Samsung TL500

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Samsung TL500

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Olympus XZ-1

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Olympus XZ-1

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Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus XZ-1

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 320 shots vs 240 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The XZ-1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 275 g vs 386 g
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Around 30% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 16s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung TL500

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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
Overall image quality Better image quality 40.0 vs 34.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.1 EV vs 10.4 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 114x63x29 mm vs 110x64x42 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 19.2 bits vs 18.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.7"
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More than 30% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Very wide aperture Help
        f/1.8
        Screen type OLED screens Help
        Bright and vivid
        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
        XZ-1:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
        TL500:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        XZ-1:10.4 EV
        TL500:11.1 EV
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        XZ-1:18.8 bits
        TL500:19.2 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        XZ-1:117 ISO
        TL500:129 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        XZ-1:34.0
        TL500:40.0
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        XZ-1:720p @ 30fps
        TL500:480p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        XZ-1:4x
        TL500:3x

        Compared to recent pro digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        10 MP
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        XZ-1:6,400 ISO
        TL500:3,200 ISO
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        XZ-1:7 fps
        TL500:1.5 fps

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $348 - $370

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $399

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $327

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Fujifilm XF1

        Fujifilm XF1

        Pro digicam

        $219

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $549

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Pro digicam

        $161 - $199

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Samsung TL500 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

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

        Samsung EX2F

        Pro digicam

        $399

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-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
        Samsung NX300

        Samsung NX300

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $485 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot G11

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Pro digicam

        $479

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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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.