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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 50.0 vs 40.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weight Much lighter 198 g vs 386 g
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Around 50% lighter
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 114x63x29 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 19.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 320 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 153 ISO vs 129 ISO
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The S100 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Samsung TL500

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the TL500's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Very wide aperture Help
        S100:f/2.0
        TL500:f/1.8
        Supports RAW RAW support Help
        Better editing
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        S100:11.6 EV
        TL500:11.1 EV
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        S100:153 ISO
        TL500:129 ISO
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        S100:20.7 bits
        TL500:19.2 bits
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        S100:50.0
        TL500:40.0
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        S100:250 ms
        TL500:320 ms
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S100:5x
        TL500:3x

        Compared to recent pro digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Very small Help
        S100:99x60x28 mm
        TL500:114x63x29 mm
        Thickness Very thin Help
        1.1"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        S100:15s
        TL500:16s
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
        slower focusing
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        S100:12,800 ISO
        TL500:None
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        S100:200 shots
        TL500:240 shots
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        S100:6,400 ISO
        TL500:3,200 ISO
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        S100:12 MP
        TL500:10 MP
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
        TL500:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $445

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $300 - $398

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $449

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Fujifilm XF1

        Fujifilm XF1

        Pro digicam

        $239 - $294

        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $829

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $396 - $399

        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $228 - $249

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $320

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279 - $368

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

        Samsung TL500 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Samsung EX2F

        Samsung EX2F

        Pro digicam

        $470

        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix P7000

        Nikon Coolpix P7000

        Pro digicam

        $388

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $320 body only

        $420 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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