As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ST1000 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, travel zooms, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Samsung ST1000's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the ST150F) and Canon (such as the EOS 750D and the PowerShot A720 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST1000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (4,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (september 2008 vs july 2010) and is slightly heavier (176 g vs 121 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the ST1000)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the ST1000)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and ST1000

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,152k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the ST1000)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 121 g vs 176 g
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the ST1000)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots

common strengths of the DSC-T99 and ST1000

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the ST1000)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the ST1000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FP2 and ST1000

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.7"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST1000 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (4,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/2.5), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), is significantly larger (super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)), is older (september 2008 vs january 2013) and is significantly heavier (176 g vs 114 g).

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and ST1000

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
6 years newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the 750D and ST1000

  • None found

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
4 years newer
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the 700D and ST1000

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST1000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen, is thinner (0.7" vs 1.7") and is slightly less expensive ($353.54 vs $699.99).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), is older (september 2008 vs july 2010) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and ST1000

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST1000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), is much smaller (super compact (100×61×19 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (4,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (september 2008 vs january 2010) and significantly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the ST1000)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the ST1000)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and ST1000

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (100×61×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 200 g vs 176 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the ST1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and ST1000

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST1000 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 115k dots), has a touch screen, is newer (september 2008 vs august 2007) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.6 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A720 IS (vs the ST1000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.6
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A720 IS (vs the ST1000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A720 IS and ST1000

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 250 g vs 176 g