The Samsung DV180F has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.
This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DV180F.
Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.