As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung ST550 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Samsung ST550's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS) and Samsung (such as the DV150F and the ST700)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST550 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 31 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (august 2009 vs february 2011).

Samsung ST700

Samsung ST700
1 year newer
$280

Significant advantages of the ST700 (vs the ST550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST700 (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the ST700 and ST550

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×55×20 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"

Samsung PL170

Samsung PL170
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PL170 (vs the ST550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PL170 (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the PL170 and ST550

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"

Samsung PL100

Samsung PL100
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the PL100 (vs the ST550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PL100 (vs the ST550)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots

common strengths of the PL100 and ST550

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Samsung ST500

Samsung ST500
similar age

Significant advantages of the ST500 (vs the ST550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST500 (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the ST500 and ST550

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"

Samsung ST5500

Samsung ST5500
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the ST5500 (vs the ST550)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the ST5500 (vs the ST550)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the ST5500 and ST550

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.7" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the ST550)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the ST550)

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

common strengths of the IXUS 220 HS and ST550

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST550 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (august 2009 vs january 2016) and is slightly heavier (187 g vs 126 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
6 years newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the ST550)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and ST550

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 187 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
4 years newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the ST550)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Lighter: 121 g vs 187 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and ST550

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 187 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
6 years newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the ST550)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the ST550)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and ST550

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 138 g vs 187 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
6 years newer
$99

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the ST550)

  • Significantly lighter: 119 g vs 187 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the ST550)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and ST550

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 187 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 350 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 350 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 350 HS (vs the ST550)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 350 HS (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the IXUS 350 HS and ST550

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 187 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
6 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the ST550)

  • Lighter: 126 g vs 187 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the ST550)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and ST550

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 187 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST550 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a touch screen and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.5), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 25 mm), is slightly larger (super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the ST550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the ST550)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and ST550

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the ST550)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the ST550)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and ST550

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST550 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,152k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.7" vs 4.8").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2009 vs february 2016).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
4 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the ST550)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the ST550)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,152k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and ST550

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 187 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $338.65

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
6 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the ST550)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 27 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the ST550)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,152k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and ST550

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Super compact (100×60×19 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 187 g