Samsung TL500 vs Olympus XZ-1

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Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

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

Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F

Pro digicam

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$250

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$570 - $648

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$449

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$519 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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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.