Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Samsung TL500

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Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 47.0 vs 40.0
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Around 20% better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 20.4 bits vs 19.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 161 ISO vs 129 ISO
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The G12 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Samsung TL500

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the TL500's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 114x63x29 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 320 ms vs 380 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price Much cheaper $299.00 vs $671.48
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The best price we've seen is $372 cheaper (2.2x less)
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G12:11.2 EV
              TL500:11.1 EV
              Weight Heavy Help
              G12:401 g
              TL500:386 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G12:380 ms
              TL500:320 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G12:161 ISO
              TL500:129 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G12:2 fps
              TL500:1.5 fps
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G12:20.4 bits
              TL500:19.2 bits
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              G12:720p @ 24fps
              TL500:480p @ 30fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G12:47.0
              TL500:40.0
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G12:5x
              TL500:3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              G12:15s
              TL500:16s
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $309 - $329

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $370 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $527 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $549

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $490

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $654

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung EX2F

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $500

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Nikon Coolpix P6000

              Pro digicam

              $600

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547 - $699

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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