 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2010 vs january 2015) and is slightly heavier (177 g vs 144 g).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
5 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly lighter: 127 g vs 177 g

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and PL100

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 177 g

Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155
4 years newer
$318

Significant advantages of the IXUS 155 (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 155 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 155 and PL100

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 142 g vs 177 g

Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB50F
4 years newer
$278

Significant advantages of the WB50F (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the WB50F (vs the PL100)

  • Much larger: Compact (101×68×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the WB50F and PL100

  • Very small: Compact (101×68×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 157 g vs 177 g

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the PL100)

  • Much larger: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)

common strengths of the WB150F and PL100

  • Very small: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 188 g vs 177 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
6 years newer
$99

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 177 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and PL100

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 177 g

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
4 years newer
$425

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the PL100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the PL100)

  • Much larger: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the WB35F and PL100

  • Very small: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 144 g vs 177 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620
10 months older

Significant advantages of the E-620 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the E-620 (vs the PL100)

  • None found

common strengths of the E-620 and PL100

  • None found