The Samsung SL203 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms and digicams. The Samsung SL203's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS10) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A50)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung SL203 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is significantly smaller (super compact (89×57×22 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (116 g vs 219 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 16x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the SL203)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the SL203)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 219 g vs 116 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and SL203

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 219 g vs 116 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung SL203 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has image stabilization (digital vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.2 MP), is newer (january 2010 vs march 1999) and is slightly lighter (116 g vs 290 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A50

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A50 (vs the SL203)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A50 (vs the SL203)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot A50 and SL203

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8