As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung PL200 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Samsung PL200's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9100 and the Coolpix S3600) and Samsung (such as the TL205 and the HZ10W)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL200 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 28 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (july 2010 vs february 2011).

Samsung TL205

Samsung TL205
6 months older

Significant advantages of the TL205 (vs the PL200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TL205 (vs the PL200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 31 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the TL205 and PL200

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

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the PL200)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the PL200)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much larger: Compact (98×61×30 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-S5000 and PL200

  • Very small: Compact (98×61×30 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 172 g vs 170 g

Sony Cybershot W560

Sony Cybershot DSC-W560
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the W560 (vs the PL200)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 28 mm vs 31 mm
  • Lighter: 126 g vs 170 g

Significant disadvantages of the W560 (vs the PL200)

  • None found

common strengths of the W560 and PL200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the PL200)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 31 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the PL200)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX9 and PL200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX78 (vs the PL200)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 31 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX78 (vs the PL200)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX78 and PL200

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (99×56×20 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung PL200 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is much smaller (compact (100×60×21 mm) vs compact (105×62×35 mm)) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (july 2010 vs january 2014) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
6 months newer
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the PL200)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 31 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the PL200)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S9100 and PL200

  • Very small: Compact (105×62×35 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Very light: 214 g vs 170 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"

Samsung HZ10W

Samsung HZ10W
1 year older

Significant advantages of the HZ10W (vs the PL200)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 31 mm

Significant disadvantages of the HZ10W (vs the PL200)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×61×37 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much thicker: 1.5" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the HZ10W and PL200

  • Very small: Compact (105×61×37 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 249 g vs 170 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
3 years newer
$186

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the PL200)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 31 mm
  • Smaller: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Lighter: 125 g vs 170 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the PL200)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S3600 and PL200

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 170 g

Samsung PL210

Samsung PL210
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the PL210 (vs the PL200)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 27 mm vs 31 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PL210 (vs the PL200)

  • None found

common strengths of the PL210 and PL200

  • Very small: Super compact (100×59×20 mm) vs Compact (100×60×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 148 g vs 170 g