The Samsung S1050 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms. The Samsung S1050's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS10)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung S1050 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (compact (105×64×25 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)) and is thinner (1" vs 1.3").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
4 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the S1050)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the S1050)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (105×64×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and S1050

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (105×64×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 254 g