As well as being compared against other compacts, the Samsung WB1000 is also often compared to travel zooms and super zooms. The Samsung WB1000's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the WB2000 and the EX1) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix F710)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB1000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 32 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.1"), is slightly smaller (super compact (97×61×21 mm) vs compact (110×54×29 mm)), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.4), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't support an external flash.

Samsung WB2000

Samsung WB2000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the WB2000 (vs the WB1000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WB2000 (vs the WB1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB2000 and WB1000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Fujifilm FinePix F710

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the F710 (vs the WB1000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the F710 (vs the WB1000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the F710 and WB1000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the WB1000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the WB1000)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WX7 and WB1000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×21 mm)

Samsung EX1

Samsung EX1
1 year newer
$282

Significant advantages of the EX1 (vs the WB1000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EX1 (vs the WB1000)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (114×63×29 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the EX1 and WB1000

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB1000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (97×61×21 mm) vs compact (105×59×29 mm)), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs sensor shift), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2009 vs may 2012).

Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
3 years newer
$842

Significant advantages of the EX-ZR300 (vs the WB1000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZR300 (vs the WB1000)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the EX-ZR300 and WB1000

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB1000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (97×61×21 mm) vs prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6") and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2009 vs july 2012) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the WB1000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the WB1000)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ62 and WB1000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×21 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"