The Samsung S860 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Samsung S860's top rivals come from Canon (such as the ELPH 310 HS and the Rebel T3) and Olympus (such as the C-730 UZ)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Samsung S860 has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly larger (compact (93×62×27 mm) vs super compact (96×57×22 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift).

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
3 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the S860)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the S860)

  • None found

common strengths of the 310 HS and S860

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Compact (93×62×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 173 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung S860 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (93×62×27 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (173 g vs 459 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 2.7"), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 12.2 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S860)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.4"

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the S860)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Compact (93×62×27 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 459 g vs 173 g

common strengths of the T3 and S860

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung S860 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.4" vs 1.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 114k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (93×62×27 mm) vs standard size (108×76×78 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 3.1 MP) and is newer (december 2007 vs september 2002).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus C-730 UZ

Olympus C-730 UZ
5 years older

Significant advantages of the C-730 UZ (vs the S860)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C-730 UZ (vs the S860)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.4"
  • Lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 8 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the C-730 UZ and S860

  • Very small: Standard size (108×76×78 mm) vs Compact (93×62×27 mm)
  • Very light: 400 g vs 173 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"