Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Samsung TL500

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

55

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Samsung TL500

46

Samsung TL500

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Many focus points
Focus points
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Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 40.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 129 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Color depth
Better color depth
20.5 bits vs 19.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight
Slightly lighter
350 g vs 386 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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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 460k dots
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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
114x63x29 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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2.2x smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 2.2"
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Around 50% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X10:f/2.0
              TL500:f/1.8
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              X10:11.3 EV
              TL500:11.1 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X10:20.5 bits
              TL500:19.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10:245 ISO
              TL500:129 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X10:50.0
              TL500:40.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X10:4x
              TL500:3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              X10:30s
              TL500:16s
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              X10:12,800 ISO
              TL500:None
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              X10:12 MP
              TL500:10 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Samsung TL500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

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

              Samsung EX2F

              Pro digicam

              $569

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $529 body only

              $598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Larger

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