• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 875.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX30 IS advantages over Samsung WB1100F

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB1100F advantages over Canon SX30 IS

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    462g vs 615g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Compared to Leica V-LUX 2

Canon SX30 IS
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More dots on screen
Samsung WB1100F
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out

Compared to Sony HX100V

Canon SX30 IS
Sony HX100V
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Wider angle lens
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
Samsung WB1100F
Sony HX100V
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Canon SX30 IS
Canon SX40 HS
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Samsung WB1100F
Canon SX40 HS
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX30 IS
Nikon P530
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Samsung WB1100F
Nikon P530
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Nikon L840

Canon SX30 IS
Nikon L840
  • $440
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung WB1100F
Nikon L840
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
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