As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung PL150 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Samsung PL150's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the PL100) and Nikon (such as the D3300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL150 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP) and is newer (january 2010 vs june 2004).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8).

Samsung PL100

Samsung PL100
similar age

Significant advantages of the PL100 (vs the PL150)

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Significant disadvantages of the PL100 (vs the PL150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 27 mm
  • 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 PL100 and PL150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the X31 (vs the PL150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X31 (vs the PL150)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the X31 and PL150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (86×67×24 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

Sony Cybershot DSC-W550
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W550 (vs the PL150)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W550 (vs the PL150)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-W550 and PL150

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL150 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (177 g vs 430 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the PL150)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the PL150)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Super compact (99×59×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D3300 and PL150

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 177 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL150 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is older (january 2010 vs february 2011) and is slightly heavier (177 g vs 113 g).

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS
4 months older
$252

Significant advantages of the 120 IS (vs the PL150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 120 IS (vs the PL150)

  • None found

common strengths of the 120 IS and PL150

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the PL150)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the PL150)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and PL150

  • None found