As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ST5000 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Samsung ST5000's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the Galaxy Camera 2) and Olympus (such as the C-1Z)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST5000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (31 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 1.5"), is significantly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (110×62×34 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.2 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus C-1Z

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the C-1Z (vs the ST5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C-1Z (vs the ST5000)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 31 mm

common strengths of the C-1Z and ST5000

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST5000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (133×71×19 mm)) and is much lighter (160 g vs 283 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (7x vs 21x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a much smaller screen (3.5" vs 4.8").

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
4 years newer
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the ST5000)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 31 mm
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the ST5000)

  • Larger: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 283 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the Camera 2 and ST5000

  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Very small: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST5000 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7") and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.4), has a much narrower wide angle lens (31 mm vs 24 mm) and is slightly heavier (160 g vs 117 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380
similar age
$230

Significant advantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the ST5000)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W380 (vs the ST5000)

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common strengths of the DSC-W380 and ST5000

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