As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Samsung WB5500 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, compacts, mirrorless, digicams, pro digicams and travel zooms. The Samsung WB5500's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S4100)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is older (may 2010 vs february 2011).

Fujifilm FinePix S3350

Fujifilm FinePix S3350
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the S3350 (vs the WB5500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3350 (vs the WB5500)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3350 and WB5500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 426 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.6"

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981
3 months older

Significant advantages of the Z981 (vs the WB5500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z981 (vs the WB5500)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z981 and WB5500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (124×85×105 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 426 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.6"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is significantly smaller (prosumer size (116×83×91 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the WB5500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the WB5500)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and WB5500

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has significantly more zoom (26x vs 5x), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (116×83×91 mm) vs super compact (95×57×20 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (may 2010 vs february 2011) and is thicker (3.6" vs 0.8").

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100
9 months newer
$135

Significant advantages of the S4100 (vs the WB5500)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 131 g vs 426 g

Significant disadvantages of the S4100 (vs the WB5500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 26x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S4100 and WB5500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.7"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,152k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the WB5500)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,152k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the WB5500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX2000 and WB5500

  • Light weight: 228 g vs 426 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.5) and is older (may 2010 vs january 2012).

Samsung ST ST76

Samsung ST76
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ST76 (vs the WB5500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST76 (vs the WB5500)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ST76 and WB5500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (may 2010 vs february 2004) and is slightly lighter (426 g vs 724 g).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.4), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the C-8080 Wide Zoom (vs the WB5500)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the C-8080 Wide Zoom (vs the WB5500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Heavier: 724 g vs 426 g

common strengths of the C-8080 Wide Zoom and WB5500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung WB5500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (26x vs 10x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (116×83×91 mm) vs compact (102×58×28 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (may 2010 vs january 2011).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the WB5500)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (116×83×91 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the WB5500)

  • Significantly less zoom: 10x vs 26x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX7v and WB5500

  • None found