As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung SL620 is also often compared to digicams, super zooms and pro digicams. The Samsung SL620's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the D-370 and the C-3040 Zoom) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P520)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung SL620 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP) and is newer (february 2009 vs august 2005).

However, on average it is slightly heavier (168 g vs 120 g).

Canon PowerShot SD30

Canon PowerShot SD30
3 years older
$308

Significant advantages of the SD30 (vs the SL620)

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Significant disadvantages of the SD30 (vs the SL620)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the SD30 and SL620

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung SL620 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/4), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.2 MP) and is newer (february 2009 vs june 2001).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus D-370

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the D-370 (vs the SL620)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-370 (vs the SL620)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/4 vs f/2.8
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the D-370 and SL620

  • Light weight: 190 g vs 168 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung SL620 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (92×61×23 mm) vs professional size (125×84×102 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4") and is significantly lighter (168 g vs 550 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
4 years newer
$337

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the SL620)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the SL620)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 550 g vs 168 g

common strengths of the P520 and SL620

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Compact (92×61×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 168 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 0.9"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung SL620 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is slightly smaller (compact (92×61×23 mm) vs standard size (109×66×76 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP) and is newer (february 2009 vs november 2000).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus C-3040 Zoom

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the C-3040 Zoom (vs the SL620)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C-3040 Zoom (vs the SL620)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the C-3040 Zoom and SL620

  • Each has a built-in flash