The Samsung ST60 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms, compacts and super zooms. The Samsung ST60's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio E80) and Samsung (such as the WB35F and the PL170)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST60 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (91×56×16 mm) vs compact (101×61×28 mm)), is thinner (0.6" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (96 g vs 144 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and is older (january 2010 vs february 2014).

Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155
4 years newer
$318

Significant advantages of the IXUS 155 (vs the ST60)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 155 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 0.9" vs 0.6"
  • Heavier: 142 g vs 96 g

common strengths of the IXUS 155 and ST60

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Very light: 142 g vs 96 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.6"

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
4 years newer
$425

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the ST60)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.6"
  • Heavier: 144 g vs 96 g

common strengths of the WB35F and ST60

  • Very small: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Very light: 144 g vs 96 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.6"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST60 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 31 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (91×56×16 mm) vs compact (102×59×25 mm)), is newer (january 2010 vs january 2009), is thinner (0.6" vs 1") and is significantly lighter (96 g vs 169 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs DigitalLens), doesn't have a touch screen and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Pentax Optio E80

Pentax Optio E80
5 months older

Significant advantages of the E80 (vs the ST60)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the E80 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×59×25 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 27 mm

common strengths of the E80 and ST60

  • Very small: Compact (102×59×25 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Very light: 145 g vs 96 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.6"

Samsung PL170

Samsung PL170
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PL170 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PL170 (vs the ST60)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (95×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 153 g vs 96 g

common strengths of the PL170 and ST60

  • Very small: Super compact (95×57×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.6"
  • Very light: 153 g vs 96 g

Samsung ST500

Samsung ST500
5 months older

Significant advantages of the ST500 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ST500 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 169 g vs 96 g

common strengths of the ST500 and ST60

  • Very small: Super compact (100×60×19 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.6"
  • Very light: 169 g vs 96 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS7 (vs the ST60)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS7 (vs the ST60)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 27 mm
  • Much larger: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 0.9" vs 0.6"

common strengths of the DMC-FS7 and ST60

  • Very small: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.6"
  • Very light: 139 g vs 96 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LS75 (vs the ST60)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LS75 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger: Compact (94×62×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DMC-LS75 and ST60

  • Very small: Compact (94×62×30 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 96 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.6"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung ST60 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (91×56×16 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), is thinner (0.6" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (96 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has slightly less zoom (4.1x vs 50x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the ST60)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the ST60)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 0.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 96 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and ST60

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Ultra compact (91×56×16 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.6"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 96 g