Samsung TL500 vs Olympus XZ-1

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Samsung TL500

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Olympus XZ-1

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Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-1.

competitors

Samsung TL500 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $648

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$372

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$651

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

Samsung TL500
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Olympus XZ-1
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Windman_ (2:36 PM, October 13, 2011)
TL500/EX1 is great at daylight. images are crisp colors are very well maintained but when it is dark, it pushes iso level harsly. it has screen that is very good quality-when ambient light is low ,but under bright sun light it is hard to see images. video quality is good, but resolution is low. for this price it is a good investment which can accompany to DSLR during trips. I strongly sugget using a polarizer filter with an adaptor tube all times.