As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Samsung Pro815 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Samsung Pro815's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3i) and Olympus (such as the SP-810 UZ)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Pro815 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.2 vs f/2.9), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (june 2005 vs july 2011) and is significantly heavier (910 g vs 413 g).

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
6 years newer
$489

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the Pro815)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 413 g vs 910 g

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the Pro815)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.2
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and Pro815

  • Fairly small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (136×87×79 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung Pro815 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 3.7 fps).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Pro815)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 235k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Pro815)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (136×87×79 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and Pro815

  • None found

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years newer
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the Pro815)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the Pro815)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the D60 and Pro815

  • None found