• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm F550EXR advantages over Samsung ST72

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 125 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung ST72 advantages over Fujifilm F550EXR

  • Less expensive
    $120 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.5 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    17 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    108g vs 215g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F500EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
Samsung ST72
Fujifilm F500EXR
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $284
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm F600EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
Samsung ST72
Fujifilm F600EXR
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $271
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung DV300F

Fujifilm F550EXR
Samsung DV300F
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung ST72
Samsung DV300F
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm F770EXR

Fujifilm F550EXR
Fujifilm F770EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $253
  • 1/2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung ST72
Fujifilm F770EXR
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $253
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung ST150F

Fujifilm F550EXR
Samsung ST150F
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung ST72
Samsung ST150F
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
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